Zscaler Releases 2009 Web Security Predictions

Santa Clara, California, January 6, 2009

Zscaler, the industry-first, multi-tenant SaaS security service, announced today that it has released its 2009 web security predictions. The predictions focus on a variety of factors influencing the landscape today including cloud computing, mobile devices, increased complexity in browsers and web applications and changing business needs. Rather than looking at general trends in technology or security overall, the Zscaler predictions focus specifically on recent changes in web technologies and user behaviors and investigates how attackers are likely to exploit these new paradigms.

"2009 will be an intriguing year," according to Michael Sutton, VP, Security Research. "With the emergence of revolutionary changes such as cloud computing, widespread adoption of next generation web application technologies and the 'real' web arriving on mobile devices, we must anticipate that attackers will adjust their tactics to leverage these shifts. Likewise, companies must adjust their security posture to ensure that they're staying ahead of the curve and protecting against tomorrow's attacks before they become a reality."

Zscaler’s 2009 Web Security Predictions can be found online at:
http://research.zscaler.com/2009/01/web-security-predictions.html

"As an in-the-cloud security provider we're in a unique position to identify threats as they emerge from all over the globe," said Jay Chaudhry, Zscaler's CEO. "With web traffic from a multitude of clients traversing through Zscaler's network of high speed gateways, we're able to identify trends in attack patterns that others rarely have the opportunity to see."



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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