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"It is totally awesome in terms of scalability. Its scalability was the main reason for moving to Google Cloud. It also comes with a lot of features. We are satisfied with the features it has.""We do not need to maintain the hardware.""The solution is stable.""The solution is very easy to use. It's easy to navigate and to work with.""The app provides ready-made services that we can talk to without issue.""Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy provides more control of our assets because normally when you're using Google Cloud, you have to use your Google email. IAP can control the assets that only come from the dedicated company or IP address.""The most valuable features of Google Cloud Platform are the Kubernetes engine, CI/CD, and BigQuery.""There is a lot of flexibility and a lot of control if you use this efficiently."

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"The ZPA is a unique feature which offers VPN along with all the additional security needed."

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"The solution could be more reasonably priced. We find it to be a bit expensive right now.""The initial setup was quite complex.""I think this product needs to shift the focus from our software, our solution, like social media analytics to our customers; not maintenance in the hardware.""The support can be more efficient. Google has different layers of support, like layer one, layer two, and layer three, but normally, the response from layer one is not very useful.""We have some challenges related to purging the data. We get a lot of data on a daily basis that has to be refreshed on the site, but we are seeing some challenges with that. They can also include some third-party integration. We have one Akamai dependency. If they can come up with some API to talk to Akamai, it would be good.""The setup could be more user-friendly.""The solution should have better integration.""The hard part is creating the pack because our applications are in Azure Data Proxy, Data Fabric, and Data Factory. Our team used these tools in Azure, but in the future, they will transition to GCP."

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"It's an expensive solution."

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"I think the price of Google Cloud Platform is reasonable. However, Microsoft is the most cost-effective solution for us because of Azure's integration. And we already have licenses for Windows Server and the databases, so the price is attractive.""I think that the cost is metered based on the data, but I don't have the details.""Its price is good. For each server, we are saving $300 a month. We have at least thousands of servers. It is a huge cost reduction for us.""The customer purchases an annually sponsored license."

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Top Answer: The solution is very easy to use. It's easy to navigate and to work with.
Top Answer: The product is great. I can't think of a way it can be improved. There aren't any missing features. It's quite complete. The solution could be more reasonably priced. We find it to be a bit expensive… more »
Top Answer:  We looked into Prisma Access before choosing Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). Palo Alto’s Prisma Access is a secure access service edge (SASE) designed to deliver network security in a… more »
Top Answer: Please check out Infraon SecuRA (https://infraon.io/best-remote...)
Top Answer: Netskope is a great product.  I haven't looked at zscaler yet.
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out of 26 in ZTNA as a Service
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GCP Cloud IAP, Google Cloud Platform Cloud IAP, Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy
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Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.

Zscaler Private Access delivers policy-based, secure access to private applications and assets without the cost, hassle, or security risks of a VPN. Using the Zscaler App, users can now get all of the benefits of Zscaler’s Cloud Security Platform for Internet traffic, as well as granular, policy-based access to internal resources from a single point.

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Sample Customers
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NOV, Growmark, Paychex, MAN Energy Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Company Size
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise45%
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Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy is ranked 2nd in ZTNA with 9 reviews while Zscaler Private Access is ranked 5th in ZTNA as a Service with 1 review. Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy is rated 8.2, while Zscaler Private Access is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy writes "Multi-source system centralized in one location for efficient data transformation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Private Access writes "Provides us with ease of access to VPN while providing security for our networks". Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Cloudflare Access and Duo Security, whereas Zscaler Private Access is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Okta Workforce Identity, Perimeter 81 and Cato Networks.

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