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Zscaler, CrowdStrike broaden integration capabilities

By Liam Garman
31 March 2021 | 1 minute read

Zscaler and CrowdStrike have entered into an agreement for additional security integrations.

Zscaler and CrowdStrike have unveiled several new integrations to strengthen their cyber security capabilities.

It is expected that the integrations will support customers by expanding their zero-trust methodology, thus securing information networks and data sharing for remote working employees.

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Zscaler is expected to be the first cloud security platform to use CrowdStrike’s Zero Trust Assessment.

President, CTO and board member for Zscaler Amit Sinha welcomed the advantages that the integrations will have on remote work.

“Employees are working from anywhere and applications are moving to the cloud, Sinha said.

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“The enterprise perimeter doesn’t exist anymore, the internet is the new corporate network, and security should follow users and workloads wherever they are. Zero trust requires decoupling application access from being on the corporate network and allowing access based on identity, context, and business policies. This dramatically reduces an organisation's attack surface and prevents lateral propagation of attacks that we've seen repeatedly when organizations rely on legacy firewall and network-centric solutions.”

It is hoped that the integrations will streamline the ability for employees working remotely to access work programs.

CrowdStrike CTO Michael Sentonas demonstrated how the process will improve working from home procedures.

“Recent high profile attacks involving compromised credentials have served as a moment of truth for organisations struggling with expanding remote workforces, growth of cloud applications, and an increasingly complex threat landscape, Sentonas said.

“Modern organisations need to embrace an identity-centric approach to security with a mature zero trust architecture that is dynamic and end-to-end, automating workflows that ensure verified access across endpoints, networks, workloads, and devices. Zero trust must be the de facto standard in today’s work-from-anywhere world.”

The integrations include:

  1. CrowdStrike’s ZTA to support remote work;
  2. The ZScaler Internet AccessTM to mitigate malware risk; and
  3. CrowdStrike’s Falcon X and Endpoint Protection integrating with Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange.

Chief information security officer at Cushman & Wakefield, Erik Hart, welcomed the synergies created by the integration.

“CrowdStrike and Zscaler’s scalable and complementary solutions enabled our organisation’s security transformation by providing increased visibility of endpoints and workloads across our approximately 400 offices in 60 countries. Immediate detection and response are critical for stopping potential breaches, and we are able to significantly accelerate our response,” he said.

“As distributed workforces continue to grow and increasingly expose corporate environments to intensifying cyber threat activity, an identity-centric zero trust strategy must be implemented to ensure that access is verified and that organizational risks are minimised.”

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.

Zscaler, CrowdStrike broaden integration capabilities
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