Telos Corporation Partners with Zscaler to Streamline Compliance

Telos’ enterprise risk management framework and cloud security leader manage and automate FedRAMP and DoD authorizations

March 17, 2021

Ashburn, Va. – March 17, 2021 Telos Corporation (NASDAQ: TLS), a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced that Zscaler has selected Telos’ enterprise cyber risk management framework, Xacta®, for management and automation of FedRAMP and Department of Defense (DoD) authorizations.

“Every organization is challenged to meet a maze of current and new compliance regulations and standards – particularly in the government community,” said Stephen R. Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance, Zscaler. “We see these challenges magnified as Federal agencies modernize and build out complex multi-cloud environments. Zscaler chose Xacta to streamline these complex requirements, position us to meet upcoming OSCAL requirements, and ultimately – serve our federal and DoD customers as efficiently as possible.”

Utilizing a phased rollout, this integration will start by authorizing Xacta to ingest Zscaler’s current System Security Plan (SSP), followed by support for Z-OS, Zscaler’s unique Linux variant.  The third phase will allow Zscaler to use Xacta to define what FedRAMP control implementation data customers can inherit when using Zscaler Internet AccessTM (ZIATM) – Government and Zscaler Private AccessTM (ZPATM) – Government, the company’s Zero Trust Exchange PlatformTM with FedRAMP High Impact authorizations.

As an early adopter of the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL), Zscaler will use Xacta to transact in machine readable OSCAL for programs like FedRAMP and the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), which will help agencies with their ATO requirements.

“This is just the beginning of the many ways Telos and Zscaler can partner to streamline and automate risk management,” said John B. Wood, CEO and Chairman, Telos. “We look forward to working with the Zscaler team and potentially integrating other capabilities to further simplify IT security compliance for our customers.”

The Xacta suite of enterprise cyber risk management and compliance automation solutions helps organizations meet the complex challenges of managing IT risk with continuous compliance monitoring, security assessment and ongoing authorization. For more information about Xacta, including various use cases, visit:

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