Zscaler Earns FedRAMP "In Process" Status

August 05, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Security is a pillar for all organizations, but for the Department of Defense, it takes on much different meaning. Network security means national secrets and protecting the population, so there is no margin for error. There is no room for trust, but verify. We live in a time where security starts with zero trust.

Zscaler announced Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) has earned FedRAMP “In Process” status at the High Impact Level. Sponsored by a U.S. Department of Defense Command, the SASE provider’s secure internet gateway marks the first of its kind to earn FedRAMP certification.

“Our mission is to keep all DoD employees safe and productive, whether working from home or deployed in theater. Supporting remote teams and securing all data classifications is more important than ever, and Zscaler is focused on delivering to agencies secure, fast access to cloud providers, SaaS (News - Alert) applications, and private applications,” said Drew Schnabel, Vice President of Federal at Zscaler.

ZIA joins ZPA (Zscaler Private Access) the second Zscaler solution prototyped by the DoD, with the likelihood of expanding into other DoD organizations via production Other Transaction (OT) agreement. The ZPA selection was the first zero trust remote access service earning FedRAMP High Baseline JAB Authorization, and now the DOD has a taste of what next generation SaaS application security is, it will stay the course.

“Zscaler is honored to work with our DoD sponsor to achieve the FedRAMP High ‘In Process’ designation for Zscaler Internet Access, which the government uses as a Trusted Internet and Cloud Access Point (News - Alert),” said Stephen Kovac, Vice President of Global Government and Compliance at Zscaler. “This designation is an excellent example of how compliance programs like FedRAMP can be incredibly efficient, speed up innovation, and build upon the partnership between private industry and the government.”

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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