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Zscaler Partners to Accelerate Cloud Adoption with Microsoft Azure

Today, Zscaler announced the availability of an innovative platform, Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) for Microsoft Azure. Zscaler's ZPA platform runs on the Azure Cloud to provide direct access to Azure applications, while eliminating the cost, complexity, and poor user experience of on-premises de-militarized zones (DMZ), which typically consist of multiple appliances, including firewalls, IPS, DDoS, load balancers, and VPN concentrators.

Zscaler's ZPA platform also integrates with Azure Active Directory (AD) for authentication and policy management, and leverages its new features such as conditional access.

"While enterprises are moving applications to Azure, the access to these applications is still being done using traditional hub-and-spoke networks, which worked fine when applications were in the on-premises data center. Designed for the world of cloud and mobility, ZPA provides local internet breakouts for fast and secure access to Azure applications without backhauling traffic through the DMZ," said Punit Minocha, senior vice president of business and corporate development for Zscaler.

Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Networking, Microsoft Corp., added, "Zscaler helps to simplify the enterprise journey to Microsoft Azure for both public and hybrid environments, and we're excited to see them choose Azure to build out their access technologies. Zscaler Private Access gives users the choice and the benefit of secure connectivity for any authorized user to business applications over any internet connection and remote access points as if it were a SaaS application."

The Zscaler Private Access platform is a revolutionary approach to secure application access that delivers the DMZ as a cloud service and fundamentally changes the security access model by:

  • securely connecting users to applications without bringing users on the network;
  • never exposing applications to the internet and eliminating the need for DDoS protection;
  • segmenting access to applications without relying on the traditional approach of network segmentation; and
  • providing remote access over any network without VPNs for a seamless user experience.

To learn more, visit Zscaler at Microsoft Ignite, September 25-29, in Orlando. And be sure to attend the "State of the Union for Microsoft Azure" session, in which Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry will be a presenter.

Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:41 AM by David Marshall
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