Zscaler Upgrade Delivers High-Speed 2048-bit SSL Traffic Inspection

San Jose, California, December 4, 2013

Zscaler, the global security cloud for the mobile enterprise, today announced it had completed a transparent migration of its worldwide cloud infrastructure to enable 2048-bit SSL traffic inspection, upgrading its SSL processing capacity 2,500 percent. Zscaler is unique as a cloud security provider that enables SSL-2048 bit scanning through a high-performance proxy.

In order to strengthen encryption standards, the Certification Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have mandated the switch from 1024-bit RSA keys to 2048-bit RSA keys for SSL traffic, effective January 1, 2014. This improved standard will require five times greater performance for Web servers and proxies. As a result, organizations relying on appliance-based security will be challenged with time-consuming and complex hardware and infrastructure upgrades to scale capacity.

“As SSL encryption increases in complexity and is widely adopted by Web services, organizations will be challenged to obtain complete visibility into network traffic to ensure security and compliance,” said Amit Sinha, CTO, Zscaler. “Advanced threats callbacks may try to leverage SSL tunnels to escape detection or employees may try to leak data through encrypted lines, but Zscaler provides total visibility into 2048-bit SSL traffic, without the cost and complexity of manually upgrading traditional security appliances.”

Read more about SSL 2048-bit encryption at the Zscaler Security Cloud blog: http://blog.zscaler.com/are-you-resolved-inspect-ssl-2048-2014

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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