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Overview

Securing private equity with Zscaler

Corporations around the globe are dealing with sophisticated cyberattacks involving nation-states and organized cybercrime syndicates. Recent studies have shown that cybercriminals can penetrate 93% of company networks, often in just two days.


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Data breaches and ransomware attacks on public companies tend to get more attention, but the risks are just as great for private equity firms. Their portfolio companies—often mid-market and less cyber-sophisticated—are also frequent targets.
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PE firms and leaders need to be deeply engaged in the cyber resiliency of internal operations, portfolio companies, and transactions. Understanding today’s threats and essential risk management measures is critical to preserve and create value.
Benefits

Zscaler helps private equity firms and portfolio companies by

Shield
Mitigating and controlling cyber risk with a turnkey, cloud native security as a service solution
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Increasing cyber resiliency to better detect, prevent, and respond to cyberthreats
Departments
Improving EBITDA and digital value creation by consolidating disparate point solutions to simplify network and security stacks
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Accelerating time to value for platform, add-on, and carve-out transactions with rapid integration to achieve scale and time to market
Why It Matters

PE firms face new risks

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Financial services are 300x more likely to be attacked than other industries
growing risk
68% of business leaders believe their companies’ cyber risks are growing
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92% of US businesses have seen cyberthreats grow with increased WFH
cost increase
Data breaches now cost an average $3.86 million globally—$8.64 million in the US

Zscaler is the clear strategic choice for private equity firms

85%
reduction in your exploitable attack surface
50%
reduction in time to value during add-ons/tuck-ins
30-50%
reduction in legacy network and security infrastructure
70%
reduction in operational complexity via cloud native security as a service

Private equity engagement roadmap

01
Assess

Identify core PE firm/PortCo assets to protect


02
Secure

Deploy Zscaler to secure your environment/enable integration


03
Enhance

Boost the security and cyber maturity of PE firms and PortCo


04
Innovate

Identify value creation opportunities and drivers


Use Cases

We work with 6 of the top 10 global private equity firms to:

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Modernize and accelerate secure transformation journeys


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Protect their most critical assets—employees and investors


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Enable their workforce to focus on deal value vs. operations


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Identify value creation and optimization opportunities


We also work with hundreds of PE-backed portfolio companies to:

Integrate
Integrate

Rapidly integrate tuck-ins and add-ons to accelerate time to value


Protect
Protect

Protect and preserve deal value by securing PortCo environments


Optimize
Optimize

Optimize and simplify PortCo network and infrastructure landscape


Position
Position

Position PortCos for smooth eventual exit with modernized security infrastructure


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