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Zscaler and CrowdStrike partner on cloud and endpoint protection

19 Sep 2019

Cloud security provider Zscaler and cloud-delivered endpoint protection provider CrowdStrike have announced a new partnership.

CrowdStrike’s AI-powered Threat Graph will integrate with Zscaler’s cloud security platform to provide customers with real-time threat detection and automated policy enforcement that improves security across their networks and endpoints.

“In a cloud and mobile-first world, companies must contend with a growing number of devices within the organisation, as well as employees’ desire for fast and simple access to internal and external applications, all of which puts pressure on IT departments to provide secure employee access,“ says Zscaler business development SVP Punit Minocha.

“Zscaler’s platform with AI and ML capability, combined with CrowdStrike’s endpoint telemetry, will provide our customers with an improved security posture and automated remediation across their organisations.”

Joint customers will benefit from the partnership by being able to leverage each company’s offerings to secure their organisations through conditional access, which prevents infected or non-compliant devices from obtaining corporate resources until appropriate remediation has taken place.

The integration will also provide customers with automated one-click access to CrowdStrike’s endpoint telemetry, SSL inspection on the endpoint, always-on threat protection with real-time intelligence, and visibility into endpoints with zero-day indicators of compromise (IOCs) identified by Zscaler.

“We are excited to partner with Zscaler to provide our joint customers with a cloud-native integration that secures workloads and utilises CrowdStrike’s scalable telemetry,” says CrowdStrike worldwide channels business development vice president Matthew Polly.

“In today’s threat environment, visibility and speed are the difference between whether you or the adversary win.

“This partnership will equip customers with real-time, actionable threat detection, delivered through CrowdStrike’s AI-powered Threat Graph, and automated policy enforcement to identify and stop threats fast, delivering the user experience organisations have come to expect from CrowdStrike and Zscaler.”

The integration will offer mutual customers:

  • SSL inspection, data processing, and decision-making on the endpoint
  • Always-on zero-day and ransomware protection with real-time, actionable threat intelligence and automated remediation on- and off-network
  • Protection with automated one-click usage of CrowdStrike’s endpoint telemetry
  • Visibility into endpoints exposed to files identified by Zscaler as malicious
  • Intelligent posture check between Zscaler App and the CrowdStrike agent that provides application access aligned with business policy
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