Zscaler Earns Red Herring Top 100 Tech Startup Award

San Jose, California, May 31, 2013

Zscaler, the industry's leading secure Direct-to-Cloud Network for global advanced security and policy enforcement, today announced it has earned a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award, a prestigious recognition honoring the leading private technology companies from North America and celebrating these startups' innovations. Zscaler was selected for its unique Security Cloud technology, which leverages the benefits of a distributed cloud infrastructure to enable organizations to simplify their IT operations, consolidate point security products, and securely enable business for mobility, cloud and social media. For more information, visit us at www.zscaler.com.

"The Red Herring Top 100 Award is a testament to the continued growth of Zscaler," said Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO, Zscaler. "Zscaler is a trusted security solution for the largest Global 2000 organizations and consistently gaining industry and analyst recognition for its tremendous momentum."

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects one hundred Award winners, among the 3000 tech startups financed each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring keeps tabs on the up and comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Marin Software, Palo Alto Networks, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

"In 2013, selecting the Top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat" said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs have crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Zscaler embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Zscaler should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.



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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