- Zscaler unveiled AI and ML capabilities for its Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange, a secure cloud that processes 200 billion daily transactions and prevents 150 million threats.
- Zenith Live’s second announcement was a new Posture Control solution that targets hidden security vulnerabilities in cloud-native app environments.
Zscaler, the market leader in security services edge (SSE), recently unveiled several new features in its security platform intended for businesses who wish to implement zero trust in the cloud and manage risk from cyber threats at the recent Zenith Live event. The announcement coincides with Zscaler’s expansion of its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer a comprehensive solution for businesses migrating to the cloud.
Zscaler unveiled AI and ML capabilities for its Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange, a security cloud that processes 200 billion daily transactions and prevents 150 million threats. Thanks to these improvements, organizations can switch to SSE, securing access to the web, cloud services, and private apps. By securely establishing connections between people, apps, and devices across any network, Zscaler enables SSE within the Zero Trust Exchange platform.
The rise in data volume generated by security systems has made it impossible for humans to examine the data to identify threats and insights, making the usage of AI/ML critical here.
Using Zscaler’s AI-enabled zero trust platform, which gathers real-time analytics on threat intelligence from 300 trillion daily signals, organizations can now recognize and stop phishing assaults. With AI-enabled policy recommendations, the improvements also allow user-to-app segmentation that reduces the attack surface. Security teams can tailor policies based on a risk score for users, devices, apps, and content. Additionally, firms may conduct root cause investigations and address problems faster, preventing user interruptions.
Zscaler enters CNAPP
Zenith Live’s second announcement was a new Posture Control solution that targets hidden security vulnerabilities in cloud-native app environments. Integrated into the Zero Trust Exchange, Posture Control enables DevOps and security teams to prioritize and address risks in cloud-native apps. It helps detect unpatched vulnerabilities and incorrect configurations early in the development lifecycle. Posture Control provides businesses a uniform platform and extends security into development operations.
Zscaler enters the market for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) with the release of this product. CNAPP is a term that Gartner recently used to define security that safeguards and secures cloud-native application architectures, including microservices and containers.
To secure cloud apps during runtime, Posture Control enhances the security features of Zscaler’s Workload Communications solution. Cloud-native and Virtual Machine (VM)-based apps operating on any service in any cloud can have the same development and runtime security, thanks to Posture Control and Workload Communications. As a result, security, IT, and DevOps teams can secure cloud apps without interfering with the development process.
Advanced threat and risk correlation are one of Posture Control’s primary characteristics. The solution can evaluate multiple security concerns that may seem low risk but could potentially result in higher hazards when combined. Posture Control offers a complete insight into troubles across multi-cloud systems, including serverless workloads, containers, and VMs. Zscaler connects with leading DevOps tools like GitHub and development platforms like VS Code to give businesses more control.
Zscaler and AWS deepen their partnership
Another cloud service provider with a long history of working with Zscaler is AWS. Organizations looking to streamline and consolidate their cloud security operations will now have access to new capabilities thanks to the firms’ collaboration. For instance, AWS is used to operate and build Zscaler’s Posture Control. Zscaler said that it selected AWS as the cloud service provider for the solution due to the breadth of offerings, scale, dependability, and popularity among Zscaler’s clientele.
Through its Zero Trust Exchange technology, Zscaler expanded zero-trust security to workloads on AWS. AWS native technologies like Gateway Load Balancer, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS Auto Scaling have been integrated with Zscaler. Additionally, the Zero Trust Exchange now directly grants zero trust access to mobile network-connected devices to safeguard workloads operating on AWS Wavelength.