Zscaler Protecting Mobile Users
Contego Cloud Web Security powered by Zscaler delivers clean Internet, anytime, anywhere while supporting high traffic volume is rapidly gaining traction and customers. The last we heard, Zscaler is servicing greater than 2,000,000 users. Zscaler’s ability to protect mobile devices is a key differentiator that is driving rapid adoption of their Cloud security service.
The pure-cloud architecture and Zscaler’s high-speed data processing combined with their leadership team convinced us to power Contego Cloud Web Security with Zscaler. Zscaler’s cloud architecture provides web security without appliances. This cloud platform provides the ideal architecture to secure mobile devices. Zscaler is led by the founder Jay Chaudhry. Chaudhry has a history of building successful companies. Chaudhry was also behind such companies as CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing), AirDefense (acquired by Motorola Solutions), CoreHarbor (acquired by USI/AT&T), Air2Web and SecureIT (acquired by VeriSign). In order to help build Zscaler, Charudhry was able to secure the services of K. Kailash, former chief architect at NetScaler. Zscaler, around since 2007, has built a reliable and distributed network that provides anytime, anywhere Web Security.
With its proprietary technology employed for data storage and data processing, Zscaler has nearly eliminated latency to the point where it can perform all scanning and analysis without visible latency. As of today most web security vendors deal with latency by deploying appliances, while Zscaler has managed to avoid being tied down to appliances. This anti-appliance approach or Cloud architecture provided an easy smooth delivery model to protect mobile devices. Zscaler protects BlackBerry, Apple’s iOS-based devices and Android.