Zscaler and Carahsoft Join Forces to Bring Leading Cloud Security Solution to the Public Sector via GSA Schedule

Federal, State, Local, and Educational Organizations Can Break Free of Costly Hardware and IT Complexity with the World’s Largest Pure Cloud Security Platform

San Jose, California, November 1, 2016

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today extends its existing partnership with Zscaler®, the leading cloud security platform, to bring simple, scalable cloud security as a service to organizations in the public sector. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Zscaler's master government aggregator, making the company's Internet Security Platform available to the public sector and its reseller ecosystem via Carahsoft's GSA Schedule and SEWP V contract vehicles.

“Public sector organizations have been under conflicting pressure to open their networks to more devices, individuals, and cloud services, while at the same time providing high levels of protection against internet threats and the loss of government-sensitive information,” said Michael Shrader, vice president of intelligent and innovative solutions at Carahsoft. “With Zscaler on our GSA Schedule, our government customers and resellers now have access to a simple, easy-to-manage cloud security platform that balances access and security, while also reducing cost and complexity of securing Internet traffic and private applications.”

Cloud and mobility technologies have blurred the line between the open Internet and private networks, making the Internet the de facto network of government and education. The ubiquity of the Internet in the public sector increases the risk of attack from individuals, organizations, and nations seeking to compromise the sensitive data, applications, and infrastructure that state, local, and federal agencies protect.

Now government and education organizations can get access to one of the world’s leading security platforms, Zscaler. With a tested ability to block more than 99 percent of malware, Zscaler is the only pure cloud platform encompassing secure web gateway, cloud sandbox, cloud firewall, and secure private access to internal assets.

“Public sector organizations are facing an increased threat that is exacerbated by the cost and complexity of securing mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and cloud applications," said James Kohler, director of public sector for Zscaler. “We are proud to be partnering with Carahsoft and our reseller partners to bring simple, scalable, and cost-effective cloud security solutions to public sector organizations to help them protect the people, data, and applications that are critical to their missions.”

The Zscaler Internet Security Platform is now available via Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule GS-35F- 0119Y and SEWP Contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B. To learn more about Zscaler solutions in the public sector, register for “Internet Security Best Practices for the Public Sector,” a complimentary webcast being held at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT, Thursday, November 10, 2016; or contact the Zscaler team at Carahsoft: 703-230-7411.



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 www.zscaler.com.


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