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Zscaler Launches Cloud-Based Security Service

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/080408-internet-security.html">Network World</a>, <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/web-filtering-moves-to-the-cloud/">The New York Times</a>

Jim Manico

August 4, 2008

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Security start-up Zscaler has unveiled an online service that applies customer-defined security policies to outbound Web traffic.In practice, Web traffic leaving the customer?s firewall is automatically redirected to the nearest Zscaler gateway, where business policies are enforced, according to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company. The service, which eliminates the need for multiple single-function devices at the edge of corporate networks, also logs security activity for reporting and forensic analysis by customers; provides antivirus and antispyware; blocks bots, peer-to-peer networks, malicious content and phishing; and controls access to social networking sites, streaming content and Web mail.

Zscaler costs $1 to $5 per user per month, depending on the number of security functions the service performs.Network World, The New York Times

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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