“We are excited to partner with VMware because leaders select leaders. By integrating our purpose-built cloud security with VMWare’s cloud-native SD-WAN solution, our customers can focus on outcomes instead of managing infrastructure and point products to secure their workforce.”Jay Chaudhry, Chairman and CEO, Zscaler
With cloud IT becoming mainstream, business possibilities have no limits. Employees and customers alike are dispersed over geographic locations. Users access multitudes of workloads from different cloud service providers and at the same time, expect to have the a robust, stable and secure experience to be productive and innovative in their roles.
While cloud-delivered applications offer a myriad of benefits, including agility, accessibility, economy of scale, and ease of use, they multiply the risk of cyberattacks and performance degradation due to the very benefits of the delivery model. Security and networking are particularly challenging to manage with distributed applications and usually limited IT resources. Considering these challenges, a fundamental shift in your approach is required to take integrated cloud network and security into account when migrating to cloud infrastructure.
Zscaler partnership for cloud security
Our partner ecosystem is a key factor in providing optimized and secure access to organizations connecting users and applications. With the accelerated rise of the hybrid workplace, where users can connect from anywhere, it has become imperative to deliver an integrated solution and support services that address a wider set of customer use cases. At VMworld 2020, we announced our extended partnership with Zscaler. This partnership will continue to benefit our customers with proven industry-leading solutions, deeper product integration, and joint customer success initiatives.
Zscaler delivers comprehensive cloud security and enables inspection of all traffic at scale—all ports and protocols, including native SSL inspection, URL filtering, full proxy content inspection and access control, advanced firewall, intrusion prevention, advanced threat prevention, sandboxing, cloud access security broker (CASB), and data loss prevention (DLP). Together, VMware SD-WAN and Zscaler deliver the best application performance and security with:
- Direct-to-cloud connectivity to eliminate backhauling and reduce latency
- Cloud-delivered security, so users in all locations get identical protection—including native SSL inspection, access controls, advanced threat protection, and DLP
- Flexible deployment to simplify branch IT operations while enabling centralized policy and WAN management
- Zero-touch provisioning to enable rapid deployment at scale, ensuring security and performance from day one
With Zscaler and VMware SD-WAN as an integrated solution, it becomes much easier to migrate from hub-and-spoke to an optimized direct-to-cloud architecture without compromising performance and security. With VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator, administrators have the option to steer traffic from VMware SD-WAN Edges directly to Zscaler Cloud Security Service or via VMware SD-WAN Gateways. Both routes are provisioned with IPsec tunnels in a centralized manner.
The strategically deployed VMware SD-WAN Gateways offer the added benefit of real-time monitoring, packet steering and remediation on the link between user location and these gateways, which then hand off the traffic to either Zscaler tenant locations or to cloud service locations. The combined Zscaler and VMware SD-WAN solution delivers a secure and scalable SD-WAN, connecting branches to the Internet while maintaining the desired user experience.
While VMware SD-WAN offers a WAN-agnostic overlay to simplify and optimize site connectivity to applications, Zscaler offers comprehensive security to user traffic. The joint VMware SD-WAN and Zscaler integration enables organizations to easily scale and deploy access and security policies across a large number of locations from a single console with a few clicks. Together, Zscaler and VMware SD-WAN help organizations simplify IT operations, eliminate unnecessary backhauling, and minimize security risks while optimizing application connectivity and performance at scale.
Together Zscaler and VMware deliver an integrated, secure SD-WAN solution that optimizes performance for cloud applications, while providing assured security, scalability, and flexibility to meet the needs of today’s enterprises.
Ready to learn more?
If you’d like to learn more about how VMware SD-WAN and Zscaler can help you ensure optimal and secure application delivery, regardless of location, check out our integration page.