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Zscaler, CrowdStrike Expand Zero Trust Security Partnership

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Zscaler has unveiled security detection capabilities available through its Zero Trust Exchange cloud security platform and the CrowdStrike eXtended detection and response (XDR) platform. The company showcased these capabilities during a breakout session at the Fal.Con 2022 cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 19-21.

Zscaler, CrowdStrike Build Partnership

The security capabilities build on Zscaler's partnership with CrowdStrike, and give the businesses' joint customers closed-loop threat analytics, detection and response workflows across their endpoints, networks and applications, the companies said. They help these customers correlate security data from multiple sources to identify new indicators of compromise (IoCs) and suspicious signals that show cyberattacks may be underway.

In addition, Zscaler has synchronized its policy engine with CrowdStrike Falcon Fusion security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) workflows, the companies noted. This enables Zscaler and CrowdStrike customers to trigger direct response actions from threat detections. It also allows these customers to leverage Fusion workflows to change user group memberships and apply adaptive access control policies to limit or prevent access to information through the Zero Trust Exchange.

Zscaler Launches Posture Control Solution

Zscaler's expanded CrowdStrike partnership comes after the company in June 2022 released a Posture Control solution for DevOps and security teams. The solution lets these teams correlate and prioritize risks in containers and virtual machines (VMs), excessive entitlements and permissions and cloud service misconfigurations, the company stated.

Organizations can use Zscaler's Zero Trust Exchange to guard against cyberattacks and data loss, the company said. Zero Trust Exchange helps organizations develop and maintain a zero trust security architecture.

Zscaler offers the Summit Partner Program, which lets MSSPs and other channel partners integrate Zero Trust Exchange into their offerings. Along with CrowdStrike, Zscaler has partnered with SentinelOne and continues to pursue cybersecurity partnerships.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.