Zscaler Achieves Near-Perfect Results in Independent Security Testing

Zscaler’s Cloud Security Platform Detects and Blocks 99.11% of Malicious Content

San Jose, California, May 20, 2016

Zscaler, the leading cloud security provider, today announced that its Zscaler Cloud Security Platform achieved a nearly perfect score, detecting 99.11 percent of all malicious threats in a series of malware detection and blocking tests performed by AV-TEST GmbH.

AV-TEST is an independent institute that uses comprehensive comparative analysis methods that focus on malware detection and protection of the latest security software. Zscaler was evaluated for static (signature-based), heuristic and dynamic detection protecting against known and unknown threats. These tests were performed in the following areas: 

  • Static and dynamic URL filtering capabilities
  • Phishing and social engineering detection
  • Malware detection and protection
  • Sandbox detection of portable executable files, also known as “prevalent malware” 
  • False positive rates (incorrectly identifying malware and vulnerabilities)

Overall, Zscaler received a top score in all of the above testing categories and detected 99.11 percent of all malicious threats. Other test results included a sandbox detection rate of 99.91 percent, a phishing detection rate of 100 percent and a false-positive rate of 0.11 percent.

"When AV-TEST evaluates security solutions, we look for reliable malware detection and small false positive rates,” said Maik Morgenstern, technical director of AV-TEST. “Zscaler Cloud Web Gateway provided excellent protection results in our tests and the false positive rate was at a very low level. This proves that all the advantages of a cloud solution can be combined with reliable blocking of malicious attacks."

“The recent AV-TEST results conclusively show that Zscaler provides organizations with a comprehensive, best-in-class security platform in the cloud,” said Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Zscaler. “Zscaler customers are seeing the benefits of that security, as well as an immense reduction in cost and complexity by virtue of having a single Zscaler cloud environment spanning their entire enterprise as opposed to hundreds of security appliances distributed across their various networks.”

For the full test results, visit Zscaler.com.

About Zscaler

Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, 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, protecting more than 15 million users worldwide against cyber-attacks and data breaches.

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 or location — 100% in the cloud. 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-premises hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at www.zscaler.com.

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