Zscaler Private Access: new product enables remote access without the security risks of VPNs
- Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:38
Zscaler has introduced Zscaler Private Access, a new service that enables organizations to provide access to internal applications and services while ensuring the security of their networks.
In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly mobile business environment, companies need to enable access to internal data and applications from anywhere. The traditional solution of choice has been the Virtual Private Network (VPN), which adds convenience and security, but also introduces significant risk. Typical VPN implementations give users access to the entire network they are connecting to, a fact that has been exploited in a number of recent security breaches featuring major companies.
To address this issue, Zscaler Private Access takes a completely new approach by using the global Zscaler cloud infrastructure to enable application access independent of network access. Zscaler Private Access decouples applications from the physical network to deliver granular, per-user access to apps and services running in the internal corporate network, in a data centre / center, or in a public cloud like Amazon, Microsoft or Google. The service is based on Zscaler’s global cloud, so there is no requirement for additional hardware or forklift upgrades of existing hardware, enabling rapid and unobtrusive adoption to support business needs.