20 May 2021
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Ericom Software launches zero trust security platform for midsize enterprises

By Catherine Knowles

Ericom Software has launched ZTEdge, a comprehensive zero trust security platform to help meet the requirements of midsize enterprises (MSEs) and small businesses.

ZTEdge is delivered to MSEs by certified ZTEdge MSSP partners as a single cloud security solution designed to reduce complexity, lower cyber risk, and improve performance, all at an affordable price point.

ZTEdge includes a broad set of capabilities that support multiple ZTEdge use cases, including:

Identifying users and authenticating devices: Connecting the right people and devices to the right applications and resources.

Secure web and internet access: Protecting users, and their devices, as they interact with the web and email.

Secure remote private application access: Providing a way to connect remote workers with private cloud or on-premises applications.

SaaS application access: Controlling access to public cloud apps like Office 365 or Salesforce, eliminating credential theft risks, and restricting data sharing privileges.

Network protection and monitoring: Segmenting and monitoring networks to stop threats like ransomware spread, and detecting, blocking, and remediating intrusions.

User-branch-internet connectivity: Securely inter-connecting offices and enabling local internet breakouts to eliminate traffic backhauling and improve performance.

With more than two dozen global points of presence, the ZTEdge platform runs on a distributed global cloud infrastructure deployed on Tier-1 cloud IaaS partners.

The ZTEdge Threat Intelligence Network also runs on this infrastructure, dynamically correlating threat telemetry data from multiple industry sources, including the Cyber Threat Alliance, combining it with proprietary information from the ZTEdge global user community to produce the real-time threat risk information powering the platform.

Ericom Software chief product officer John Peterson says, “We worked closely with MSEs to ensure that ZTEdge delivers strong protections for all users, regardless of location, across a full range of functions.

"At every stage of development, we remained focused on the key, non-negotiable solution design principles of simplicity, effectiveness, and affordability. We are gratified that the feedback we've received makes it clear that we hit the mark.”

The ZTEdge service is delivered through a select group of certified ZTEdge MSSP partners that focus on serving the needs of MSEs.

Many midsize and small enterprises rely on MSSPs to provide technical expertise and as a service security solutions that protect their organisations.

ICM Cyber vice president of strategy and execution Mark Mahovlich says, “We believe that an approach aligned with Gartner's Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is what all organisations, including MSEs, should pursue.

"Given the large enterprise orientation of most security solution providers, we wanted a right-sized solution that provides a simple, cost-effective way for MSEs to quickly implement their own SASE strategy.

"The ZTEdge platform is the solution to do just that and is a valuable addition to the market.”

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