The Instillery Announce Malware Free Networks Zscaler Service

16 June 2023

New Zealand’s leading Zscaler partner, we are excited to announce the availability of a new service powered by the Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) Malware Free Network (MFN) capability. 

Announced today at Zscaler’s global Zenith Live conference in Las Vegas, the new service allows New Zealand organisations to take advantage of the extra protections from the MFN capability. The service will provide this additional layer of protection to users on any telco network and any device which has Zscaler protection, even when travelling offshore. 

“We’re pleased to announce that the service will be available for no additional charge to customers with Zscaler who have purchased licensing from us, or have a managed service from us” says Jeremy Nees, COO at The Instillery. “Therefore even customers who do not have large security budgets can benefit from this new service”.

The GCSB’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched the Malware Free Networks capability in 2021, with over 350,000 threats disrupted since its launch. 

In addition to blocking threats identified by the NCSC, The Instillery’s offering will feed information on blocked threats back to the NCSC. This allows the agency to form a broader picture of the threats facing NZ organisations. Customers will be able to choose for this data to be anonymised. 

“This service also demonstrates the capability of Zscaler’s platform to be extended by partners to add more value. A recent Zscaler feature release has allowed us to automate this service in our SOAR and provide it efficiently and therefore at no cost to customers,” says Nees. 

APJ Head of Channels & Alliance for Zscaler, Foād Farrokhnia sees this as an example of how Zscaler’s partner strategy adds value for customers. “This is an example of how partners have added value to the Zscaler suite of products. Tailoring the platform to include locally relevant threat feeds and integration with security agencies is the perfect demonstration of the power of our platform and local partner value add.”

In February, we deepened our relationship with Zscaler and our commitment to zero trust by ascending to the vendor's highest partnership tier. As a Zscaler authorised services partner, managed services partner and zenith partner, we now deliver deployment services and support on Zscaler’s behalf.

For more information and any media enquiries, please contact:

Jeremy Nees

COO, The Instillery