Zscaler's Web and e-mail integrated security solution, aimed at cost-conscious businesses, include filtering to block spam and phishing, protection against viruses and spyware before they enter the enterprise perimeter and DLP (data loss prevention) features.
Cloud security specialist Zscaler announced the launch of its
integrated e-mail and Web security service, offering a single policy
manager for e-mail and Web security, cross-leveraging threat
intelligence with full inline real-time content inspection of e-mail
and Web traffic and holistic visibility for e-mail and Web. The
e-mail and Web security services ranges from $1 to $5 per user, per
depending upon the size of the customer organization and number of
services selected. Enterprises can also elect to start with either the
e-mail or Web service and then add additional services as needed, the
Key features include filtering to block spam and phishing, protection
against viruses and spyware before they enter the enterprise perimeter,
flexible policies to define granular mail flow and encryption, DLP (data
loss prevention) for SMTP and Webmail, and interactive and
correlated real-time reporting. In addition, a single, common user
interface and policy manager for DLP eliminates the need to maintain
separate sets of policies and dictionaries for e-mail and Web.
Christian Christiansen, program vice president for IDC's security
products and services group, explained Web and messaging security are
no longer mutually exclusive. "Malicious URLs appear in e-mails,
phishing attacks, and sophisticated blended threats that target
multiple protocols. The use of Web-based malware forces organizations
to adopt security technologies that can address both Web and messaging
threat vectors to an equal degree," he said. "Offering potential
solutions, Zscaler's security SAAS (software-as-a-service) offerings provide integrated Web and
e-mail security that reduces cost and complexity while improving
Zscaler launched its cloud-delivered Web security service in 2008 and
said it is now protecting millions of users in 140 countries. Customers
range from G2000 enterprises to governments to SMBs (small to medium-size
businesses). In addition, the Zscaler services offer policy-based
protection for mobile users anywhere and at any time with more than 40
data centers globally.
"Driven by cost, complexity and growing security risks, enterprises of
all sizes are looking for integrated cloud security services," said
Patrick Foxhoven, CIO of CentraComm, a managed security and network
services company based in Ohio servicing Fortune 50 to midmarket
customers. "Unlike other offerings, Zscaler e-mail and Web are truly
integrated, enabling us to serve our customers better by addressing all
threat vectors they face with a single unified platform."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.