The challenge of incumbent remote access solutions
A data center mindset in a cloud-first era slows transformation
Enterprises are in the midst of a transformation. Security, once built upon the idea of the secure perimeter, has now changed, taking users direct to their apps. Networks leveraging the hub-and-spoke architecture are now leveraging the internet. But even given this transformation, enterprises have continued to rely on traditional solutions, like the remote access VPN, which are hosted in the data center.
Common pitfalls of incumbent remote access solutions
- Poor user experience
- Increased complexity for admins due to appliances
- High costs to purchase and manage appliances
- Increased risk with users on network
- Inability to control access to specific apps
- Lack of visibility into applications being accessed
Zscaler Private Access
Secure remote access to internal applications, via cloud, not appliances
Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) is a cloud service from Zscaler that provides seamless and secure remote access to internal applications running in cloud or data center. The service delivers a cloud-like user experience, taking remote employees directly to the app vs. extending the network to them. Since the service is completely cloud based there are no gateway appliances necessary, which reduces both cost and complexity. Admins have full visibility into the applications running in their environment, as well as who and when they are being accessed. And policies hosted in the global Zscaler cloud determine which remote users have access to which specific applications.Read the Solution Brief
Zscaler Private Access benefits
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Users receive better experience
Integrates with SSO and provides seamless direct-to-app remote user experience.
Less complexity for admins
Network admins can segment based on application from within the web UI. No need to segment by network. No IP address segmentation or access control lists required.
Secure remote access, without network access
Policy based access to apps, with no access to network. Visibility into apps being accessed by users and ability to discover and secure unsanctioned apps
Traffic remains private via internet network
Service uses dynamic, application specific TLS-based end to end encrypted tunnels. Enterprises can bring their own PKI as well.
No hardware appliances, lower costs
The cloud service requires no hardware. Enterprises can easily scale across multiple data centers with no need to purchase new appliances.
Scale elastically, reduce latency
The service uses the global Zscaler cloud to ramp up new users and route them to the app location nearest to them, leveraging a vast cloud network across multiple continents.
Discover applications running within your environment
Zscaler Private Access uses Z-connectors, which sit in front of applications to identify user traffic flowing to all applications nearby. This enables admins to both identify previously undiscovered applications being used within their environment, and then apply granular, policy-based access controls to reduce Shadow IT while helping to ensure that admins remain in control of the environment.