Sunnyvale, California, June 29, 2009
Zscaler, Inc., the market leader in cloud-delivered multi-tenant Security as a Service (SaaS), today announced the immediate availability of Safe Search for Microsoft Corp.’s newly-released Decision Engine, Bing. With a Safe Search solution like Zscaler’s, companies can further enforce appropriate access to Web content including explicit images and videos. Without properly controlling access to search content, organizations invite risk and liability. And whereas with traditional software or hardware appliances similar deployment would have taken months, Zscaler was able to add this protection to its service within days of the availability of Bing.
Safe Search is an important feature for search engines on many counts. The Bing Smart Motion Preview was designed to enable consumers to preview video content before clicking on the video itself, helping them to more easily navigate vast amounts of video content on the Web to find something that best meets their needs. Corporations raised concerns with this feature, as it enabled people to access explicit content without leaving the Bing domain. Microsoft moved quickly to address this, however Zscaler Safe Search provides businesses with even more flexibility to enable people to use the Bing video preview while enforcing appropriate access policies.
Delivery of Safe Search for Bing also illustrates the benefits of SaaS security over traditional appliances. Adding Safe Search for Bing required no software or proxy changes by customers; it was entirely transparent to end-users.
“Zscaler shares our passion to protect a world full of Internet users, which is why we are working with them to advance and improve security,” said Mark Miller, director of Trustworthy Computing Product Management at Microsoft. “Microsoft continues to work internally and with partners like Zscaler to deliver the best possible security protection to our mutual customers.”
“As popular new Web services emerge, SaaS is the only way to keep up with securing them,” said Jay Chaudhry, Zscaler CEO. “Zscaler Safe Search for Bing was something customers asked for, and our SaaS platform enabled us to transparently deliver and implement it within days. It’s great to be able to keep coming back to customers with information that our security services are extending beyond what they initially signed up for!”
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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