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Beyond the Perimeter 2022: Defending Against Ransomware with a Zero Trust Ecosystem

April 18, 2022 - 3 min read

Accommodating a hybrid workforce is now a reality for many organizations. But giving remote workers anywhere, anytime, any device access to enterprise assets and data raises a new systemic challenge for security teams. Hybrid work disperses users and data across locations, resulting in an ever-expanding attack surface. Eager to take advantage, threat actors have changed tactics specifically to exploit strained enterprise defenses and sneak past traditional security solutions. Ransomware attacks, in particular, have increased 500% year over year, with high-impact, headline-making incidents continuously growing in volume and scope. 

In other words, it’s time to get serious about zero trust.

In the insecure, boundary-free world of hybrid work, cybercriminals are increasingly bold and developing more sophisticated attacks resulting in bigger ransom payments. No industry is off-limits anymore, and it’s no longer a question of if you'll be attacked… it’s when.

Unfortunately, outdated anti-malware and anti-ransomware tools are simply incapable of handling the complex threatscape that the modern hybrid workforce demands. Modern cyberattackers use sophisticated tactics to bypass conventional ransomware detection, often embedded in trusted and encrypted traffic. The global surge in sophisticated ransomware threats, including nation-state attackers and dedicated ransomware gangs, demand nothing less than the comprehensive defense strategy that only extended zero trust architecture offers.

To safely and responsibly provide the frictionless remote access needed to support hybrid work, enterprises need a new—and completely different—approach to cybersecurity. The best time to transition to zero trust was a year ago, but if your company is not there yet, the second-best time is right now.


At Beyond the Perimeter 2022, Zscaler and CrowdStrike will demonstrate how they work together to guard hybrid enterprises against new, sophisticated attacks, establishing a secure dynamic perimeter that supports hybrid workforce productivity, powered by sophisticated technology for thwarting fast-evolving cyberthreats. This event features integration demos and real-life scenarios that show how our joint solution prevents, protects against, and remediates ransomware and other threats, no matter where you conduct business. Additionally, industry leaders will share the holistic approaches they use to keep hybrid work flowing while safeguarding enterprise assets, data, and identities. 

Beyond the Perimeter 2022 will showcase how network and security leaders can prevent ransomware by helping their organizations easily navigate the road to zero trust.

  • Private drive. Protect your enterprise with the industry's most comprehensive zero trust platform. It delivers all key security controls as an edge service, close to every end user, branch, or enterprise headquarters.
  • Dead end. Eliminate the risk of lateral movement by directly connecting users and devices to apps, not the network.
  • Merge with caution. Employ the industry’s most holistic data protection solution that spans managed and unmanaged devices, servers, public cloud, and cloud apps.

Together, Zscaler and CrowdStrike provide a best-in-class, cloud-delivered, end-to-end joint solution purpose-built for modern cloud-first enterprises. Ironclad protection across workloads, endpoints, applications, and identities supports efficient and frictionless hybrid work no matter where your users are or what device they’re using. The collaboration provides adaptive, risk-based access control to all applications and shares telemetry and threat intel between the platforms, enabling the zero-day malware detection you need to significantly reduce risk. The joint solution gives your admins real-time, contextualized insights into the evolving threat landscape, allowing them to dynamically change access policies based on user context and device security posture.

As a part of the CrowdStrike XDRAlliance, Zscaler integrates directly with CrowdStrike to give organizations like yours extended detection and response (XDR) powered by zero trust, for end-to-end visibility based on shared telemetry across endpoint, network, and cloud applications. 

Come to Beyond the Perimeter 2022 on May 10th to discover exactly how Zscaler and CrowdStrike work together to deliver comprehensive zero trust protection over applications and endpoints while cutting through the traditional complexity of managing a mobile workforce. Join us and see for yourself how you can increase visibility, harden security, and reduce detection and remediation time by going “Beyond the Perimeter” with Zscaler and CrowdStrike. Register now.

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