Zscaler’s Data Loss Prevention

Zscaler is like a pre-IPO FireEye. They are a hot pure-play security company with 12M users across 180 countries. Zscaler is hybrid incorporating pieces of a CDN, FireEye, Imperva, Aryaka Networks and Symantec. They are also like a B2B CDN provider that does upstream and downstream of content, inspecting all outbound packets across all devices for malicious code. The numerous POPs enables Zscaler to offer low latency between the end users and their cloud. Zscaler, just like Aryaka, requires no hardware or software, operating on a pay-as-you-go model. One of their critical security components of the platform is the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature.

The DLP scans all outbound traffic on all devices, preventing data loss of credit cards, SSN, and any other valuable data. In the security realm, DLP solutions are known to monitor, detect and block sensitive data at-rest, in-motion and in-use. In other words, the Zscaler platform prevents data from leaving the confines of the corporate network, whether it’s on laptops, mobile devices or social media, and getting into the hands of the threat actors. The question is whether Zscaler will get acquired along the way, or go public. Going public is probably the best exit for all parties involved.

Zscaler DLP Features
  • Data security engines leverages multiple DLP dictionaries for scanning outbound traffic
  • DLP works across web, email and mobile devices
  • DLP protects blogs, instant messaging and social networking applications
  • DLP scans all outbound traffic, and prevents data loss across all devices, platforms, smartphones, tablets and laptops
  • DLP is managed with a single global cloud policy
  • View transactions in almost real time, and prevent data loss of credit cards, social security, sales data, source code, social security numbers and other valuable data
  • Single console to create, manage and monitor compliance and DLP policy