Booth Newspapers Selects Zscaler to Manage and Secure Web 2.0

Santa Clara, California, January 14, 2009

Zscaler, Inc., the industry-first, multi-tenant SaaS security service, announced today that Booth Newspapers of Michigan has selected Zscaler to enforce Internet business policy and mitigate risks associated with Web 2.0 threats such as malicious active content, botnets and phishing attacks as well as provide powerful forensic analysis capabilities on Internet usage.

Booth Newspapers is using Zscaler’s SaaS security solution to secure and manage Internet bound traffic for all of its employees across ten locations and eight different brands including Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle and Saginaw News.

For Booth Newspapers, Zscaler replaces nine existing proxy servers used for point products such as anti-virus scanning and URL filtering, as well as the associated servers for logging and reporting. With Zscaler, each of ten Internet gateways simply forward the Internet bound traffic to the Zscaler service eliminating the need to maintain multiple products. This service significantly reduces IT support, total cost of ownership as well as increases security and control over Web 2.0 applications.

“We have ten Internet gateways at 8 different locations that require significant local and remote support,” said Ron Klock, Director of Information at Booth Newspapers.  “Zscaler has freed us from the operational chores of managing appliances and reduced the time required for Internet access administration.  Zscaler’s flexible product options are tailored to exactly meet our needs.”

Similar to’s platform, Zscaler’s platform is purpose-built to support a multi-tenant SaaS architecture. The policy and log management is centralized, but the execution of policy happens at Zscaler Internet gateways that are deployed around the globe, the only practical way to deliver fast response time.

“Zscaler’s architecture is ideal to enforce policy for multiple locations and road warriors without introducing latency, the problem that plagues traditional SaaS security services that are built upon traditional web proxies,” said Jay Chaudhry CEO of Zscaler. “We are thrilled to provide Booth Newspapers the rich functionality at an attractive TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).” 

About Booth Newspapers

Booth Newspapers, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, owns eight newspapers in the state of Michigan: The Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle and Saginaw News, as well as Advance Newspapers in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. is the Web site home for all Booth Newspapers, as well as the weekly Advance Newspapers.

About Zscaler

Zscaler is revolutionizing Internet security with the industry’s first Security as a Service platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500. Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million users worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.

Zscaler is a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for Secure Web Gateways and delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location — 100% in the cloud. With its multi-tenant, distributed cloud security platform, Zscaler effectively moves security into the internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade internet security, next generation firewall, web security, sandboxing/advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL inspection, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence—all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at

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Whitney Black 
Director of Communications