CRN Recognizes Zscaler CEO as one of Top 2012 Channel Executives

San Jose, California, December 20, 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE), Zscaler, enabling business beyond the corporate network, announced today that Jay Chaudhry, chief executive officer and founder, was named one of CRN's Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012. He was also named in the top 10 of the Top 25 Disrupters of 2012. These annual lists salute the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America.

Winners are chosen based on nominations from solution providers that rank executives in areas such as channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact. Among the key criteria were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in UBM Channel research projects (including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions). A panel of UBM Channel editors made the final selections.

Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Chaudhry said, "This recognition underscores Zscaler's commitment, as well as my own personal dedication, to the channel. As security is transformed, we are, together with our partners, bringing organizations successfully into the future and enabling them to reap those benefits."

Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, UBM Channel, said: "We're recognizing this year's Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel, and for 2012, our goal was to once again shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. We also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth."

Zscaler has rapidly grown to 12 million users across 180 countries. By addressing the top emerging trends in security, mobility and cloud-based services, Zscaler provides channel partners with lucrative opportunity in addition to outstanding support to ensure their success.

Expanded coverage of the 2012 Top 100 Executives is featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine. Details of the Top 25 Disruptors can be found online at CRN.

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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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