San Jose, California, December 17, 2014
Zscaler, the Internet security company, today announced another strong performance for its first fiscal quarter of 2015. Total revenue, channel revenue and customer retention all rose to all-time highs.
Zscaler delivered strong results across all sales channels, with channel sales showing particularly impressive growth of 56 percent over the same period in FY2014. Global service providers such as BT, Verizon and AT&T are teaming with Zscaler to offer security services as a value-added offering for their customers. Zscaler’s value-added reseller partners are also gaining traction, offering an integrated, cloud-based security platform as a differentiated solution for their customers looking at add extra layers of security and to protect mobile users and remote branch offices.
Zscaler continues to add new clients at a rapid pace. More than 5,100 global enterprises, governments and military organizations now rely on Zscaler’s Internet security platform. Zscaler’s new guest Wifi security platform keeps several million more people safe from cyber threats. Renewals, cross selling and up-selling with existing clients also remained strong, with Zscaler customers adding new users and modules in record numbers again this quarter.
“Zscaler’s rapid growth is being fueled by major shifts taking place in the security industry—the movement away from rigid hardware appliances to the Security as a Service model and the convergence of point solutions into integrated platforms,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler. “Security threats are more insidious and difficult to thwart than ever, and the explosive growth of the mobile workforce and distributed global business is driving a new approach to security and accelerating adoption of Zscaler’s cloud-based security platform.”
Zscaler Q1 FY2015 Highlights
- Zscaler Fall 2014 – In October, Zscaler introduced the Fall 2014 release of its Internet security and compliance platform. Zscaler Fall 2014 includes breakthrough new capabilities for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection, guest Wifi security, global administration, policy management and reporting and instant assessment of security risks.
- Zscaler Expands Partner Ecosystem Zscaler expanded its Technology Partner Program with the addition of more than 20 new partners that offer enterprises, governments and military organizations best in class solutions that are pre-integrated with the Zscaler Internet security platform.
Advanced Persistent Threat Protection Momentum
Zscaler’s new Advanced Persistent Threat Protection platform is commanding particularly strong demand in the marketplace. More than 5,100 companies around the world have already deployed Zscaler’s sandboxing and behavioral analysis technologies to protect against the most advanced zero-day threats and cyber attacks.
In November, Miercom, a leading security testing organization, released results of lab tests comparing the leading Advanced Threat Protection solutions on the market today – including Zscaler, FireEye, Checkpoint, Fortinet and Cisco. The tests compared products to see which were the most effective and efficient at identifying and blocking advanced network-based threats including viruses, remote-access trojans, botnets, and zero-day malware. Zscaler performed admirably, detecting up to 64 percent more zero-day threats and 40 percent more malicious documents than FireEye in head-to-head testing. Showcasing the speed advantage of cloud computing, Zscaler completed Miercom’s tests, including processing nearly 800 pieces of advanced malware, up to 50 times faster than FireEye. Complete test results are available here.
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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