By: Jay Chaudhry

Welcome to the Security Cloud

Zscaler was founded on the idea that enterprise security was way overdue for a massive  transformation.  We realized as early as 2008 that the old appliance-based model of building a physical perimeter around corporate data assets would prove woefully inadequate to enable business growth and productivity in the emerging world of cloud, mobile, and social computing, or what we refer to as the Everywhere Enterprise. We believe that the power of cloud computing is remaking the enterprise security landscape in much the same way it has transformed the enterprise software market.

Clobal SecurityCompanies like Salesforce.com, Workday, Rackspace and NetSuite have already proven  that the cloud can transform the way businesses operate, making them more competitive, efficient, and innovative, while dramatically lowering costs. In the same way, we believe that the cloud offers not only dramatic economies of scale, but a significant leap forward in advanced security capabilities that simply can’t be achieved using traditional, appliance-based security.

In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the big challenges CIOs and CISOs are facing in securing today’s mobile, Everywhere Enterprise. We’ll talk about how the corporate network perimeter is dissolving as users increasingly go “direct to Internet,” and what that means to traditional network security. We’ll discuss how trends like mobility and BYOD are shifting the focus from end-point security to policies that follow the user on any device, in any location. And we’ll debate whether the growing use of new innovations such as cloud applications and social media in the enterprise should be limited or encouraged.

The Zscaler team includes a deep bench of security and cloud industry experts. Rather than give you just a single perspective, we’ll be including posts from different individuals on our team, as well as guest posts from other industry influencers, to bring you a broad range of information and insights. Our own team of expert contributors will include:

  • Jay Chaudhry, Founder and CEO
  • Lane Bess, COO, and former CEO of Palo Alto Networks
  • Dr. Amit Sinha, CTO and Senior VP of Engineering
  • Dr. Manoj Apte, VP of Product Management
  • Michael Sutton, VP of Security Research
  • Patrick Foxhoven, VP & CTO of Emerging Technologies
  • Punit Minocha, VP Business Development and Mobile Solutions
  • David Downing, Zscaler CMO, and former CMO of NetSuite
  • Kapil Raina, Director Product Marketing

You can read more about their backgrounds here.

We look forward to bringing you the latest use cases and examples of companies like yours that are solving these challenges with the Zscaler Security Cloud. Today, the Zscaler Security Cloud serves more than 10 million users in 180 countries, and processes more than 10 billion transactions every day – more than Google Search. We are the world’s largest Security Cloud, with 100 data centers around the world, giving our 3,500 enterprise customers the ability to provide consistent policies and protection to any user on any device, anywhere in the world.

For those of you who are already regular readers of the Zscaler ThreatLabz blog, you can still find the latest updates on the threat landscape here.

I look forward to the conversation and invite you to share your own ideas and opinions with our community in the comments section of this blog.

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