BT strengthens managed security services with Zscaler deal

Zscaler and BT have announced an expanded partnership that enables BT to provide a full suite of managed security services under the Zscaler AI-driven Zero Trust Exchange cloud security platform.

BT can now offer its customers a range of new solutions that will reduce the complexity of IT infrastructures while shrinking their cyber-attack surface, enabling businesses to become more agile, efficient, resilient and secure.

Tris Morgan, BT’s managing director, security, said, “With digital innovations constantly changing how businesses operate, the threat landscape continues to expand. We are delighted to extend our business relationship and enrich our managed service offering with Zscaler, allowing us to offer new zero trust cybersecurity solutions for customers and making sure we’ve got their back as they go through their digital transformation.”

As part of this partnership, Zscaler will also supply BT Group with security solutions to protect its own operations. This will further enhance BT’s first-hand experience as they support customers looking to adopt and implement Zscaler solutions.

"Zscaler is honoured to double down on the relationship with BT as a security service provider. Our partnership is evidence of the BT team's trust in the power of Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange cloud security platform," said Mike Rich, CRO and president of global sales, Zscaler. "Zero Trust security will not only modernise the security infrastructure to better stop large-scale attacks and diminish the attack surface but also reduce the administrative burden to accelerate BT customers' infrastructure and security transformation initiatives. Zscaler is committed to supporting BT with our ever-advancing cloud security solutions to encourage the next wave of innovation driven by AI."

Zscaler managed services by BT support connectivity, network, and security reorganisation initiatives for digital enterprises. It allows greater business agility, reduced infrastructure complexity, and protects customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices and applications.

Solutions include Zscaler for Users, a secure web gateway which provides cloud-native, AI-powered cyber threat protection and zero trust access to the internet and SaaS apps.

The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform analyses more than 400 billion daily transactions, extracting more than 500 trillion signals. It provides visibility, access control, and data security to enterprise data at scale and uses AI-powered insights to optimise digital experience, reduce risk and enable better business decisions.


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