DOD grants level 5 impact clearance to the Zscaler private access platform; Drew Schnabel quoted

A network access service developed by Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS) has received provisional authorization to operate at impact level 5 from the Ministry of Defense, as confirmed by a publication of the DOD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide.

The company said Thursday that the IL5 authorization allows the zero-trust Zscaler Private Access platform to handle unclassified, controlled information from government agencies and contractors and unclassified national security systems.

ZPA is designed to help organizations adopt cloud technology and reduce cyber risk by providing a connection between trusted users and trusted cloud applications.

Drew Schnabel, Federal Vice President of Zscaler, welcomes the opportunity for the company to further support its defense clients and their missions.

“This achievement demonstrates our commitment to securing service members and contractors to the highest levels of data classification with zero trust security. This is a critical step in our journey to protect data and defend against our adversaries, ”he said.

According to Zscaler, the clearance reflects the company’s commitment to helping DOD components implement the Defense Information Systems Agency’s new zero-trust cybersecurity benchmark architecture, and to help federal agencies comply with other directives and decrees focusing on cybersecurity.

ZPA also obtained the high authority to operate under the federal risk management program and clearances from its Joint Licensing Board in May.

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