Secure cloud applications and social media control is becoming a top priority of IT organizations as core business functions like sales, marketing automation, HR and accounting move to the cloud. Most companies now have corporate Facebook and Twitter accounts.
With Zscaler, IT organizations can easily control application usage—providing the right access to the right employee—so that companies can effectively leverage the benefits of cloud applications and social media, while reducing security risks.
Zscaler gives IT organizations immediate, clear visibility into which cloud applications are being used throughout the enterprise. Unlike traditional solutions that block applications altogether, Zscaler offers granular, flexible and comprehensive policy-based controls by:
As cloud applications continue to become more mainstream, managing which employees have access and controlling privileges such as the ability to download or write to these applications is critical. For example, Box.net usage should be fine but no company confidential information should be stored there.
Webmail and IM create corporate or legal liability through data leakage of confidential data in file attachments, which are often not monitored by traditional email gateway solutions. With Zscaler, IT organizations can allow access to selected Webmail applications, such as Gmail, but block users from attaching files, which increase the risk of data leakage.
Zscaler makes it easy for businesses to control Web 2.0 app and social media usage. For example, organizations might define an acceptable use policy that lets all employees view Facebook for a certain number of hours per day, but only allow approved employees to post content. Similarly, an organization might provide access to all its employees to YouTube to watch training videos, but only allow certain employees the ability to upload videos.
Zscaler’s Application Control product leverages the full power of the Zscaler Direct-to-Cloud Network. To learn more, register for one of Zscaler’s weekly webinars here.