BT integrates Zscaler APs into global network

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

BT has directly connected Zscaler access points to the company’s global network so that BT customers can benefit from lower latency and better performing applications.

The improved interconnectivity reduces the need to move traffic over great distances to access Zscaler nodes for secure internet access.

BT’s Assure Managed Cloud with Zscaler service scans and filters every byte of network traffic, including SSL-encrypted sessions, as it passes to and from the internet. The Zscaler access points act as a series of traffic checkposts between organisations and the public internet to identify and block potential threats and to protect intellectual property.

As a cloud-based service, no hardware or maintenance is required and the management of internet policies and reporting are done from a single centralized portal. This helps ensure consistent protection and policy across all users in an organization.

The new Zscaler and BT interconnection points will initially be available in Europe, followed by extension of the service to the Americas and Asia Pacific. The new service comes at no additional cost to existing customers as part of the ongoing investment into BT’s Cloud of Clouds portfolio of services.

Mark Hughes, CEO, BT Security, said: “We are pleased to add this improvement to our growing portfolio of solutions helping customers take advantage of the cloud. This latest enhancement of Assure Managed Cloud brings to our customers increased confidence and convenience at no additional cost or investment into hardware or software.”

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