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The Hindsight of 2020 Brings Fresh Perspective for 2021

January 14, 2021 - 3 min read

Happy New Year!

None of us could have predicted the tumultuous year that became 2020. Yet the dawn of a new year provides a fresh perspective to better prepare for the opportunities ahead. This past year reaffirmed for all of us, the importance of working together towards a common goal and I am immensely proud of the way in which the Zscaler team worked tirelessly to support the rapidly changing needs of our customers.

Almost overnight, organizations around the globe were forced to shift to a work-from-anywhere approach. Zscaler responded quickly to ensure the safety and productivity of employees everywhere. Our Zero Trust Exchange scaled flawlessly as we experienced up to 12x the traffic of pre-pandemic times. Through a comprehensive approach to securing users, data, and applications, Zscaler was able to help customers navigate the unknown with speed and confidence.

While our primary focus over the course of 2020 was ensuring the continued productivity of our customers and the safety of our employees, Zscaler had a notable year in several key areas.

Market Leadership

The entire Zscaler team is humbled and immensely proud to be recognized by Gartner as the only leader in the Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant. A result that is the culmination of 10 years of Magic Quadrant leadership and a recognition of our Zero Trust strategy and execution.

Going Beyond Limits

Zscaler closed 2020 with our Zenith Live virtual event with over 14,000 customers and partners registering to join us to hear the latest innovations in cloud security and digital transformation along with best practices from over 80 customers, including more than 40 CIOs, CISOs, and CTOs. 

Zero Trust Extends to the Cloud

The Zscaler innovation engine is accelerating and we have recently introduced Zscaler Cloud Protection (ZCP), which extends our zero trust capabilities to protect workloads in the public cloud. We are excited that ZCP has been recognized by CRN as one of the top 10 hottest security tools.

Trusted Advisor

The recent SolarWinds attacks are a stark reminder of the need for continued vigilance. Zscaler has been closely monitoring the situation and is here to help organizations safely navigate questions related to this and other emerging threats. Connect with us to request your security assessment.

The Team

At Zscaler, we value diversity and view our people as our greatest asset. It’s for this reason that I am extremely proud that Zscaler was the recipient of the 2021 Bay Area Great Place to Work award.

As we continue to navigate the weeks and months ahead, Zscaler is committed to being the trusted advisor to organizations seeking to accelerate their secure digital transformation journey. We are here to assist you and your organization in any way we can.


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