Zscaler launches quadruples NZ capacity with new Auckland facility

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Zscaler launches quadruples NZ capacity with new Auckland facility

Cloud security vendor Zscaler has launched a new co-located data centre in Auckland, to provide its customers in New Zealand with greater accessibility and capacity.

A Zscaler spokesperson told CRN NZ that the new DC is colocated within Data Centre 220 on Queen Street in Auckland.

It is approximately four times the size of Zscaler's first Auckland data centre, the spokesperson said.

In New Zealand, Zscaler has a range of customers, including Tower Insurance and Fletcher Building.

Zscaler also launched a similar facility in Canberra to offer public and private sector enterprises improved resilience, colocated in Sydney's Equinix data centre.

The data centres will support Zscaler core products Zscaler Private Access and Zscaler Internet Access, and also feature compute capabilities, SSL interception and the security services running at the edge.

Zscaler said customers would also be provided with improved capacity, performance and security, as well as the speed, scale and stability of the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange cloud security platform.

“Successful organisations of any size realise that any disruption, regardless of how small a security incident, will have an impact on the business as a whole,” Zscaler regional vice president Steve Singer said.

“At present, we support more than a million users from Australia on our platform and these numbers are set to escalate.

Bringing new data centre facilities to Canberra and Auckland puts our industry-leading Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform closer to our customers,” Singer said.

Singer added there is an ongoing focus “at all levels of the community” on the need to reinforce Australia’s cybersecurity posture from threats like potential national state and supply chain attacks.

“Our new data centre infrastructure will further support any new programs which the new Federal Government and Minister for Cyber Security may launch to further build awareness of the Essential Eight and continue to reinforce the need for ongoing cyber vigilance,” he said.

“At the same time, we also look forward to further supporting New Zealand enterprises to keep information safe and secure and continue to observe CERT NZ guidelines.”

The two sites add to Zscaler’s 150 globally. 

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