Zscaler is named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Zscaler is, once again, in the Gartner Leaders Quadrant with the furthest position for Completeness of Vision.

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Enterprises are implementing the cloud-based SWGs to provide security protection for remote offices that are connected directly to the internet.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways, Lawrence Orans and Peter Firstbrook, 13 June 2017

The two key factors that are influencing the cloud market remain the growth of cloud-based SWG services and the focus on SWGs as security solutions.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways, Lawrence Orans and Peter Firstbrook, 13 June 2017

As all applications move to the cloud and users move off the corporate network, infrastructure must also move to cloud. Zscaler innovations across the entire cloud security stack, particularly anti-malware, advanced threat detection and application access, anticipate where the market is going and enable companies to move to the cloud entirely.

The Zscaler cloud processes 35 billion transactions a day, detecting and blocking 125 million threats including botnets call-homes and highly targeted phishing attempts. This means one out of every 250 requests is malicious. To protect our customers against the onslaught of these threats, we perform 5000 unique updates per hour, 120,000 a day.

About the Analysts

Lawrence Orans

Lawrence Orans focuses on network security research. He assists chief information security officers and their direct reports in developing network-based strategies for mitigating security threats. He is the lead author for Gartner's Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant. He also helps clients develop strategies, select solutions and develop incident response plans to help enterprises mitigate the impact of DDoS attacks.

Peter Firstbrook

Peter Firstbrook is a leading authority on endpoint and server protection strategies and tools. As a Research VP with Gartner, Mr. Firstbrook is responsible for all topics related to the endpoint protection platform (EPP) and endpoint detection and response (EDR). He helps companies select strategic technology vendors and products, negotiate the best product price, and implement best practices.

What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant?

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving clients a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market's competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, the Magic Quadrant helps clients quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner's market view.

What determines Gartner Magic Quadrant Leaders?

Leaders are high-momentum vendors (based on sales and mind share growth) with established track records in SWGs, as well as with vision and business investments indicating that they are well positioned for the future. In addition to offering strong SWG products and/or services, Leaders have built effective sales and distribution channels for their entire product portfolio. Leaders that offer on-premises and cloud services have recognized the strategic importance of a two-pronged sales and distribution channel. They have established a traditional value-added reseller channel to sell on-premises appliances, and they have also developed partnerships with ISPs and carriers to sell cloud services, oftentimes as an add-on to bandwidth contracts.

What is a Secure Web Gateway?

Secure web gateways (SWGs) utilize URL filtering, advanced threat defense and legacy malware protection to defend users from internet-borne threats, and to help enterprises enforce internet policy compliance. The market for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solutions is traditionally characterized by legacy on-premises appliances, but as businesses increasingly look to securely transform from the old world of IT to the new world of cloud and mobility, it becomes apparent that security needs to move to the cloud as well. We believe that Gartner named Zscaler a leader in the Magic Quadrant because we generate more than 55% of the market share (as measured by revenue) for cloud-based SWG services.

Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations,
including 50 of the Fortune 500

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