Zscaler acquires Trustdome to help secure public cloud workloads

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Company says Trustdome will improve Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange Cloud protection capabilities.

Zscaler has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trustdome. The Israel-based Trustdom is a leading provider of Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) solutions. Trustdome’s CIEM technology will be combined with Zscaler’s existing Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) platform, according to the company.

The Trustdome functionality will become a part of Zscaler Cloud Protection (ZCP). The ZCP offering will provide a comprehensive solution for reducing public cloud attack surfaces and improving security posture.

With this acquisition, Zscaler is expanding its global footprint by establishing its first development center in Israel. The company says it also plans more investment in Israel in the future.

Beefing up security by enforcing “least privilege principles”

“We are extending our vision for Zscaler Cloud Protection to help customers securely embrace public cloud platforms and services in today’s cloud-first world,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO, chairman and founder, Zscaler, Inc.

“The addition of Trustdome’s team and innovations in CIEM will strengthen our Cloud Protection portfolio by enforcing least privilege principles across multi-cloud environments while giving DevOps the freedom to innovate. I am very excited to welcome the Trustdome team to the Zscaler family, and look forward to growing Zscaler’s R&D presence in Israel.”

Enterprise cloud environments can have hundreds of millions of discrete permissions granted to both humans and cloud services. These include unused permissions, non-federated dormant accounts, and misconfigured permissions. Left unchecked, these permissions become an easy path for attackers to infiltrate cloud deployments, according to Zscaler.

They claim that Trustdome’s CIEM platform will help solve this problem. It will provide full governance over who and what has access to data, applications and services in public cloud environments.

“Entitlements and permissions are quickly becoming the biggest security challenge in the public cloud. The Trustdome team has built an innovative platform to solve this challenge while allowing development and DevOps teams to maintain speed and agility,” said Ofer Hendler, CEO of Trustdome.

The transactionwill likely close prior to the completion of Zscaler’s fiscal third quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.