Cradlepoint and Zscaler Strengthen Retail and Branch Office Security with Hybrid Cloud and On-Premise Solution

Joint solution helps retailers protect their employees, customers and IoT devices from malicious cyber attacks, threats and malware.

Boise, ID and New York, NY, January 12, 2015 – Today at the 2015 National Retail Federation Conference and Expo (NRF), Cradlepoint, the global leader in 4G LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises, announced the immediate availability of Zscaler Internet Security, offering retailers and other distributed enterprises an easy to use, easy to deploy security solution for the store or branch office. Developed in conjunction with Zscaler, the Internet security company, the new solution integrates the power of Cradlepoint’s 4G LTE cloud-managed routers with Zscaler’s market-leading cloud-based security platform, providing retailers with a best-of-breed hybrid security solution that truly scales and protects the branch. Cradlepoint will demonstrate the joint solution in booth #3581 at NRF, January 11-13, 2015.

Cradlepoint is the first company to offer the joint solution, which is immediately available to Cradlepoint’s growing retail, branch office and transportation market customer base.

“Plains Cotton is committed to defending our corporate network’s edge,” said Radene Fuller, Information Systems Manager at Plains Cotton. “Cradlepoint and Zscaler have created a secure and scalable solution that allows us to capitalize on the speed afforded by Cradlepoint’s 4G LTE routers and robust security from the Zscaler platform. Our branch offices will operate more securely without compromising network performance as we are able to leverage the power of the cloud to protect our locations from cyber threats, attacks and malware.”

The need to protect customer data, prevent breaches and address PCI compliance at the branch is driving distributed enterprises to adopt Unified Threat Management security solutions. The branch office, operating at the network’s edge, typically has the largest attack surfaces with the weakest defenses. This vulnerability has become a doorway into the corporate network. To operate efficiently and securely, the branch office must be PCI compliant, manage and support the proliferation of mobile devices, support the growth of WiFi networks and secure multiple network access points with little to no IT onsite. In fact, the world’s largest analyst firm anticipates that by 2016, 30% of advanced targeted threats will specifically target branch offices.

“For retailers or any distributed enterprise, securing the store or branch office has long been a weak point. With hundreds or thousands of locations around the world and limited IT resources, it’s impractical, expensive and unmanageable for these companies to use hardware-based security appliances to secure remote stores and branches. With Zscaler’s cloud-based Internet security platform, Cradlepoint customers have a robust, easy to deploy and easy to use security solution for protecting all of their distributed locations,” said Punit Minocha, vice president of business development for Zscaler.

Immediately accessible through Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager, the joint solution appeals to those corporations with hundreds to thousands of branch office locations and provides Web security, content filtering, greater bandwidth control and improved data protection. The deployment of the solution allows branch offices to scale more quickly, be intelligent in their response to threats and provide maximum protection for their customers, employees and brand.

“Security at the network's edge is changing at a rapid pace,” said Kent Woodruff, chief security officer at Cradlepoint. “It is no longer affordable or practical to exclusively build and manage security at the edge within a distributed environment. Organizations of all sizes are looking to add layers of security to their network, while leveraging the cloud to gain economics of scalability, efficiency and costs. Zscaler’s cloud-based solution coupled with Cradlepoint’s 4G LTE routers allows organizations to manage and monitor their security platform and intelligence from a centralized cloud-based environment that increases productivity and improves business operations.”

About Zscaler Zscaler ensures that more than 12 million users at more than 5,000 enterprise, military and government organizations worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler’s award-winning Security as a Service platform delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, every device and from any location. Zscaler effectively moves security into the Internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade Internet security, advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, Web filtering, data loss prevention, cloud application visibility, guest WiFi protection, SSL decryption, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence – all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at: www.zscaler.com.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions, providing business grade and secure connectivity to retail enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, M2M/IoT routing, advanced edge routing and primary connections, Cradlepoint's award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint was the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @Cradlepoint.