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Pulse Secure delivers new cloudbased , Zero Trust service for multicloud and hybrid IT secure access

New Pulse Zero Trust Access ( PZTA ) service enhances productivity , simplifies management and mitigates cyber-risks as enterprises embrace increased workforce mobility and utility computing .

Pulse Secure , a leading provider of

software-defined secure access solutions , has announced the launch of Pulse Zero Trust Access ( PZTA ), a cloudbased , multi-tenant secure access service that enables organizations to provide users easy , anywhere access to multi-cloud and data center applications with Zero Trust assurance .
PZTA simplifies access management with single-pane-of-glass visibility , end-to-end analytics , granular policies , automated provisioning , and advanced threat mitigation that empowers organizations to further optimize their increasingly mobile workforce and hybrid IT resources .
As enterprises advance workforce mobility and business digitization , users require access to on-premises and cloud applications from any device , from any location , and at any time . Meanwhile , cyberattacks , data breaches and compliance obligations have grown significantly , making trust and adaptive control critical .
“ IT leaders are driving business transformation in the hybrid digital era while also defending assets during the ‘ age of hyper-converged access ’ – for any user , from any device , anywhere to any application , at any time .
“ Pulse Zero Trust Access is designed for the elastic digital workplace , providing a unified , cloud-based service that enables greater accessibility , efficiency and risk reduction ,” said Rohini Kasturi , Chief Product Officer at Pulse Secure .
“ From inception , Pulse Secure has focused on providing secure access solutions that enhance productivity , visibility and compliance as companies migrate to the cloud and take advantage of utility computing . PZTA exemplifies our on-going commitment to innovate while maximizing deployment flexibility , scale , interoperability and investment protection for companies of all sizes .”
PZTA is based on Pulse Secure ’ s new cloudnative , microservices-based , multi-tenant platform deployed globally in Microsoft Azure Cloud . The PZTA service consists of the Pulse ZTA Controller , which is hosted and managed by Pulse Secure , the virtual Pulse ZTA Gateway that customers deploy on-premises or in the cloud , and the unified Pulse ZTA Client which runs natively on each user ’ s Microsoft Windows , Apple macOS and iOS , and Google Android device . According to a 2020 Zero Trust Progress Report , more than half of cybersecurity decision makers ( 53 %) plan to adopt Zero Trust access capabilities with a hybrid IT deployment . PZTA service is available today at an annual subscription . •
PZTA offers users streamlined application access while allowing organizations to govern every request by automatically verifying identity , device and security posture before granting a direct , encrypted connection between that user ' s device and applications residing in public clouds , private clouds or data centers .
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