Zscaler,CrowdStrike to offer joint customers seamless cloud and endpoint protection

San Jose based cloud security firm Zscaler has teamed with cloud-delivered endpoint protection specialist CrowdStrike to provide customers with real-time threat detection and automated policy enforcement that improves security across their networks and endpoints.

As part of the collaboration, CrowdStrike’s artificial intelligence powered Threat Graph will integrate with Zscaler’s cloud security platform. “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,“ said Punit Minocha, SVP of Business Development, Zscaler.

“Zscaler’s robust platform with artificial intelligence and machine learning capability, combined with CrowdStrike’s endpoint telemetry, will provide our customers a significantly improved security posture and automated remediation across their organizations,” Minocha added.

Zscaler said the partnership will enable joint customers to secure their organisations through rich 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,” it said.

“We are excited to partner with Zscaler, another recognised market leader, to provide our joint customers a cloud-native integration that seamlessly secures workloads and utilises the power of CrowdStrike’s scalable telemetry,” said

“In today’s threat environment, visibility and speed are the difference between whether you or the adversary win,” said  Matthew Polly, vice president of Worldwide Business Development, Channels at CrowdStrike.

According to 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
  • Seamless protection with automated one-click usage of CrowdStrike’s endpoint telemetry
  • Complete 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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