The milestone is an important step on Zscaler’s path to securing high baseline systems and achieving Department of Defense Impact Levels 4, 5, and 6.
“As the Federal government pushes forward with IT modernization and deploys cloud services, they need fast, secure, reliable access to applications and data,” said Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance for Zscaler.
The FedRAMP Ready designation expands the federal market for Zscaler, which enables ZPA to meet the requirements of civilian agencies that need high baseline platforms as well as DOD and Intel customers.
“Zscaler Private Access connects authorized users to authenticated internal applications, without placing the users on the network – now including those managing the highest level of unclassified data,” Kovac added.
In addition, Zscaler’s cloud security platform meets the newly released Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 policy guidelines. Traditional TIC architecture previously required agencies to backhaul traffic, negatively impacting service performance and availability, hampering mobile access, and creating a roadblock to cloud deployment.
Zscaler enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100% cloud delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match.
FedRAMP is a government-wide program with input from numerous departments, agencies, and government groups. The program’s primary decision-making body is the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), comprised of the CIOs from DOD, DHS, and GSA. In addition to the JAB, other organizations such as OMB, the Federal CIO Council, NIST, DHS, and the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) also play key roles in effectively running FedRAMP.