February 20, 2018
Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) today announced the launch of Sprint Secure Web, an "as-a-service" cloud-based security platform to provide businesses secure access to the internet and cloud-based applications. The service is powered by Zscaler, a widely recognized industry leader in cloud security solutions.
Technology and the need for mobility are driving businesses to rely more and more on the internet and cloud-based applications for company operations. However, accessing the internet and company applications can be a security challenge, especially if users bypass premise security systems in the process.
Sprint Secure Web addresses this challenge and delivers superior security for an organization via the world’s largest security cloud. The service provides users policy-based internet access and offers real-time, inline protection from malware and other, more advanced threats.
Locating the security stack in the cloud brings the internet gateway closer to the user for a faster experience and enables organizations to realize the many benefits of cloud and mobility. Because it is a cloud-based solution, Sprint Secure Web will always have the latest security threat protection software.
"Sprint Secure Web delivers a solution that allows businesses to address real vulnerabilities and security challenges – so much of their network and operations tie directly to the internet," said Mishka Dehghan, vice president of product development for Sprint. "This solution offers superior protection for their locations and employees with all the benefits of the cloud for speed, flexibility and service. "
Benefits of Sprint Secure Web include:
Streamlined security – Immediately inspects traffic as it moves in and out of the internet. When a threat is detected, it responds quickly to address potential threats everywhere in the cloud.
Cost-effectiveness – Eliminates the need to purchase and place hardware at every company location. In addition, "as a service" pricing means that businesses can avoid the direct costs to purchase maintain and upgrade their own security hardware.
Exceptional user experience – Provides faster data speeds than site-based stacks by eliminating the need to backhaul the traffic. By putting the user policies in the cloud, users get the same security and policies regardless of their location or what device they are using.
Administrative flexibility and control – Allows administrators to manage policies for all users from one console while offering the ability to view reporting and analytics in near real-time.
"Zscaler provides secure, direct internet access for today’s mobile and cloud first world," said Al Caravelli, vice president of worldwide global alliances and channels at Zscaler. "Sprint Secure Web combines Zscaler’s industry-leading platform with Sprint’s managed network services expertise and commitment to exceptional care to offer business customers the best experience in cloud-based security."
Sprint Secure Web is part of Sprint Secure, a comprehensive suite of industry leading security solutions for business networks and mobility. It complements the Sprint SD-WAN offering that was announced in 2017. Sprint’s SD-WAN solution improves the overall experience and simplifies network management. Its centralized management and software-defined policies select the best path to route traffic to the internet, cloud applications, and the data center.
Additionally, Sprint announced the launch of Sprint Secure Private Access. Another Zscaler cloud-based platform, it provides users full, secure access to internal company applications without the dangers of giving access to the entire network. Sprint Secure Private Access offers the same benefits of cloud-based simplicity and flexibility and is ideal for providing access to company applications to contractors, partners and temporary employees.
Sprint will offer both Sprint Secure Web and Sprint Secure Private Access in a subscription model to deliver security cost-effectively so businesses can purchase the services they need now and easily add more as needs change.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.6 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2017, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a massive, global cloud security platform that protects thousands of enterprises and government agencies from cyberattacks and data loss. Zscaler™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Zscaler Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.