Coronavirus has officially become a pandemic and enterprises worldwide are scrambling to deliver seamless remote access to critical applications for users that now need to work from home. While delivering remote access solutions is challenging under normal conditions, quickly scaling a network without any indication of timeframes, total users or hardware availability is daunting.
Zscaler, the global leader in Cloud security and Zero Trust application access, understands this predicament and in order to assist enterprises in allowing users to work remotely is providing clients free of charge professional services for deployment of their Zscaler Private Access service. They are also providing clients a 90 day opt out of the annual service to help alleviate the challenge organisations have in dealing with an unexpected elastic requirements of a growing home workforce. Having already delivered ZPA to thousands of Chinese users, Zscaler has extended their term reduction to the rest of the world as the disease spreads.
Unlike traditional appliance based remote VPN solutions that can take months to deploy, and are not elastic in growth, Zscaler’s private access can be deployed in hours and relies on their global Cloud pop infrastructure to seamlessly connect users to applications in your DC and private Cloud. Because customers are uncertain how long the new access requirements will be needed, purchasing and deploying hardware-based solutions would be inefficient in terms of cost and speed to market.
“The average deployment time for ZPA is 4 hours ensuring an almost immediate solution for companies that are unable to cater for remote network access. The service also delivers the highest level of security ensuring that your users, their devices and your applications are secure. Users will have the same user experience whether on-net or off-net, gone are the legacy VPN clients. Administrators will be able to ensure users only access applications based on company policy and have full visibility of what users are doing” says Stuart Hardy, Director at Accelerate Networks, Partner for Zscaler in Africa.
Companies can also deploy Zscaler Internet Access to protect users accessing the Internet from home by delivering full cloud security using the same end-point agent. Requests that then leave the endpoint to the Internet will be routed through the Zscaler POP’s enforcing the corporate policy whilst scanning and inspecting all traffic for malware, viruses, SSL inspection and advanced threat protection.
Customers can also consider integration with their existing remote access solutions like APN’s to deliver network agnostic and network specific access methods.
Chat to Accelerate Network, a distributor, or partners that can deliver Zscaler Private Access and how the service can be made available within 48 hours. Learn how companies have integrated Zscaler and Private Access into their GSM data bundles, shared or private APN’s to delivery seamless application access and to eliminate data abuse through a full URL filtering capability.
Also discover how Zero Trust delivers a powerful DR replacement for all users in your network at a fraction of the cost of limited DR services that cater for only a portion of the workforce.
Base requirements for ZPA include: