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Global Automotive Components Manufacturer

With an increasingly mobile global workforce, ensuring security and applying uniform policy across all users and devices was a critical need. Historically, the company was using two on-premise solutions (Websense and a Squid Linux service) both of which were nearing the end of their contract periods. The company wanted to establish and enforce a global policy for internet access, provide secure access to the internet for all employees and ensure uniform coverage for the growing number of remote users, and mobile devices

  • Zscaler
    Zscaler is revolutionizing internet security with the industry’s first Security as a Service platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500. Zscaler ensures that more than 13 million users worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.
  • Automotive
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
  • A global, multi-billion dollar automotive supplier headquartered in Michigan, USA, manufactures and markets high-performance systems and components for the automotive industry. The company employs about 20,000 people in over 70 locations spread across 18 countries.
  • After looking at the management overhead, functionality and support capabilities of the three alternatives they decided that a cloud-based solution was the best option. Zscaler's solution provide uniform coverage across the on-premise and remote users, with advanced threat protection, Web 2.0 controls and reporting functionality.

    Software Components
    - Cloud based web proxy solution
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • Impact #1
    [Cost Reduction - IT]
    Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in IT infrastructure costs.
    Impact #2
    [Data Management - Data Security]
    Centralized security and access policies are enabled for all of client's locations worldwide, covering both on-premise and remote users.
    Impact #3
    [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
    Better user acceptance with less operative training is required.
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