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Zscaler joins CrowdStrike's CrowdXDR alliance

Zscaler has announced expanded integrations with CrowdStrike today, with the aim to address ongoing threats from ransomware and identity theft in the enterprise.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Thu, 14 Oct 2021
Zscaler joins CrowdStrike's CrowdXDR alliance
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The first of the integrations aims to enable Zscaler's ZIA™ to leverage CrowdStrike's Falcon ZTA (Zero Trust Assessment) device scores for access policy configuration. Together with Zscaler's, Zscaler ZPA™, joint Zscaler and CrowdStrike, customers will be able to extend zero trust protection to both internal and external applications.

Humio, a CrowdStrike company, will be equipped with the capability to ingest Zscaler logs following the integrations, providing customers with the visibility to correlate with EDR telemetry to identify threats and swiftly take action to mitigate sophisticated attacks.

According to Steve House, senior vice-president of product management at Zscaler, the growing popularity of remote workforces has created a fertile environment for identity theft and double-extortion ransomware attacks with cyber criminals constantly looking for new ways to breach personal and corporate networks.

“We’re proud to say that collaborating with CrowdStrike has allowed us to integrate our ZPA and ZIA solutions with the CrowdStrike ZTA score, which can be used to deliver new zero trust security features that have greater impact in the work-from-anywhere era.”

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"With traditional login and passwords becoming insufficient for application security, more factors such as device posture are becoming essential aspects of defining and protecting the identity of individual users."

"The new Zscaler integrations allow ZIA customers to use CrowdStrike’s ZTA score as an access control feature to help create a defense-in-depth approach to cross-platform workflows and remotely accessible applications," House said.

Zscaler will also participate in the CrowdXDR Alliance to enhance end-to-end visibility and control across domains, with in-depth data analytics and AI-assisted investigation and remediation capabilities.

In addition to the new integrations, Zscaler is set to join the CrowdStrike CrowdXDR Alliance to help connect siloed security systems that may lack interoperability features needed to protect their hybrid environments against lateral threats.

By sharing relevant telemetry across Zscaler and CrowdStrike, customers will be able to further bolster their defenses with advanced detection and response capabilities, maximizing their investment return.

"The increase in global ransomware attacks has shown that CrowdStrike’s detection, protection and remediation capabilities are required across multiple domains and tools to keep our customers safe and effectively stop breaches anywhere," Amol Kulkarni, chief product and engineering officer at CrowdStrike added.

“Our expanding integrations with Zscaler continue our commitment to deliver frictionless zero trust to customers from the endpoint to the application."

"Additionally, we’re excited to welcome Zscaler to the CrowdStrike CrowdXDR ecosystem and are looking forward to working closely together to provide stronger end-to-end visibility for our customers,” Kulkarni said.

[Related: Tough new laws to protect Australians against ransomware]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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