Zscaler, the market leader in security services edge (SSE), unveiled a number of new features in its security platform that are intended for businesses who wish to implement zero trust in the cloud and manage risk from cyberthreats. 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 Zero Trust Exchange is now equipped with AI and ML capabilities
The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange, a security cloud that processes more than 200 billion transactions each day and prevents 150 million assaults, now has AI and ML capabilities. These improvements will enable businesses to switch to SSE, which secures access to the internet, cloud services, and private apps. By safely tying together people, apps, and devices over any network, Zscaler makes SSE possible within the Zero Trust Exchange platform.
“The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ is a cloud native cybersecurity platform built on zero trust architecture. Following the principle of least-privileged access, the platform establishes trust based on user identity and context—including location, device, application, and content—and then creates secure, direct user-to-app, app-to-app, and machine-to-machine connections,” the official website reads.
Because of the volume of data being generated by security systems, it is now impossible for humans to examine the data to identify threats and insights, making the usage of AI/ML essential.
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 the use of AI-enabled policy recommendations, the improvements also allow user-to-app segmentation to reduce the attack surface. On the basis of a risk score for users, devices, apps, and content, security teams can tailor policies.
Additionally, firms may carry out root cause investigation and address problems faster, preventing interruptions for users. Did you know that P-computers are the future for developing efficient AI and ML systems. This will enable companies to build a more secure working environment in the future.
Zscaler joins the CNAPP market
A new Posture Control solution that targets hidden security vulnerabilities in cloud-native app environments was revealed with Zenith Live’s second announcement. Posture Control, which is integrated into the Zero Trust Exchange, enables devops and security teams to prioritize and address risks in cloud-native apps early in the development lifecycle, such as unpatched vulnerabilities and incorrect configurations.
Posture Control gives businesses an uniform platform and extends security right into development operations. Zscaler enters the market for cloud-native application protection platforms (CNAPP) with the release of this product. CNAPP is a word that Gartner recently used to define security that safeguards and secures cloud native application architectures, which include microservices and containers.
In order 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, teams from security, IT, and devops can secure cloud apps without interfering with the development process.
Advanced threat and risk correlation is one of Posture Control’s primary characteristics. Multiple security concerns that separately seem low-risk but could potentially result in higher hazards when combined can be evaluated by the solution. Posture Control offers complete insight into hazards across multicloud systems, including serverless applications, containers, and VMs. To provide businesses more flexibility, Zscaler connects with all the main cloud providers, devops tools like GitHub, and development platforms like VS Code.
The relationship between AWS and Zscaler is now extended
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 claimed 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 clients.
Through its Zero Trust Exchange technology, Zscaler also 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. The exchange security is a hot debate in the sector and cloud banking was in the spotlight at London Tech Week 2022.