Zscaler wins DoD secure cloud contract

Specialist cloud security firm Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) has won a contract to power a secure cloud management solution for the US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a Department of Defense (DoD) organisation.

Although the value of the contract has not been disclosed, the details state Zscaler will provide zero trust access to protect DIU users and cloud services from cyberthreats through the Zscaler platform, regardless of where workers are located or what device they use.

The DIU’s secure cloud solution will then allow DIU users to securely access SaaS applications across Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) can protect organisations across a multi-cloud environment with a wide range of applications and infrastructure including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS environments.


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“Zscaler has been a zero-trust leader since our inception, and we are proud to work with DIU to help protect the Department of Defense from adversaries threatening national security,” said Drew Schnabel, vice president of federal at Zscaler.

“Zscaler will minimise the attack surface by directly connecting people to the internet and their applications. Our innovative approach also delivers a great experience for personnel no matter their location, device, or network, through our globally distributed cloud.”

ZPA is the first zero trust remote access cloud service to achieve FedRAMP high authorisation, and the Zscaler platform is in-process for Impact Level 4 and 5 authorisation. DIU expects the solution to be able to scale to 500,000 concurrent users and one million endpoints.

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