Zscaler™ and Stacuity have announced a partnership to integrate Stacuity’s Global Software-Defined Cellular Network with the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ platform. This collaboration will bring the benefits of Zero Trust security to cellular connected devices, enhancing security for OT and IoT devices, and addressing the unique challenges of digital transformation of connected devices.

Key Points of the Partnership:

Digital Transformation and Zero Trust:

Digital transformation requires a Zero Trust architecture to be effective. Traditional network-centric architectures rely on a trusted environment that, once breached, allows attackers to move laterally and steal data. This model is not only a security risk but also complex and an impediment to transformation.

Zero Trust architecture, on the other hand, controls access through business policies rather than central network configuration, simplifying security and enabling transformation.

Global Software Defined Cellular Network:

Stacuity’s redesign of the conventional consumer-centric mobile core network enables the Zero Trust approach to be extended into cellular networks, removing the need for client-side applications, agents and configuration. For endpoints that cannot support client connectors, such as constrained IoT/OT devices, the Stacuity network provides seamless integration with Zscaler Internet Access™ (ZIA™), Zscaler Private Access™ (ZPA™), and Privileged Remote Access for administrative access to IoT/OT devices.

Zero Trust Exchange Integration:

Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange is a security platform designed to protect users, devices, and applications by enforcing granular, identity-based policies. It minimizes the attack surface, prevents compromise, eliminates lateral movement, and stops data loss. This partnership will extend these capabilities into cellular applications.

Enhanced Security Protection for Mobile and IoT Devices:

As businesses become more connected, securing IoT and OT devices has become critical. Most of these devices were not designed with security in mind, making traditional firewall-centric architectures ineffective against modern cyber threats. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is built on the principle of least privilege control at scale, ensuring a safe and productive environment

Benefits for Enterprises:

Enterprises will be able to apply Zero Trust principles to their mobile connected  IoT infrastructure, providing a unified security posture across different network types and simplifying management. This partnership addresses the growing need for robust security measures, particularly in sectors with high security demands like healthcare, finance, and industrial IoT.

Technical Synergy:

Stacuity’s global mobile network and expertise in programmable cellular connectivity combined with Zscaler’s leading Zero Trust architecture will enable innovative solutions for complex security challenges. This synergy is expected to drive advancements in secure connectivity for critical applications, enhancing the overall security landscape.

Benefits:

  • Unified Security Strategy: Organizations can adopt a more unified and comprehensive security strategy that spans both traditional IT environments and the expanding realm of cellular-connected devices.
  • Scalability: As the number of IoT devices grows, the need for scalable security solutions becomes paramount. The integration of Zscaler’s solutions with Stacuity’s platform is designed to meet these scalability requirements.
  • Improved Compliance: Enterprises in regulated industries can benefit from enhanced compliance capabilities, ensuring that their mobile and IoT devices adhere to stringent security standards.

The collaboration between Zscaler and Stacuity marks a significant step forward in extending Zero Trust security principles to the cellular domain, addressing the growing need for robust security measures in an increasingly connected world.

About Stacuity

To learn more about Stacuity’s unique software defined mobile core network and how it can address many of the challenges discussed reach out to Sales@stacuity.com

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Stacuity enables cloud-style agility to cellular networks to meet the security, performance, flexibility and scalability needs of demanding IoT and OT applications. The Stacuity global network, in conjunction with partner MNOs (Mobile Network Operators), puts unprecedented control in the hands of enterprise customers – enabling them to tailor the behaviour of the cellular network to meet the varying needs of each application.

Published On: July 11th, 2024 / Categories: News / 3.1 min read /

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