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Gartner names Zscaler the only leader in Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Cloud security firm Zscaler has been recognised as the only Leader in the Gartner December 2020 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways. 

Zscaler is positioned furthest in completeness of vision and highest in ability to execute among all 12 vendors evaluated in the report. This is the 10th consecutive year Zscaler has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways.

"Zscaler redefined networking and security for the cloud age, and we are proud to be recognised by Gartner as the only Leader in the Magic Quadrant," says Jay Chaudhry, chairman and chief executive officer at Zscaler. 

"Legacy technology is an inhibitor to digital transformation," he says.

"Zscaler's multi-tenant, proxy-based architecture helps global organisations significantly reduce the attack surface with a true zero trust approach while eliminating encrypted attacks with complete SSL inspection," Chaudhry explains.

Chaudhry says the recognition by Gartner further cements the Zero Trust Exchange as the foundation for secure digital transformation. 

"Zscaler's disruptive cloud-native architecture enables leading enterprises to break free from legacy approaches to networking and security with true any-to-any zero trust connectivity," he says. 

"Unlike disjointed, on-premises security products designed for yesterdays network, Zscaler's proxy-based architecture is built on an industry-leading SASE framework to deliver a great user experience, superior security and data protection with full SSL inspection and eliminates the attack surface by directly connecting users to applications, never networks."

Earlier this month, Zscaler appointed Steve Singer as its regional vice president and country manager for Australia and New Zealand. 

Joining from Talend, where he held the similar role of A/NZ country manager, Singer will be charged with continuing Zscaler’s growth of its cloud security solutions for private and public sector enterprises. He will also be responsible for expanding relationships with local partners in the region.

At the time, Zscaler senior vice president for APAC and Japan Scott Robertson said Singer’s expertise proved to be the right fit for Zscaler.

“Steve’s successful track record as a sales leader in cloud transformation and his focus on customer success makes him the ideal strategic leader to further help customers achieve their digital business goals through our industry-leading, cloud-native approach to security, while at the same time also supporting the acceleration of Zscaler’s growth in Australia and New Zealand," he said.

Singer said, "No other cloud security vendor is as uniquely placed as Zscaler is today. The company is 100% focused on developing innovative and comprehensive solutions for cloud security. 

“2020 has seen the workplace transformed, resulting in new demands for robust security for distributed workforces," he said.

“As a result, it’s an exciting time to join Zscaler and I look forward to helping our customers move the needle on their digital transformation underpinned with next-generation cloud security which will result in new opportunities for competitive advantage.”