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Zscaler for Government

Born and built for the cloud, Zscaler represents the zenith of scalability, enabling agencies to securely connect users to the internet and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.

Cloud-Based Telework Solutions for Federal Agencies

New interim guidance from DHS CISA allows direct-to-cloud connections through a cloud service provider without the need to first go through TIC. Learn how Zscaler's FedRAMP High service uses an internet-based cloud architecture to connect authorized teleworkers to agency applications in a quick, seamless, and more secure manner than with a VPN.

Read How Zscaler Supports new TIC 3.0 Telework Guidance

Transform securely with Zscaler

Government agencies are in the midst of cloud transformation. Applications are moving out of the data center and into the cloud. But such services extend the security perimeter to the internet. This shift requires agencies to consider how to best access the internet and secure applications no matter the user, device, or location.

The Zscaler Government Cloud provides agencies with secure access to the internet and applications. It helps agencies improve security, while reducing cost and complexity and delivering a better user experience.

Zscaler helps agencies improve security, while reducing cost and complexity and delivering a better user experience.
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Learn how the FCC is replacing TIC with Zscaler to strengthen security and slash costs

With FedRAMP-authorization, Applications are moving out of the data center and into the cloud and users have moved off the internal network.

Zscaler Internet Access: Delivering TIC 3.0 Security Stack as a Service from the Cloud

As government agencies implement IT modernization initiatives, they need to reduce appliance complexity and improve user experience. Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) enables agencies to route mission-critical traffic straight to the cloud, without the latency of hairpinning through MTIPS or the legacy TIC perimeter. Our government solution, ZIA-Government, is the first secure internet and web gateway solution to meet the guidance of the TIC 3.0 initiative.

Current government network: Static perimeter

Current government network: Static perimeter

Direct-to-Cloud with ZIA

Direct-to-Cloud with ZIA

Zscaler's FedRAMP authorized secure internet and web gateway solution, ZIA Government, securely connects users over the internet to externally managed applications regardless of device, employee location, or network. Agencies can reduce the costs associated with backhauling traffic through outdated technology and the associated complex array of security applications, while increasing performance.

With FedRAMP-authorization, Applications are moving out of the data center and into the cloud and users have moved off the internal network.

Zscaler Private Access: Create a Trust-to-Trust connection as an alternative to the traditional TIC

Government agencies are in the midst of a transformation. Applications are moving out of the data center and into the cloud and users have moved off the internal network. Consider how to best allow users to access applications from remote locations from any device—government issued or not—without introducing risk.

VPN over TIC = Latency

tic-in-the-cloud is an innovative approach that enables agencies to route traffic directly the cloud"

ZPA connects trust-to-trust = Efficiency

Zscaler FedRAMP Cloud enables modern, secure, cloud-based routing to deliver trust-to-trust connections using encrypted TLS over the internet.

Zscaler's FedRAMP High Authorized zero trust remote access service securely connects trusted users to trusted internal applications, without placing users on the network. ZPA eliminates the need for traditional, on-premises, VPN appliances that create high operational overhead and require compromising on security, cost, and user experience.

Modern, always-on security delivered by Zscaler Government Cloud

By moving federal government Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) security controls and other advanced security services to the Zscaler FedRAMP-authorized cloud platform, agency leaders can improve how they see, protect, and control user traffic to SaaS applications and the internet.

 
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Zscaler Enforcement Node (ZEN) – secure user-to-app connection to:

• Cloud Policy engine user to app access rights
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Zscaler App – requests access to an app

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App Connector – sits in front of apps; inside-out connections only - “I’ll call you”

“TIC-in-the-Cloud” is a mobile solution and enables users to securely and efficiently access data on their smartphones, laptops, tablets.

Zscaler delivers key benefits for government

Improved user experience

Authorized users can seamlessly connect to the internet or to agency applications from any device or location

Better Security

Better Security

Securely connect users to the internet externally or to internally managed agency applications and services based on granular policies

Reduced cost

Reduced costs, uncapped scalability

Reduces telco spend and requires no hardware appliances. Offered at a per user price, services are uncapped and not limited by bandwidth

Reduced risk

Delivers consistent protection no matter where users connect or what device they’re using

IT Modernization

Optimizes an agency’s cloud-enabled infrastructure and fosters agility

Secure shared services

Multi-tenant architecture eliminates the need for security stacks, delivering efficiencies and sharing of threat data at scale

Zscaler serves customers in federal, state, and local governments

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Contract Vehicles

Zscaler serves public sector organizations through a variety of contract vehicles.

Meeting the highest standards of government compliance

Key certifications

Zscaler Private Access has achieved an official authorized status with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) of High Authority to Operate (ATO).  Zscaler Internet Access has achieved Moderate ATO and is "In Process" for High ATO.

Zscaler has received the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type II Certification, an independent validation that Zscaler security controls are in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria

The Zscaler Cloud Security Platform is fully compliant with the ISO 27001 security standard for its cloud services and operations

The Zscaler Cloud Security Platform is fully compliant with the ISO 27018 for cloud privacy protection

Zscaler is compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2), meeting NIST requirements for cryptographic modules

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Zscaler maintains compliance with Criminal Justice Information Services, ensuring the protection of information as required by CJIS Security Policy

Zscaler Partners

Zscaler has partnered with leading service providers and technology innovators to offer agencies complete, integrated solutions.

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Suggested Resources

Data sheet

Securing government with the power and scale of the cloud

Solution brief

Securing Remote Access to Agency Applications

White paper

Defending Government Against Ransomware Attacks

For all technical and non-sales FedRAMP questions please contact us at [email protected].