Zscaler Inc., an industry leader in cloud security and a company with assertive growth backed by Sorenson Capital, has announced its intent to acquire Airgap Networks. This strategic move is set to enhance Zscaler’s Zero Trust Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offerings and provide robust security through comprehensive Zero Trust Segmentation. The acquisition will enable Zscaler to deliver granular visibility and segmentation for east-west traffic, particularly in Local Area Networks (LANs) and Operational Technology (OT) environments, areas increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. The integration will retire the need for traditional Network Access Control (NAC) and firewall-based segmentation, replacing them with dynamic, policy-based solutions that leverage identity and context for better security outcomes. Airgap’s technology is expected to serve as an effective deterrent to ransomware, utilizing its ransomware kill switch to contain attacks on IoT and OT systems while maintaining operational integrity. Automatic device discovery and classification will further enable network administrators to manage security effectively, highlighting Zscaler’s positioning at the forefront of Zero Trust Security.

Cybersecurity, Operational Technology Security,Global

Zscaler Announces Intent to Acquire Airgap Networks to Extend Zero Trust SASE Leadership and Eliminate the Need for Firewall-based Segmentation