PRESS RELEASE

04 February 2021

VIRGIN MEDIA BUSINESS ENHANCES SASE AND CLOUD SECURITY SERVICES WITH THE ADDITION OF THE ZSCALER ZERO TRUST EXCHANGE

  • Virgin Media Business to bolster Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) security offering with the help of Zscaler’s globally leading Cloud Security Services 

Virgin Media Business, one of the UK’s largest business network and communications solutions providers, has further enhanced its cloud security offering with the addition of the Zscaler service portfolio, driven by the global Zero Trust Exchange Platform.

Zscaler’s cloud-native platform provides a highly integrated cloud security service that sits between an organisations’ users and corporate applications and networks. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange facilitates a secure connection between users, applications and devices over any network, in any location, helping accelerate cloud adoption and hybrid working strategies and boost productivity while reducing risk and costs.

Working with Zscaler allows Virgin Media Business to enhance its SD-WAN, Hybrid Cloud and Cloud security solution suite by offering globally leading service that encompasses the SASE framework. The unique cloud-native technology offers a comprehensive range of security services, like Secure Web Gateway, Cloud Firewall, Cloud Sandbox, CASB, Cloud DLP and secure remote access functionality without the challenges that on-premises equipment often present, making it perfectly suited to organisations looking to protect their data with a dispersed or remote workforce. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many organisations to shift people and operations outside of their core networks, with fewer employees working from HQ or branch sites. With traffic entering corporate networks from remote locations, this has created additional security challenges for organisations to manage.

With Zscaler Private Access, traffic is directed to the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange using Zero Trust Network Access to limit application access to authorised personnel only.  

This means that regardless of a user’s location, organisations can securely access any cloud, private or public service on the back of cloud-based security policies and with corporate acceptable user policies in place, to greatly improve flexibility, scalability and security when compared to traditional VPN network access. 

Working across WAN, IPVPN, SD-WAN, mobile and even public internet connections, the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange can help accelerate moves to the cloud. Organisations can benefit from flexible, scalable services while also reducing capital expenditure and simplifying corporate security policies and on-premises equipment.

Andrew Halliwell, Product Director at Virgin Media Business, said: “By introducing Zscaler’s highly integrated Zero Trust Exchange to our portfolio, we’re accelerating our customers’ journey to the cloud and locking it down with best of breed security. This new cloud service adds to our existing network security services portfolio and will help protect and simplify our customers’ operations while providing real cost savings that set them up to rebound, no matter how their corporate network needs to flex in future.”

Sean Sullivan, Director EMEA channels at Zscaler added: “We are looking forward to the partnership with Virgin Media Business to accelerate their customers’ secure journey to the cloud. By bringing network, application and security requirements all together in one SASE framework, our Zero Trust Exchange Platform enables them a smooth transformation journey from on-premise security to the cloud. With more and more apps being consumed in the cloud and increasing workforce mobility, the market is coming to Zscaler and Virgin Media Business is well positioned to answer the customer demand for user-friendly and next-generation security.”

Virgin Media Business and Zscaler will work together to configure Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access with enhanced management support set to follow later in the year.

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Notes to Editors

About Virgin Media Business

Virgin Media Business provides UK business internet, data, mobile, leased line, telephone, networking and telecommunications services to UK businesses. We also partner with the public sector: with national and local government, hospitals, schools, emergency services and other public organisations to improve connectivity in communities, support learning and save lives across the UK.

About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SASE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.

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Contact

Luke Stallard
Virgin Media
press@virginmedia.co.uk