Zscaler Publishes ‘State of the Web’ Report for Q4 2009

Sunnyvale, California, February 23, 2010

Zscaler, Inc., the market leader in cloud-delivered multi-tenant Security as a Service (SaaS), today released a statistical analysis of Web traffic for the fourth quarter of 2009. The report, entitled ‘State of the Web Q4 2009’ analyzes end-user behavior on the Web and details threats targeting Web browsers.

“Zscaler has unique view of corporate users traversing the Web through its global network of Web proxies,” said Michael Sutton, vice president of Security Research. “As the SaaS vendor with the largest footprint of data-centers and users from over 140 countries, Zscaler has been able to identify certain trends and facts that are important for organizations to consider for security planning. This report shows how corporate users are using Web resources and how hackers are targeting them for attacking the enterprise from the inside.”

With the emergence of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) as evidenced with the Operation Aurora attacks, it is obvious that large enterprise are vulnerable to such targeted attacks that exploit employee behavior. This study also shows that vulnerable desktops and browsers are extremely common in corporate environment making them easier targets than previously believed.

What you will find in the report:

  • Does IE 6.0 remain a viable threat for large corporations? The answer is not what you think.
  • How many organizations have active botnet zombies in their corporate network?
  • What does it take to uncover a botnet? It’s like finding a needle in a haystack .
  • Does a corporation’s Internet access policy have anything to do with use of anonymizers?
  • Why are so many transactions from corporate networks going to DarkNets?

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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