The age of the digital transformation is upon us—disrupting business models, introducing strong economic advantages, and turning IT into a strong enabler of modern businesses. The primary challenge that IT faces is the necessity of creating a more efficient way of conducting business to boost productivity and stay agile. To overcome that challenge, IT departments are turning to cloud services and software as a service (SaaS) adoption. A new white paper from Zscaler — The Key to Successful IT Transformation — introduces a powerful solution for providing an efficient and secure experience between users and cloud/SaaS.
The white paper outlines the case for secure digital transformation as the pathway toward both immediate and long-term cost savings. With these goals in mind, transformation options should include the ability to leverage local internet connectivity at branch offices. One option organizations might consider first is adding local internet breakouts (LIBs) with on-premises appliances—but this solution can be complex and expensive. A better way is to leverage LIBs while removing the cost, complexity, and risk of deploying local security at each branch. Such a solution is only possible with cloud-delivered security and with a true cloud solution—not a hybrid combination of cloud, endpoint, and on-premises hardware.
Zscaler is a true cloud security platform—its services are fully integrated and delivered completely in the cloud. Network transformation with Zscaler mitigates the need to scale security appliance footprints and often eliminates appliances altogether. When you do LIBs, you’re diverting traffic away from large centralized internet gateways and to the Zscaler Security cloud, where scale is no problem. There’s no need to plan for upgrades to security appliances.
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