Zscaler offers a secure private internet that interconnects a company’s users, data centers, cloud infrastructure, SaaS, and other third-party services through a SASE mode. The Secure Access Service Edge model, pronounced “sassy,” provides a cloud service that combines software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) with access control and security.
While this approach may sound similar to a VPN, Zscaler’s ease of management and scale separates it from the competition. End users get virtual clients on their mobile devices that create secure tunnels to the nearest Zscaler data center. For data centers, enterprises install a virtual machine that does the same thing on a larger scale. Zscaler can also monitor internal data center communications even if traffic never leaves the premises. If you’re looking for a solution to consolidate your network security in one place with a foundation in the Zero Trust model, Zscaler is an excellent option.
Zero Trust Exchange platform
The Zero Trust Exchange platform is where customers can buy Zcaler products individually or bundled. The top two solutions are ZIA, which secures connections to SaaS services, and ZPA, which sets up the internal company WAN. While some customers separate these offerings, many first-time users choose to set up both.
Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA)
Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) connects your network to popular third-party SaaS providers, like Office 365, Zoom, Google Drive, Slack, etc. It includes features such as a cloud access security broker, data loss prevention, content filtering, firewalls, and a secure web gateway.
Zia’s SaaS application monitoring removes the guesswork when troubleshooting app performance. Traffic inspection is another crucial element of ZIA; ensuring users and data interfacing with the public internet remain safe is a top priority.
Zscaler Private Access (ZPA)
Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) connects users to the Zscaler platform and your existing cloud infrastructure or physical data centers. For customers looking to take advantage of their current network infrastructure but want to fine-tune their security or reduce their physical footprint, ZPA is an excellent option.
Zscaler Cloud Protection
Zscaler Cloud Protection is their newest product offering. As the name implies, it’s available for installation on public clouds like Azure, AWS, and Google but can also run as a virtual machine on-premise. The primary use-case is to secure machine-to-machine communications, with the only outbound traffic reporting to Zscaler’s cloud-based management tools.
Why WorldTech IT?
WorldTech IT is the leader in Professional & Managed Services around F5 and NGINX solutions and will soon announce Zscaler offerings designed to integrate seamlessly with your F5 environment.