CyberRatings Announces Cloud Test Focused on Firewall as a Service and Zero Trust Network Access

Test Results Released for Zscaler Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Solutions.

July 19, 2021

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AUSTIN, Texas, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --, the non-profit
entity dedicated to providing transparency on cybersecurity product efficacy,
has published its first Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) rating. CyberRatings
conducted an independent test of Zscaler's Firewall as a Service (FWaaS),
including its Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) capabilities using Zscaler
Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access. Zscaler earned a 'AA' rating
overall, with components of the test achieving 'AA' to 'AAA' ratings.

A new way of testing was developed to evaluate emerging SASE offerings.

SASE technology is relatively new to the market, introduced by Gartner in a late
2019 blog post. It is a new package of technologies delivered as a service:

-- Access control (FWaaS and ZTNA)
-- Threat protection (Secure Web Gateway, anti-malware, and intrusion
-- Data protection (Cloud Access Security Broker and Data Loss Prevention)
"The pandemic accelerated adoption of new technologies such as SASE that
securely enable a distributed workforce," said Vikram Phatak, CEO of "This first-of-its-kind test provides the cybersecurity
industry with a reliable and independent way to evaluate SASE offerings."

Because these technologies are so new, CyberRatings spent several months working
with Keysight's network and cloud product teams to develop the apparatus to test
FWaaS and ZTNA. Keysight provided CyPerf for testing stability and reliability,
TLS / SSL functionality, and application performance.

"The distributed nature of hybrid/cloud networks calls for a new way of
testing," said Ram Periakaruppan vice president and general manager, Keysight's
Network Test and Security Solutions. "Keysight developed its industry-first
cloud-native CyPerf test solution to help users validate services like SASE,
software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), and cloud network firewall. We are
excited to partner with CyberRatings in this first independent test of SASE

CyberRatings has a three-phase plan for testing SASE products, with FWaaS and
ZTNA as the first phase. Phase two will include testing discovery and handling
of exploits, malware, and evasions. The third phase will address cloud access
security broker (CASB) and data leak protection (DLP).

To read the CyberRatings in-depth report on the various SASE capabilities
offered by Zscaler, go to

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