Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) is the first zero trust architecture to be awarded the AWS Security Competency status. The architecture safely connects authorized users and devices to specified, internally managed applications without exposing the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to the Internet.

With ZPA, users are connected to applications via inside-out connections. As a result, applications are invisible to unauthorized users.

“By implementing a zero-trust model in AWS, access is based on a policy that follows the user, but where applications remain invisible to unauthorized users. This streamlines access and improves security,” says Tony Fergusson, IT Infrastructure Architect at MAN Energy Solutions.

This reduces the risk of internet-based attacks. “Malware and botnets simply can’t attack what they can’t see,” says Fergusson. “With increased cloud adoption and mobility, companies need to customize their network and security architectures to deliver secure, anywhere access and protection against increasingly sophisticated attacks.

Organizations can also apply micro-segmentation to their architecture, without having to virtualize a security stack or create a complex firewall policy.

AWS

AWS has established the AWS Competence Program to support seamless integration and implementation of solutions. This program helps customers identify consulting and technology partners in the Amazon Partner Network (APN).

“With ZPA, customers can not only secure access to applications, but also transform their network architecture for strategic security enhancements related to applications that have migrated to cloud services, such as AWS, says Kristof Huet, Regional Director EMEA North at Zscaler. “We are pleased to have achieved AWS Security Competency status because it gives our customers and partners additional confidence in our solution and in our ability to provide secure connectivity to AWS customers.”

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