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

San Jose, California, December 04, 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 (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ platform protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange™ is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.

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