Industry Publications Recognize Zscaler For Cloud Security Leadership and Innovation

Company honored with CRN Tech Innovator accolade and selected as SC Media 2017 Excellence Award Finalist




San Jose, California, December 6, 2016


Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, announced today that it has been named a CRN Tech Innovator for Zscaler® Private Access (ZPA™) and a finalist for the SC Media 2017 Excellence Awards for “Best Security Company.” The industry recognition demonstrates how the company has staked out a leadership position providing cloud security solutions that protect disparate, global workforces. 

“With the adoption of cloud and mobility, enterprises can’t be secured with on-premise appliance-based architecture that builds a perimeter around the corporate network – which they no longer control,” said Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Zscaler. “Zscaler’s platform is purpose-built for the cloud. It provides secure and fast access for the right users to the right applications and internet services without dealing with the headache of buying, deploying and managing security appliances.”

The CRN Tech Innovator awards recognize the outstanding products of 2016. Zscaler’s groundbreaking approach to remote access technology earned ZPA recognition as the most innovative cloud security product of the year due to its disruption of legacy VPN technology.

“In contrast to the traditional way of securely providing remote access – the VPN gateway – Zscaler has developed its Private Access product for the cloud era,” said Kyle Alspach, senior technical editor at CRN in The 2016 Tech Innovator Awards slideshow which appeared online November 14, 2016. “Zscaler Private Access provides remote users with on-demand access to specific applications, which have been abstracted from the networks they reside upon. The approach is more secure than VPN because it reduces the potential attack surface, while it also doesn't require hardware infrastructure.”

The finalists for the SC Media Awards are recognized for outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2017 ceremony to be held February 14, 2017 in San Francisco.

“As a finalist, Zscaler demonstrated unique innovation in its approach to protecting companies from the onslaught of malicious attacks and other threats,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial at SC Media. “Zscaler’s platform represents one of the most effective security technologies on the market today.”

These two new recognitions come as the latest in a landslide of praise recognizing Zscaler’s product innovation and business success. Other recent recognitions for Zscaler include: 


About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100 percent cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a multi-tenant distributed cloud security platform, protecting thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @zscaler.

Zscaler™, Zscaler Internet Access™, and Zscaler Private Access™, ZIA™ and ZPA™ are either (i) registered trademarks or service marks or (ii) trademarks or service marks of Zscaler, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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