Sunnyvale, California, March 11, 2009
Zscaler, Inc., the industry-first, multi-tenant SaaS web security service, today announced that Heritage-Crystal Clean has deployed Zscaler services to protect against emerging Web 2.0 threats such as malicious active content, botnets and phishing attacks and enforce business policy for Internet access for users at various locations. Zscaler’s service has significantly reduced IT support and total cost of ownership, and increased security and control over Web 2.0 applications.
Heritage-Crystal Clean is using Zscaler In-the-Cloud service for its employees across various locations, as well as for its mobile users. The existing centralized URL filtering solution was receiving filtering requests from firewalls at all locations; this architecture created maintenance overhead, reporting problems, and didn’t protect mobile users.
With Zscaler, Heritage-Crystal Clean’s 60 Internet gateways simply forward Internet-bound traffic to Zscaler for policy enforcement. This reduces bandwidth usage and eliminates the latency caused by the previous solution. Rather than simply offering basic URL filtering to allow or block sites, Zscaler provides granular policies for Web 2.0 control and data leakage protection.
“Zscaler’s cloud SaaS approach has allowed us to monitor, define, and enforce web security policies for all web enabled devices in our corporation, not just the ones attached to our network.” said Matt Fields, IT Operations Supervisor at Heritage-Crystal Clean. “Integration with Active Directory, agentless implementation, and service performance were key when deciding on Zscaler”
Zscaler’s global cloud is purpose-built to support a multi-tenant SaaS architecture. The policy and log management is centralized, but the execution of policy happens at its cloud nodes that are deployed around the globe—the only practical way to deliver fast response time.
“Zscaler was designed to support a unified policy for multiple locations and road warriors with minimal latency, the problem that plagues SaaS services that are built upon traditional proxies,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler. “We are thrilled to provide Heritage-Crystal Clean the rich functionality at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives.”
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 www.zscaler.com.
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