Zscaler Joins the Internet Watch Foundation to Offer Cloud Protection Against Online Sexual Abuse

Sunnyvale, California, February 3, 2011

Zscaler Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced that it has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK self-regulatory Hotline for combating criminal online content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted globally. Through a direct partnership with the IWF, Zscaler augments its advanced security portfolio to include the blocking of child sexual abuse images hosted globally.

Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, Chief Executive, IWF said, “We are very pleased to welcome Zscaler as a Member. Zscaler’s association with us demonstrates their commitment to protect their customers from child sexual abuse material known to the IWF. We very much look forward to working in partnership with Zscaler to make the internet a safer environment for everyone.”

“By becoming a member of the IWF, Zscaler is further demonstrating a firm commitment to ensuring a safe internet experience through its Cloud,” said Charles Milton, EMEA director of Service Providers at Zscaler. “Both Service Providers and Enterprises are adopting Cloud security to mitigate the risks associated with the Internet. Zscaler is pleased to be partnering with the IWF to promote the security of children by ensuring child sexual abuse images do not proliferate, regardless of the network or device being used.”

About the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way. The Hotline service can be used anonymously to report content within our remit. We work in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content, specifically:

  • child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world
  • criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK
  • incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK
  • non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK. 

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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