Organizations worldwide will benefit from a cost-reducing combination of WAN performance optimization and Internet Security-as-a-Service
PARIS, France and HERNDON, Virginia – July 8th, 2014 – InfoVista, the global leader of network performance orchestration software solutions, and Zscaler, the Internet security company, today announced a new partnership that will enable companies to enjoy unprecedented application performance over hybrid networks (MPLS, Intranet and Internet) and uncompromising security along with significant network cost savings. Under this new partnership, InfoVista plans to integrate Ipanema, its market-leading Application Performance Guarantee solution with Zscaler’s Security as a Service platform.
The new partnership will enable enterprises to benefit from secure, automatic, optimized hybrid networking, which combines Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure for wide area network traffic with local, secure and direct employee access to the Internet – eliminating the need for expensive traffic backhauling.
Through this partnership, organizations rolling out hybrid networks to take advantage of consumer, public and private cloud computing will no longer need to deploy expensive security appliances to protect their employees. They will also be able to dynamically select the best path in order to guarantee business applications performance. The partnership is also expected to greatly reduce wide area networking costs for joint customers, as Internet-bound traffic no longer has to be backhauled from regional or branch offices to corporate headquarters.
The combined approach of dynamic Application Performance Guarantee over hybrid networking from InfoVista and Zscaler’s Security as a Service platform allows enterprises to:
- Deploy unified, dynamic and inline security that can inspect all employee traffic to and from the Internet
- Provide Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection that blocks the most dangerous threats before they reach company networks
- Guarantee key business application performance over hybrid networking by dynamically selecting the best network path using real-time traffic conditions, availability and application characteristics.
- Use Internet backup links to offload non-critical applications
- Deliver complete visibility on application usage and performance over the hybrid network.
“We’re excited to partner with Zscaler to align our offerings and deliver comprehensive services, supporting companies deploying hybrid networks,” said Matthieu Silbermann, Product Management Director, Ipanema solutions, at InfoVista. “Zscaler is the leader in cloud-based security and we are the leader in providing application performance guarantees over the network, so it makes perfect sense to partner.”
“To make Cloud-enabled networking a reality, companies need a system that protects business application performance against recreational use over hybrid networks, automatically routes traffic either to the WAN or to the Internet and a cloud security platform that enables employees to connect directly to the Internet in a safe and controlled way,” explains Craig Stewart, VP Zscaler EMEA. “InfoVista delivers the former and Zscaler the latter – enabling end-users to enjoy a dramatically better and safer Internet and Intranet experience – coupled with the elimination of expensive security hardware and significant MPLS cost savings.”
Zscaler ensures that more than 12 million employees at more than 5,000 enterprise and government organizations worldwide are protected against cyber-attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler’s award-winning Security-as-a-Service platform delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location. Zscaler effectively moves security into the Internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade Internet security, advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL decryption, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence – all without the need for on premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit www.zscaler.com.
InfoVista is the leading provider of network performance orchestration solutions that enable efficient network and IT transformations in today's fast-paced digital world. Our award-winning solutions empower communications service providers and large enterprises to ensure a high-quality user experience by guaranteeing business-critical application performance and achieving optimal network performance. InfoVista’s expertise and innovations provide more than 1,500 global customers with a new level of actionable application and network intelligence, visibility and control across all services, all technologies, and all domains of both the fixed and mobile networks. Using our solutions, they deliver high-performing and differentiated services, plan and optimize networks to match application and service demands, and streamline network operations while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible. For more information, please visit www.infovista.com.