Today, on behalf of the entire team at Zscaler, I’m proud to share an important step forward in our commitment to help federal agencies take advantage of modern, cloud-based technology, securely.
The FedRAMP Connect program announced that Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) is prioritized for Joint Authorization Board (JAB) FedRAMP certification at the High Impact Level. ZIA, combined with Zscaler Private Access (JAB authorized at the High Impact Level) are the core of the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange.
The JAB selects an extremely limited number of providers for review each year – the primary criteria is government-wide demand for the solution. Zscaler’s selection underscores the value we are delivering to the 100+ federal agencies, Federal Systems Integrators (FSIs), and partners, and close to one million total users that we currently support; and widespread interest in and need for our solutions across the federal government.
The FedRAMP Connect team shared they are “proud to see the scope and scale of innovation and infrastructure modernization that this next group of vendors represent for JAB authorizations.”
In 2019, ZIA became the first cloud-based secure web gateway solution to earn FedRAMP certification. In 2020, Gartner recognized Zscaler as the only leader in its December 2020 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways. Today’s announcement underscores the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange and Zscaler Advanced Cloud Sandbox as the industry model for the successful implementation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA’s) Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 guidelines, helping to keep civilian agencies and employees safe, productive, and focused on their mission.
In 2020, ZPA achieved a FedRAMP JAB High authorization. A JAB High Baseline authorization for ZIA is a significant step forward, enabling Zscaler to offer more comprehensive solutions in the government marketplace, including Advanced Cloud Sandbox, Zscaler Digital Experience (ZDX), and Zscaler Cloud Connector.
Certification at the High Impact level also enables Zscaler to support more customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) organizations. High Impact certification signals that the solution can protect government’s most sensitive, unclassified data in cloud environments, including data where loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability may have a catastrophic effect on operations, assets, or individuals.
This progress comes at a critical time. The past year intensified pressure on federal IT teams. The urgent need for secure federal IT transformation is front and center. We are proud to support our customers as they keep employees teleworking safely and productively, while enhancing efficiency with shared services. By providing them with a secure cloud foundation, we are enabling them to take advantage of emerging technologies— AI/machine learning, IoT, and 5G—and build a more innovative and secure future government.