Zscaler - Secure web gateway

Zscaler logoZscaler is a global, internet security platform used by more than 5,000 enterprises, governments and military organizations worldwide.  It provides a  cloud computing-based security and compliance system built into the internet.

Zscaler acts as a  series of checkpoints in the cloud - you point your internet traffic through the secure gateway and Zscaler will inspect every byte. This ensures the content is safe, compliant and forwards approved traffic to its eventual destination, logging the actions taken.

Zscaler acts like a security and compliance filter in the path of all of your internet traffic. Designed to protect all of an organization’s users and systems, wherever they are located, Zscaler can give you reassurance. Plus it protects all internet-connected devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, Macs, PCs, mobile devices, smart phones, however they happen to be connected to the internet - whether that is through the corporate network infrastructure, local and home internet connections, mobile hotspots, or even via 3G and 4G cellular connections.

Zscaler: A complete cloud security platform

  • Global internet security platform 

Zscaler operates in more than 100 data centres around the world and enables you to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance

  • Award-winning security as a service platform

Sits in line between your company and the internet, protecting your enterprise from cyber threats, stopping intellectual property leaks, and ensuring compliance with corporate content and access policies

  • Single management console

Monitors your network and user activity, secures roaming users and mobile devices, and manages all of this globally from a single management console

  • Defence-in-depth

Protects you from a broad range of threats including malicious URL requests, viruses, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), zero-day malware, adware, spyware,  ransomware, botnets, cross-site scripting and more

  • Eliminate hardware

Zscaler delivers without the need for on premise hardware, appliances or software


Aside from the Cloud and Web Security features of Zscaler - the product offers a number of other solutions that offer a wide range of business benefits:

Deploy Office 365 with no impact to your network or your budget.

Zscaler delivers a fast and secure user experience for Office 365 without backhauling all of your traffic to the data center and stacking more appliances to handle the increase in connections. Simply forward your traffic via a GRE/IPsec tunnel or Zscaler App for road warriors and Zscaler will automatically identify, prioritize, and route your traffic to the closest data centre.

There is no hardware to deploy and manage and, since traffic is routed locally, you can reduce your MPLS spend.

Why use Zscaler for O365 deployment:

  • Better user experience via local breakouts and bandwidth controls
  • Reduces MPLS backhaul costs
  • No hardware deployments and upgrades
  • Rapid one-click configuration
  • IP address and auth/SSL bypass lists
  • Overcomes IP address limitations
  • No network configuration changes

Zscaler blocks ransomware

Zscaler’s cloud security platform is a multilayered security solution, combining eight different security engines that allow you to quickly discover and block coordinated attacks.

The Zscaler platform includes:

  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Antivirus
  • Sandboxing
  • Web filtering
  • IP reputation scoring
  • SSL inspection

Inspecting SSL traffic is critical, especially as it accounts for a large amount of all web traffic and an increasing amount of malware is being hidden in encrypted traffic.

Protect employees most vulnerable to ransomware: branch office and remote users

Zscaler’s cloud protects all of an organization's users and systems, wherever they happen to be. Using a mobile device on a public Wi-Fi connection gets the same protection as when a user is hardwired into the headquarter’s network.

Cloud intelligence blocks threats for everyone

The global Zscaler cloud security platform handles 25 billion transactions a day and detects and blocks over 100 million pieces of malware, including ransomware, every day. Any time a new threat is discovered for any one of Zscaler’s 15 million users worldwide, the cloud platform immediately protects everyone from that new threat.

Platform, OS, and connection may differ. But Zscaler security and control remain the same.

To Zscaler, mobile devices are just another endpoint— the traffic inspection remains exactly the same. Zscaler sits in the cloud between all your users—regardless of endpoint or connection type—seamlessly scanning every byte of inbound and outbound traffic to ensure that any malicious content or attacks targeted to mobile devices don’t lead to security blind spots. Zscaler even handles SSL inspection—the same way they do for PCs.

Zscaler interacts smoothly with existing MDM vendor solutions, extending your security capabilities to cover mobile apps, including mobile app fingerprinting, app store access control, and blocking of malicious apps. Like all Zscaler policies, you can deploy mobile protection in minutes.

  • Forward all mobile browser and app traffic to the Zscaler security cloud
  • Simplify traffic forwarding with a lightweight endpoint app that establishes an HTTPS tunnel between the endpoint and the Zscaler cloud
  • Zscaler mobile security is compatible with all types of networks and platforms; we can also provide an on-demand IPsec tunnel for iOS devices
  • A wide variety of authentication schemes ensure that we get full user context for each device, and can provide the appropriate controls to each data packet

Eliminate security loopholes and inappropriate downloads with Zscaler Guest Wi-Fi protection.

Zscaler protects your guest Wi-Fi users and your company by securing the network and ensuring compliance with privacy laws and other regulations. You can set it up in a matter of minutes, because Zscaler is 100% in the cloud, so there’s no hardware or software to deploy or manage.

Zscaler for guest Wi-Fi: all the protection, none of the headaches.

  • Set up guest Wi-Fi security in a matter of minutes—with the Zscaler cloud-based platform, there’s no hardware or software to deploy and manage
  • Protect your guest Wi-Fi users and your company by securing the network and ensuring compliance with privacy laws and other regulations.
  • Enable Safe Search, advanced threat protection, or SSL inspection to fit your business requirements.
  • Gain full visibility into your guest Wi-Fi traffic at all locations and at all times.
  • Drill down by location or policy to investigate the riskiest users.
  • Enjoy huge savings when compared to backhauling guest traffic or deploying appliances.
  • Set up granular, easy-to-understand policies and reporting—in minutes.