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Globe joins US-based Zscaler’s partner program to strengthen businesses’ cybersecurity

Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom Inc. has joined California-based cloud information security firm Zscaler’s program to boost local businesses’ cybersecurity amid increase in digital transactions and remote work during the COVID-19 health crisis.

In a statement on Tuesday, Globe said its enterprise solutions arm Globe Business joined Zscaler Summit Partner Program to help companies drive their digital transformation, as business activities take a dramatic shift online.

“The introduction of remote work, constant use of collaboration tools, digitization of personal records, mainstreaming of digital payments, and the daily exchange of company and customer data over the internet are only some of the factors that should make cybersecurity a priority for organizations across the Philippines,” Globe said.

“In this day and age, cybersecurity has become a necessity more than a competitive advantage,” it noted.

Zscaler cloud platform is the largest cloud security platform in the world, processing more than 100 billion transactions and detecting about 100 million threats per day from users across 185 countries.

Zscaler serves nearly 4,000 customers across all major industries, including over 400 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies.

“With the volatility of business environments, the complexity of applications and programs, and the urgency to shift to the cloud, every organization’s IT security should evolve accordingly,” Peter Maquera, senior vice president for Globe Business, said.

“This is why our partnership with Zscaler is very timely in helping businesses transform their cybersecurity approach, so they can focus on educating and empowering employees with secure, remote access to applications through the world’s largest security cloud,” Maquera said.

Andrew Mann, Zscaler director of Alliances and Channel for Asia Pacific and Japan, also shared his thoughts on the partnership.

“The days of all employees working in an office and connecting to a corporate network are gone. Modern business must help employees be effective no matter where they work, and this demands a cloud-first approach to security. Zscaler was built in the cloud and for the cloud in order to securely connect authorized users to the right applications,” Mann said.

“Together with Globe, our global resources and our round-the-clock detection capabilities—which contribute to approximately 120,000 unique security updates a day, can ensure that businesses are protected from security threats,” he said.

Through the partnership, Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) are now part of Globe Business’ growing cybersecurity solutions portfolio.

Zscaler Internet Access is a cloud security service that transforms networks by delivering cloud-based internet and web security that scales to all users, regardless of location.

Meanwhile, Zscaler Private Access delivers on “zero trust network access” by securing access to private applications without those applications or users ever connecting to the network.

Globe Business encouraged companies to integrate their cybersecurity strategies along with their business continuity plans.

The path towards a cyber-secure nation is within reach with Globe’s reliable and resilient network backed by the world’s leading cybersecurity experts, it said.—AOL, GMA News