Telefonica Tech partners with Zscaler for new security edge offering

Alberto Sempere of Telefonica Tech

Madrid, Spain. 9 March 2022 – Telefonica Tech, Telefonica’s digital business unit, and Zscaler, provider of cloud security, join forces to empower Telefonica Tech’s Security Edge service. Security Edge is Telefonica Tech’s service that consolidates SASE security functions –SSE, Security Service Edge, offered from the cloud with security management provided from its global SOCs.

The service offers enterprises a modern security model to meet the new security challenges of digital businesses that arise as a result of new hybrid architectures and employees accessing corporate applications in multi-cloud environments and the datacentre working from remote locations.

The solution incorporated into Telefonica Tech’s offer implements comprehensive security for the digital enterprise built on a Zero Trust model linked to the corporate user identity with continuous risk assessment to ensure the best protection of corporate resources. All this contributes to improving the control and overall security posture of the enterprise in a digital and hybrid context.

The managed security offering Security Edge is powered by the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange, a cloud-based security platform that is distributed across 150 datacentres worldwide. The Zero Trust Exchange analyses more than 200 billion daily transactions, extracting over 300 trillion signals which provides unmatched visibility, access control and data security to enterprise data at scale. Telefonica Tech customers benefit from gaining improved control of all data streams in a single consolidated view.

Telefonica Tech’s Security Edge service help customers accelerate cloud adoption and hybrid working strategies and boosting productivity by offering a secure, scalable and flexible approach to today’s modern security challenges for users, applications and devices over any network or in any location. Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) secures Internet based traffic with a comprehensive range of security services.

Alberto Sempere, director of cybersecurity products & technology at Telefonica Tech, says, “Incorporating Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange platform in our new Security Edge service permits Telefonica Tech to reinforce its leading position as MSSP bringing tangible value for our customers in their digital journey. Our managed security service combines our recognised in-house security expertise and Zscaler’s leading technology”.

“We are excited to be the partner of choice for Telefonica Tech to launch their Security Edge offering as a managed service powered by the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange”, comments Jim Ortbals, senior director global distribution & service provider sales at Zscaler. “Our business has grown together over the last few years as security on the foundation of Zero Trust is now perceived as the enabler of digital change at C-level audiences”.

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