In today's cloud and mobile-first world, legacy network security models that rely on outdated on-premises appliances and centralised data centres are no longer enough. The modern workforce is more mobile and cloud-based than ever, creating new security challenges that require a fresh approach. Enter Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA), a cloud-based internet access solution that goes beyond the perimeter to improve user experience and solve connectivity issues that have long plagued IT professionals. In this article, we'll explore why traditional security postures fall short in today's rapidly evolving security landscape, and how Zscaler's innovative approach provides a better, more secure way to manage internet access in the cloud. We'll also examine the benefits of Zscaler Internet Access, including enhanced security for both on-premises and cloud infrastructure, improved user experience, and streamlined security posture, setting the stage for a zero-trust future.
Why is legacy network security failing to meet today’s challenges?
The traditional network security approaches that rely on legacy, on-premises appliances are no longer sufficient in the mobile and cloud-based world. Legacy network security models are obsolete and lack visibility and control over data and users, leading to increased security risks. Traditional on-premises security appliances and centralised data centres protect physical locations, but they do not provide effective protection for individual users. As the modern workforce is more mobile than ever and employees are using a growing number of cloud-based services, IT professionals need a new approach to security that is flexible and effective, allowing them to protect sensitive data no matter where it is accessed.
A network perimeter-based approach to security is no longer effective when users, applications, and data operate outside of the network perimeter. On-premises security postures are becoming increasingly costly and complex as IT professionals struggle to keep up with the changing security landscape. This can include needing to add more appliances as you require more features, or routing traffic to its destination via in-direct paths to force it through your security appliances. This can also have a significant impact on user experience, creating performance issues and other challenges that can negatively impact productivity. IT professionals need to modernise and streamline their security posture with a single, easy-to-manage cloud platform that can enhance security for on-prem and cloud infrastructure, secure users regardless of their location, enhance the user experience without hampering security, leverage AI to boost cybersecurity and protection against data loss and reduce technical debt and complexity.
Introducing Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA): A Cloud-Based Solution for Modern Security Challenges
In a world where users, applications, and data operate outside the network perimeter, Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) offers a better way to secure data. By managing internet access through the cloud, ZIA provides users with the same level of security regardless of location, improving user experience without sacrificing security.
ZIA also enables IT professionals to improve their security posture for on-premise infrastructure and cloud applications with cutting-edge AI that can detect and respond to threats in real-time. Additionally, with ZIA, security policies and controls are centrally managed from a cloud platform, reducing technical debt and complexity. This provides IT professionals with greater visibility and control over data and users, reducing security risks and ensuring that sensitive data is protected, no matter where it is accessed from.
An overview of ZIA’s benefits:
- Enhances security for both on-premises and cloud infrastructure
- Secures users regardless of their location
- Improves user experience without compromising security
- Leverages AI to boost cybersecurity and protection against data loss
- Modernises and streamlines security posture with a single, easy-to-manage cloud platform
In conclusion, traditional on-premises security models are no longer effective in a world where users, applications, and data operate outside the network perimeter. Zscaler Internet Access offers a cloud-based solution that enhances security for both on-prem and cloud infrastructure, secures users regardless of location, and leverages AI to boost cybersecurity. By modernising and streamlining your security posture with a single, easy-to-manage Cloud platform, ZIA is the solution to the challenges facing IT professionals today. If you’d like to learn more about ZIA, Zscaler or Zero Trust Security, please feel free to reach out.