Zscaler Private Access Achieves FedRamp “Ready” Status At High Impact Level
Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) Service Facilitates TIC Modernization and Federal Cloud Adoption
San Jose, California, November 12, 2019
Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced Zscaler Private Access (ZPA), a zero trust network access service, achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status at the High Impact level; enabling Federal agencies to use modern and emerging technologies, like Zscaler to meet their Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative requirements.
The achievement of FedRAMP Ready at the High Impact level indicates to the Federal Government that Zscaler Private Access has undergone a rigorous in-depth audit of critical security controls to protect the government’s most sensitive unclassified data in cloud computing environments. The milestone is an important step on Zscaler’s path to securing high baseline systems and achieving Department of Defense (DOD) Impact Levels 4, 5, and 6.
The FedRAMP Ready designation expands the Federal market for Zscaler, enabling ZPA to meet the requirements of civilian agencies that need high baseline platforms as well as DOD and Intel customers. Agencies managing data in which loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability could be expected to have a severe or catastrophic effect on national security, agency operations, assets, or individuals can now use ZPA, a fully cloud-delivered service, that secures access to private applications with Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).
“As the Federal government pushes forward with IT modernization and deploys cloud services, they need fast, secure, reliable access to applications and data,” said Stephen Kovac, Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance, Zscaler. “Zscaler Private Access connects authorized users to authenticated internal applications, without placing the users on the network – now including those managing the highest level of unclassified data.”
In addition, Zscaler’s cloud security platform meets the newly released Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0 policy guidelines. Traditional TIC architecture previously required agencies to backhaul traffic, negatively impacting service performance and availability, hampering mobile access, and creating a roadblock to cloud deployment. TIC 3.0 gives agencies new flexibility and the opportunity to take advantage of cloud and modern technology, securely.
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FedRAMP is a government-wide program with input from numerous departments, agencies, and government groups. The program’s primary decision-making body is the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), comprised of the CIOs from DOD, DHS, and GSA. In addition to the JAB, other organizations such as OMB, the Federal CIO Council, NIST, DHS, and the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) also play key roles in effectively running FedRAMP.
Using a “do once, use many times” framework, the program ensures information systems/services used government-wide have adequate information security; eliminates duplication of effort and reduces risk management costs; and enables rapid and cost-effective procurement of information systems/services for Federal agencies.