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Zscaler is an Innovator Sponsor at the ONUG Fall 2020 Virtual Conference


The way employees work has changed dramatically in the past year as the world has had to quickly adopt work-from-home technologies for the sake of user productivity and business operations. While this has given employees the freedom to access data from practically anywhere, it also brings a host of challenges when it comes to mitigating business risk. These issues will be a central theme during the ONUG Fall 2020 Virtual Conference, which is why we are pleased to be an Innovator Sponsor this year. We hope to see you there!

Before COVID-19, it was easier to get by with a traditional "castle and moat" approach to security. Now, with many organizations moving to a fully remote workforce, there is a need for security to follow users off of the corporate network. Moreover, we are witnessing a swift deconstruction of private data centers and the acceleration of enterprise cloud adoption. Therefore, today's businesses must adopt and deploy a cloud-delivered and scalable security solution. 

Zscaler provides cloud-delivered security and access services to ensure that businesses can operate under any conditions, at any scale, with employees anywhere in the world and on any device. The key is that a cloud-delivered service remains inline, securing all connections between users and the applications necessary to keep the business running smoothly. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform delivers secure, seamless access to the internet and cloud apps (Zscaler Internet Access) or private apps in the data center or public and private clouds (Zscaler Private Access). Access is based on software-defined business policies that follow users no matter where they connect or what devices they’re using. With more than 150 globally distributed data centers, security is brought as close to the user as possible for fast access no matter where users connect.

You can hear a lot more at the ONUG Fall 2020 Virtual Conference, October 14-15, 2020. We look forward to sharing with the ONUG Community and Conference attendees how Zscaler helps organizations move away from legacy security technologies that were not built for today’s workforce and enables secure and efficient work-from-anywhere experiences. 

Here are all the ways you can learn about Zscaler during the conference:

Zscaler Keynote Address: October 15 at 1:50 PM ET

Accelerating Your Secure Digital Transformation. The cloud and mobility are powerful enablers of digital transformation, but many IT organizations are grappling with legacy architectures and processes that haven't evolved much in decades. When applications lived in the data center and users were connected to the network, it made sense to invest in a hub-and-spoke architecture and to protect it with a castle-and-moat security perimeter. But these models prevent organizations from taking full advantage of the agility, productivity, efficiency, and speed enabled by digital transformation. Network and security architectures must evolve to meet business needs in the new era.

In this session, Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry talks with Craig Williams, CIO of Ciena, about their experiences as they led the evolution from the old world to the new, with insights into the challenges they overcame on their successful transformation journeys.  

Panel Discussion: October 14 at 3:55 PM ET

Great Debate: Remote Workforce Infrastructure, On-Prem, or Cloud-Based? Join this session to hear from experts in the field including Larry Biagini, former VP & CTO at GE and now Zscaler Chief Technology Evangelist about the role of on- and off-prem remote workforce infrastructure options and choices.

Zscaler Proof of Concept: October 14 at 1:30 PM ET

This Proof of Concept is also being show in the Zscaler Virtual booth over the course of the two day virtual event. 

Zscaler Open Session: October 15, at 11:25 AM ET

Enabling Enterprise Digital Transformation – Illustrated
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about digital business transformation, but has anyone talked to you about what it means for your organization? Why does it matter? What does it entail, and how do you start? In this video whiteboarding session, you’ll have the chance to hear from Zscaler's Solution Architect, Brian Deitch, about the drivers of digital transformation, get answers to your questions, and learn how to take the first steps—or the next steps—on your journey. The session will cover a range of topics, including the Gartner SASE framework, SD-WAN, the changing branch architecture, IT simplification and cost reduction, the need to support work-from-home initiatives, and the benefits of cloud-native security that supports secure, any-to-any connectivity, and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the event, be sure to register today using Zscaler’s exclusive free passcode.    

Andrea Smith is a Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Zscaler 

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