Granite Telecommunications Press Release

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Granite Expands Granite Guardian Portfolio with Zero-Trust Cloud Security Services

Service Provider Partners with Zscaler to Deliver SASE-based Secure Access for Work Anywhere

 

QUINCY, Mass. July 7, 2021Granite Telecommunications, a $1.65 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced the expansion of its Granite Guardian portfolio of managed network and security services to include Zero-Trust Cloud Security Services powered by Zscaler Inc.

 

Granite’s new service is made possible through a strategic partnership with cloud security leader Zscaler, which operates the Zero Trust Exchange, a cloud-native platform that leverages Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to securely connect users, apps, and devices over any network, in any location. Under the partnership, Granite will deliver Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) standalone or in combination with Granite’s managed network services.

 

Zscaler’s market-leading technology adds to the Granite Guardian portfolio, so we can offer our business and government customers a cloud-based firewall as a service to enable secure work from anywhere,” said Granite CIO Chris Chapin. “Plus, Zscaler applies business policies to increase user productivity, reduce business risk, slash costs and simplify IT for our customers.”

 

Granite Guardian’s Zero-Trust Cloud Security Services powered by Zscaler are ideal for businesses that have remote employees, multiple locations, use Microsoft 365 or other cloud apps. It’s also compelling for organizations migrating applications to the cloud, planning a merger or acquisition, or finding security to be unmanageable. In addition, Zscaler ZIA and ZPA are FedRAMP certified, so they are a good fit for government agencies.

 

 

About Granite Guardian Zero-Trust Cloud Services Powered by Zscaler

ZIA, a secure Internet and Web Gateway delivered as a service, includes:

·         Cloud Firewall/Intrusion Protection Service (IPS)

·         Sandboxing

·         URL Filtering

·         Data Loss Protection (DLP)

·         Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

·         Browser Isolation

·         Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)

 

ZPA, a distributed cloud service that provides fast and secure access to private applications running on-premises or in the public cloud, includes:

·         Multifactor Authentication

·         Granular Application Access Control

·         Application Micro-segmentation

·         Application and Server Discovery

·         Cloud Availability and Automatic Failover

·         Device Posture Check

·         Application Health Reporting

·         Role-based Administration

·         Unified Policy and Reporting

 

Granite Guardian Zero-Trust Cloud Security Services powered by Zscaler are available from Granite and Granite sales partners. Services are tailored for each customer environment. To learn more or request a quote, contact Granite at www.granitenet.com/ContactUs.   

 

About Granite Guardian

Granite Guardian is a comprehensive managed network solution that protects business connections from WAN to LAN using “as-a-service” delivery. Services include Access Remediation, LAN, Security and WAN Optimization.

 

About Granite
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.65 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses simplify sourcing and management of local and long-distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,300 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com

 

Media Contact:
Lauren Grenier
Marketing Director

Granite
781.884.5290
lgrenier@granitenet.com