ZTEdge Cloud-Delivered Security Service Edge (SSE)Platform

Additional Info

CompanyEricom Software
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


Ericom’s ZTEdge platform is the industry’s most comprehensive, simple and affordable Security Service Edge (SSE) platform designed specifically for midsize enterprises. A cloud-delivered Zero Trust security offering, ZTEdge reduces an organization’s cyber-risk and improves performance, for half the cost of alternative solutions.

The ZTEdge platform leverages several innovate security controls to support branch office, remote worker, and on-premises security needs. Of particular note is Ericom’s award-winning remote browser isolation (RBI), which is used in a number of areas, such as:

•Protecting users from web-based zero-day threats
•Preventing credential theft
•Blocking phishing-based malware
•Enforcing access controls for unmanaged/BYOD devices connecting to cloud apps
•Controlling data sharing in collaboration apps (e.g. Zoom, Teams, Meets); note: patent-pending innovation
•Scanning traffic in end-to-end encrypted chat sessions (e.g. WhatsApp Web) for data exfiltration or malware

ZTEdge, recently named an “Outperformer” in GigaOM’s Secure Service Access Radar report, is used by organizations to:
•Control SaaS application access: Limiting access to public cloud apps like Office 365 or Salesforce to only authenticated and authorized users, eliminating credential theft risk and restricting data sharing privileges.
•Eliminate ransomware and phishing: Protecting users and their devices as they interact with the web and email.
•Secure remote access to private web and cloud applications: Providing a simple way to connect remote workers with private cloud and on-premises applications and remote desktops.
•Protect apps and data from unmanaged device and BYOD risks: Delivering simple, secure system access for users on unmanaged devices, controlling application access and data sharing activity while also scanning traffic for malware threats and data exfiltration.
•Segment networks and provide visibility: Segmenting and monitoring networks to stop threats like ransomware spread and detecting, blocking, and remediating intrusions.
•Identify users and authenticating devices: Securely connecting the right people and devices to the right applications and resources.

How we are different

Key differentiations include:

•Designed for midsize enterprises with a comprehensive set of integrated features delivered in modular low-cost cloud packages – While large enterprises have aggressively moved to adopt Zero Trust security over the past year, midsize enterprises (MSEs) have trailed behind. They need the same Zero Trust security controls as the Global 2000, but find existing solutions too complex, too expensive, and too resource-intensive to manage. ZTEdge can be licensed in a modular fashion so resource-strapped organizations can choose what they need, when they need it, like Web Security, Zero Trust Network Access, or Browser Isolation, without being “nickel and dimed.” And when we say low-cost, we mean it – ZTEdge is approximately half the cost of comparable alternatives.

•Simplicity – Midsize enterprises don’t have the IT and Security bench strength of larger organizations, so key steps were taken to keep ZTEdge simple, such as:

oZTEdge is managed in a single pane of glass, where security policies for web access, application access, network access, and more can be defined.
oThe platform uses network analysis techniques to automatically define user-level application access policies, easing the process of establishing a Zero Trust security posture for an organization.
oRather than requiring MSEs to separately license and integrate an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, ZTEdge comes standard with one – including Multi-Factor Authentication - as a core component of ZTEdge.
oClientless options for Web Security and ZTNA simplify rollout and ongoing support.

•Managed Service Provider (MSP) Focus – ZTEdge was designed for simple operation by MSPs looking to provide managed security services to the midsize enterprise market. The modular and scalable platform makes it easy to support and manage tenants and policies for large numbers of customers, and an online learning management system is provided for technical training, marketing & sales support, etc.