US Cybersecurity Posture Receives Zscaler Boost

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  January 04, 2023

The acceleration of digital transformation is the result of many organizations making the switch to the cloud. However, as organizations move to the cloud, countermeasures are needed to thwart the dangers of bad actors in cyberattacks.

This is no different for government agencies, which likely need more urgent countermeasures with them holding confidential information of citizens. That is a reason why the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency made the decision to create the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative in 2021. This team of organizations worldwide proactively gather, analyze and share cyber risk information to enable synchronized, holistic cybersecurity planning, cyber defense and response.

Joining the JCDC ranks is Zscaler, which already supports more than 100 federal agencies and system integrators, keeping sensitive data secure and employees productive while working from anywhere.

Zscaler is a cloud security provider that is authorized through the U.S. federal government’s FedRAMP program at high and moderate levels. Being at those levels allow government agencies and their contractors to use Zscaler’s Zero Trust platform for systems that manage sensitive information and protect against cyber threats.

As a member of the JCDC, Zscaler and the Zscaler ThreatLabz research team is expected to analyze unique threat telemetry from more than 270 billion transactions and 250,000 cloud updates per day, securing users globally.

“We founded Zscaler with the vision to create a modern cloud-native architecture for the seamless and secure exchange of information,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO, chairman and founder of Zscaler. “We are honored to be working with JCDC to leverage the threat intelligence in Zscaler’s zero trust platform to help stop large-scale cyberattacks."

Additional roles for Zscaler include participating in future cyber strategy planning with JCDC and its members.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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