Sprint Secure Web Launch to Provide Businesses with Secure Access to the Internet
New cloud-based security platform added to Sprint Secure portfolio
Overland Park, Kansas, February 20, 2018
Sprint today announced the launch of Sprint Secure Web, an “as-a-service” cloud-based security platform to provide businesses secure access to the internet and cloud-based applications. The service is powered by Zscaler, a widely recognized industry leader in cloud security solutions.
Technology and the need for mobility are driving businesses to rely more and more on the internet and cloud-based applications for company operations. However, accessing the internet and company applications can be a security challenge, especially if users bypass premise security systems in the process.
Sprint Secure Web addresses this challenge and delivers superior security for an organization via the world’s largest security cloud. The service provides users policy-based internet access and offers real-time, inline protection from malware and other, more advanced threats.
Locating the security stack in the cloud brings the internet gateway closer to the user for a faster experience and enables organizations to realize the many benefits of cloud and mobility. Because it is a cloud-based solution, Sprint Secure Web will always have the latest security threat protection software.
“Sprint Secure Web delivers a solution that allows businesses to address real vulnerabilities and security challenges – so much of their network and operations tie directly to the internet,” said Mishka Dehghan, vice president of product development for Sprint. “This solution offers superior protection for their locations and employees with all the benefits of the cloud for speed, flexibility and service. “
Benefits of Sprint Secure Web include:
- Streamlined security – Immediately inspects traffic as it moves in and out of the internet. When a threat is detected, it responds quickly to address potential threats everywhere in the cloud.
- Cost-effectiveness – Eliminates the need to purchase and place hardware at every company location. In addition, “as a service” pricing means that businesses can avoid the direct costs to purchase maintain and upgrade their own security hardware.
- Exceptional user experience – Provides faster data speeds than site-based stacks by eliminating the need to backhaul the traffic. By putting the user policies in the cloud, users get the same security and policies regardless of their location or what device they are using.
- Administrative flexibility and control – Allows administrators to manage policies for all users from one console while offering the ability to view reporting and analytics in near real-time.
“Zscaler provides secure, direct internet access for today’s mobile and cloud first world,” said Al Caravelli, vice president of worldwide global alliances and channels at Zscaler. “Sprint Secure Web combines Zscaler’s industry-leading platform with Sprint’s managed network services expertise and commitment to exceptional care to offer business customers the best experience in cloud-based security.”
Sprint Secure Web is part of Sprint Secure, a comprehensive suite of industry leading security solutions for business networks and mobility. It complements the Sprint SD-WAN offering that was announced in 2017. Sprint’s SD-WAN solution improves the overall experience and simplifies network management. Its centralized management and software-defined policies select the best path to route traffic to the internet, cloud applications, and the data center.
Additionally, Sprint announced the launch of Sprint Secure Private Access. Another Zscaler cloud-based platform, it provides users full, secure access to internal company applications without the dangers of giving access to the entire network. Sprint Secure Private Access offers the same benefits of cloud-based simplicity and flexibility and is ideal for providing access to company applications to contractors, partners and temporary employees.
Sprint will offer both Sprint Secure Web and Sprint Secure Private Access in a subscription model to deliver security cost-effectively so businesses can purchase the services they need now and easily add more as needs change.
Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SASE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.