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Zscaler Becomes First Cloud Security and Zero Trust Vendor to Successfully Complete Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program Assessment

Achievement Confirms Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange and Zscaler Solutions Provide Assurance in Helping Australian Government Combat Cybersecurity Risks

Sydney, Australia, October, 14, 2020

Sydney, 14 October 2020 - Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced that it is the first cloud security and zero trust vendor to successfully complete an Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) Assessment. 

Zscaler’s IRAP Assessment signifies that the cloud platform, Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange,  and Zscaler solutions have been independently validated as being significantly compliant in support of Australian Government security policy.   The IRAP assessment validates the organisation to best support the Australian government as it strengthens public sector cloud security posture to protect employees and citizens. 

Zscaler completed IRAP’s two security assessment stages, as dictated in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM). The first stage included a security assessment which identified potential requirements for product security mitigation. A second stage assessed residual compliance focused on seeking evidence of compliance with and the effectiveness of security controls.

The Australian Government has been transitioning to cloud-first as a departmental strategy for several years seeking to reap the performance and cost benefits of using cloud resources.  During 2020, COVID-related pressures accelerated the number of agencies that are shifting from legacy, on-premise systems to cloud-based alternatives in order to help citizens and employees access governmental resources.  

“We are delighted that the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange and our suite of security solutions can now complete the missing piece in the government’s cloud security strategy,” says Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler. “We’re proud to support public sector agencies modernising IT by making it safer to provide access to the internet and applications.”

Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the largest cloud security platform in the world, processing more than 120 billion transactions and detecting over 100 million threats per day from users across 185 countries. Zscaler serves more than 4,500 customers across all major industries and including over 450 of the Forbes Global 2000. 

Zscaler Internet AccessTM (ZIATM) is a cloud security service that transforms agencies’ networks by delivering cloud-based internet and web security that scales to all users, regardless of location. Zscaler Private AccessTM (ZPATM) delivers on Zero Trust Network Access by securing access to private applications without those applications or users ever connecting to the network.

“Our mission is to keep all government employees safe and productive, whether working from home or in a central location. Supporting remote teams and securing all data classifications is more important than ever.  We look forward to working with government agencies for the provision of secure, fast access to cloud providers and SaaS applications.  We are honoured to help government agencies secure their digital transformation,” says Ilic. 

To learn more about how Zscaler can help public sector agencies accomplish their missions, visit Zscaler for Government.

For more information on the IRAP assessment visit Zscaler Solutions for the Australian Government.


About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ platform 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 SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange™ is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.

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