- Website: https://www.zscaler.com/
- Company size (employees): 550
- Country: United States
In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:
As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for five consecutive years and is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500 such as GE, Nestlé, ExxonMobil, Schneider Electric, United Airlines and more. Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million users at more than 5,000 of the world’s leading enterprises and governmental organizations are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.
Zscaler operates in more than 100 data centers globally, processes more than 25 billion daily transactions, blocks more than 100 million daily threats, processes more than 100,000 daily security updates and enables organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Jay Chaudhry, who built this company on his three core values — hard work, honesty and determination. The company has raised $148 million to date from TPG, Google Capital and private investors and is valued at $1 billion.
Zscaler’s mission is very simple: to make the Internet safe for business. This single-minded mission has been consistent since the day the company started in 2008. Any security breach attempt detected anywhere on the Zscaler cloud is not only thwarted immediately at the point of breach, but all Zscaler customers and users are immediately inoculated against that threat. Quite simply, this gives all their users the peace of mind that the Internet is safe, and individual companies and their employees can focus on their business and servicing their customers. This approach of providing a uniformly high level of security to everyone in the form of a utility (like running water) makes Zscaler distinctive.
In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category
With the growing adoption of cloud-based applications and services, increased mobility of employees and the proliferation of Internet-enabled devices, organizations using traditional perimeter-based security are transforming their IT infrastructure and legacy security solutions — appliance-based solutions just don’t cut it. Zscaler’s modern cloud security platform gives businesses superior user experience, low cost and the ability to protect their network across any device while embracing the shift to the cloud — all without expensive, cumbersome hardware. Zscaler customers are provided a safe and productive Internet experience, from any device and from any location in the world. Zscaler works with customers of all sizes and all verticals — from the Fortune 100 to SMBs, from financial services to government. Zscaler’s most promising opportunity for future growth is the continued evolution of our connected world. From the continued expansion of the use of cloud-based applications and services to the growing mobile workforce, the need for organizations to re-think their approach to security keeps growing. Traditional network security in companies is centered around a “castle-and-moat” approach using security appliances deployed on the network perimeter of an organization where the internal network meets the Internet. This paradigm is changing rapidly. Employees are increasingly using cloud services like Google Apps, DropBox and Salesforce and working from anywhere, and perimeter- based security is has become inadequate. Zscaler’s cloud-based protection ensures that users are protected no matter where they are, what device they are using or what application or service they are accessing.