Zscaler Partners with Microsoft to Provide Superior Security Protections

Sunnyvale, California, June 23, 2009

Zscaler, Inc., the market leader in cloud-delivered multi-tenant Security as a Service (SaaS), today announced a further development in its ability to anticipate emerging threats ahead of the market and provide customers with rapid protection. This through a new partnership with Microsoft that provides advanced security vulnerability information through the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP is the arm of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) that releases monthly security bulletins. By receiving early MAPP intelligence, Zscaler can provide customers with vulnerability information in advance of its regular monthly security update release, thus serving customers more efficiently and effectively. Additionally, by receiving this information early, Zscaler can rapidly deploy protections to customers through its SaaS infrastructure in a manner transparent to end-users.

“Zscaler is pleased to partner with Microsoft and through this MAPP program enable customers to be protected ahead of public disclosure of vulnerabilities,” said Michael Sutton, vice president, Security Research, Zscaler. “This development ensures that Zscaler customers using Microsoft products will be less vulnerable to attack despite not yet having deployed patches internally.”

Mark Miller, director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing product management, said: “Our partners share our passion for industry collaboration to protect a world full of Internet users. No one company can accomplish this by itself. That is why we are partnering with Zscaler to advance and improve security.” He continued: “There’s more to the MSRC than security updates – we’re working to protect customers from emerging threats. MAPP is one example of how Microsoft is continuing to work with partners to help better protect our mutual customers and deliver some of the world’s best security response.”

About the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

MAPP is a new program from the MSRC that provides vulnerability information to security software providers in advance of Microsoft’s monthly security update release. By receiving vulnerability information earlier, security providers can deploy protections ahead of publicly available vulnerability details.

About the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC)

The MSRC is a leading security risk analysis and management center that helps protect Microsoft customers by delivering updates and guidance in a timely and authoritative manner. Through an increasingly innovative and synthesized update system and fostering a global network of Windows defenders, the MSRC’s objective is to help better protect customers, earn trust, lead ecosystem change, and mitigate Microsoft customers’ IT security risks.

For more information on the Microsoft Active Protections Program, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/msrc/mapp/overview.mspx



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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