AccesKenya offers Zscaler cloud-based web security

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AccesKenya offers Zscaler cloud-based web security

Kenyan ISP AccessKenya now offers Zscaler’ s cloud-based web security solution.

Zscaler is also available in Africa through ISPs in South Africa and Nigeria, but the latest partnership is the first in East Africa.

According to AccesKenya, Zscaler offers a more powerful solution to web filtering to enable flexible Internet access without exposing the business to risk. It provides flexible web categories, organised in a hierarchy that is easy to control.

They include:

  • Security — embedded viruses, spyware and other malware
  • Legal Liability — adult content, gambling, copyright infringement, hacking
  • Productivity Loss — games, shopping, job sites, online auctions by employees
  • Bandwidth Loss — unnecessary use of audio and video streaming sites
  • Miscellaneous – other categories a company can add.

With Zscaler, an enterprise IT department can block off sites that are insecure, reduce staff productivity, have legal liability or use too much bandwidth.

AccessKenya notes that Zscaler allows companies to manage employees’ use of the internet by blocking access to certain sites or scheduling times during which they can access certain online content.

Zscaler also delivers a data loss prevention function that monitors information leaving the company’ s network for certain key words. Data being sent from the network with the c hosen key words will trigger an alarm to the company’ s IT manager, who can then authorise the transmission.

“ Today, most companies are protecting their servers from threats originating from the internet. As security risks continue to evolve, so must our defences against them. The cloud solution will help reduce both security and compliance risks, enforce business policies, and protect information, all while lowering the burdens involved with maintaining security system and helping reduce total cost of ownership,”   said Jonathan Somen, Group Managing Director AccessKenya Group.

As a cloud-based solution, there is no upfront capital expenditure and no deployment cost, says Somen.

As the official partner in Kenya, AccessKenya Group has crafted the Web Advanced Suite package to protect the entire information perimeter, wherever users are. This package will provide Cloud, URL filtering, Advanced Threats Protection, Inline Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam, Web 2.0 and Secure Socket Layer and include a value added protection of Data Loss Protection – DLP for corporate information security.



sknair - July 13, 2011, 9:35 a.m.

Would like to know more about your cloud based websecurity? 1. Is it a packaged software? 2. Were it is manufactured? 3. Want trial version for the same pls feed back so that we can discuss more on the same. regards, SK Nair

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