In 2016 cloud is the new normal for many organisations – here at the Instillery we’ve seen public cloud and SaaS adoption skyrocket over the past three years and that trend is only accelerating.
Did you know that the average ANZAC enterprise now uses 1000+ cloud services, up 45% from the same quarter last year? SMEs have also jumped at the opportunity cloud presents and now use an average of 7 cloud delivered SaaS applications – from email, time tracking, accounting, workplace collaboration platforms to inventory management, CRM and Point of Sale systems.
With the massive rise in cloud adoption, IT and security teams have had to adapt their trust model. With so many elements now outsourced to cloud and SaaS providers the security stack now needs to extend controls, which otherwise circumvents traditional on-premise security appliances.
In 2016 it’s no longer sufficient to build secure walls around your infrastructure. The reality is amateurs hack systems whereas the professionals are hacking individuals.
Global enterprise organisations have already made significant investment into security infrastructure, and the trend we’re seeing is that they do not want a rip-and-replace solution to secure themselves in the cloud. Fortunately, cloud services enable a seamless deployment model and can easily be configured to integrate with existing security tools. Customers can leverage existing investments in people, processes, and products to create consistent security, compliance, and governance policies.
The good news is that there are new providers like Zscaler that are born in the cloud era and offer solutions specifically designed to secure cloud services, applications and the users accessing them.
On this note, The Instillery is stoked to announce an exciting new partnership with Zscaler.
Zscaler is the global leader in cloud security, delivering the highest level of security controls to stop malware before it reaches a network. Today, Zscaler protects more than 15 million users, processing 25 billion transactions per day at more than 5,000 of the world’s leading enterprise and government organisations against cyberattacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.
The security issue that Zscaler is trying to resolve here is that typical VPN implementations give users access to the entire network they are connecting to – a fact that has been exploited in a number of recent security breaches featuring global companies (Yahoo anyone?)
Zscaler Private Access takes a new approach by decoupling applications from the physical network to deliver granular, per-user access to apps and services running on the internal corporate network, in a data centre or in a public cloud. The service is based on Zscaler’s existing global cloud, so there is no requirement for additional hardware or forklift upgrades of existing hardware.
To find out more about Zscaler check them out here.