RESEARCH PAPER: Zscaler – A Holistic Zero Trust Platform

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - January 18, 2022

Often misused in the cybersecurity industry, the term “zero trust” has been applied to products and solutions that do not provide the complete security the term suggests, creating market confusion and threatening to delay the adoption of zero trust in customer environments. While many companies claim to offer zero trust security, few deliver a holistic, end-to-end solution that extends beyond mere access controls.

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Table of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • The Superpowers Of A Proxy-Based Architecture
  • Policy Verification That Mitigates Unauthorized Access
  • Lateral Movement Prevention
  • Deception And Managed Detection And Response
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Sandvik Group
  • TT Electronics
  • Takeda
  • Zscaler
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.