New Zealand is already home to Lord of the Rings and the formidable All Blacks rugby team, and now it has another powerful asset.
To better support Zscaler’s growing client base in the land of the long white cloud, we have created a local deployment of Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). With the announcement of the first Microsoft data centre region in the country, ZPA enables clients to take full advantage of a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) security strategy.
ZTNA provides a secure and scalable alternative to traditional Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and is designed with remote workers in mind. That’s something especially relevant in the current reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ZTNA makes an enterprise’s most precious digital assets go dark to the outside world. Unless a user has the authority to access an application or data store, they won’t be able to see that it exists. This significantly improves infrastructure security.
The new ZPA capabilities, deployed with the support of local technology partner The Instillery, builds on Zscaler’s existing presence in the country. Since 2018, we have provided secure internet services from a local data centre, and this additional capability takes our offering to new heights.
The launch of ZPA within this new Microsoft region comes at a time when trends such as cloud platforms, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and mobility are reshaping workplaces. The move delivers our clients more support at a time when they need it most.
By delivering a ZTNA capability, ZPA gives users secure access to both existing on-premises applications and resources as well as those running on external cloud-based platforms. Performance is not affected, as is often the case when users rely on traditional VPNs.
Zscaler’s expanded capabilities in New Zealand will assist both public and private sectors in their journeys toward a cloud-based future. It will also deliver the opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs, improve security, and increase operational agility.
The combination of Zscaler and the Microsoft New Zealand Data Centre Region is big news for our current and future clients. As the only cloud security company that is a Microsoft certified networking partner for Microsoft 365, we are able to deliver a compelling package of services to organisations of all sizes.
To find out more about how ZPA can deliver value to your organisation, reach out to us today.