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Zscaler named Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in SSE solutions

By Catherine Knowles
Mon 21 Feb 2022

Zscaler has been recognised as a Leader in the inaugural Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge.

This is the 11th consecutive year Zscaler has been named a Leader initially in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Web Gateways, and now in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSE.

Gartner evaluates vendors' Ability to Execute by a combination of factors, including products/services, customer experience, market responsiveness, track record, marketing execution, sales execution/pricing, operations and overall viability.

Zscaler is positioned as the vendor with the highest ability to execute among the 11 vendors qualified to be evaluated in the report.

Commenting on the announcement, Zscaler chairman and CEO Jay Chaudhry says, "Zscaler pioneered cloud-based security with our Zero Trust Exchange platform, and we are proud to be recognised by Gartner as a Leader in the inaugural Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge."

He continues, "The continued adoption of SaaS applications and public cloud along with the move toward using the Internet as the corporate network has made legacy firewalls and VPNs irrelevant, exposing businesses to widespread ransomware infections and zero-day attacks like the recent Log4j vulnerability.

"Zscaler's cloud-native Zero Trust Exchange platform accelerates secure digital transformation and helps safeguard thousands of global organisations by virtually eliminating the attack surface and lateral movement while improving business operations and efficiency.”

Zscaler customer New Jersey CIO, Jack McCarthy, says, "With 75% of our employees working remotely, SSE needs to be part of our strategic roadmap. Thanks to Zscaler, we were able to complete six months of work in six days, securing our organisation during the pandemic.

"Zscaler continues to be part of this strategic journey today, and in the future, giving our employees secure access to applications and systems anywhere, anytime, and on any device."

Zscaler states this recognition from Gartner further acknowledges the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange as a solid foundation for secure digital transformation.

The company's disruptive cloud-native architecture enables enterprises to move from legacy approaches to networking and security with true any-to-any zero trust connectivity.

Zscaler's proxy-based architecture is built on a SSE framework in order to deliver superior security, data protection with full SSL inspection, a high quality user experience, and eliminate the attack surface by directly connecting users to applications instead of networks.

The Zero Trust Exchange is powered by the world's largest security cloud, with more than 10 years of operational excellence, and has the ability to process 200B+ daily transactions and stop 150M+ threats per day for the organisations around the globe.

On the whole, Zscaler is focused on accelerating digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient and secure. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.

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