Zscaler Cloud Firewall Questions

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Zscaler Cloud Firewall?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Zscaler Cloud Firewall.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Zscaler Cloud Firewall, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Firewalls Questions
Tilovi Snow
User at loopsnow
Jan 20 2021

I need help comparing firewall devices. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about doing a comparison?


Fedayi Uzun
User at CyberNow Labs
Jan 27 2021

I'm researching firewall options. What are the differences between Palo Alto and Cisco Firewalls solutions in terms of advantages, disadvantages, usage and practices?

reviewer1461459There are some major differentiators that make Palo Alto more preferable. First… more »
Philippe PanardieWell they are two leaders, one from US, another from Israel. Checkpoint is the… more »
Kirtikumar PatelPalo Alto has more visibilities and control instead of Cisco Firewall.
Nirmal Unagar
Jan 19 2021

I'm researching Firewalls. Which NGFW do you recommend between Fortinet Fortigate and Cisco Firepower NGFW?


IT Central Station
Jan 13 2021

There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing. 

What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools?

What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does?

SimonClark Dan Doggendorf gave sound advice. Whilst some of the free or cheap… more »
Dan DoggendorfThe biggest threat is risks you think you have managed are not managed at all so… more »
Javier MedinaYou should build a lab, try the tools and analyze the traffic and behavior with… more »
Ravindra Kumar
Dec 29 2020

I work in a Tech Services company with less than 1,000 employees. I'm looking for a firewall to replace Cyberoam 200ing. Any suggestions?


Shyam BiswasDepending on budget, Palo Alto 3000 series will be very helpful. If you want to… more »
AnnDeryckereWe can recommend Watchguard as a worthy alternative. Don't hesitate to contact… more »
Basil DangeCheck Fortinet. It provides faster l3 processing. Also with NGFW firewall you… more »
IT Central Station
Nov 02 2020

With remote work having become the norm for many, what security should businesses have in place? Do you have suggestions of specific products that businesses should look at?

Philippe PanardieThere is not a single answer. In our company, we use only company devices for… more »
Letsogile BaloiSecurity is a multi-layered problem and as always the human end is the weak… more »
Omer MohammedWearing a mask while accessing your service is not a joke hardening tunneling… more »
IT Central Station
Jan 05 2021

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a cloud firewall? 

In which scenarios is using a cloud firewall recommended?

When is it not advisable to use a cloud firewall?

Phillip PeermanCloud firewalls are most beneficial in that they can be securely managed from… more »
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
IT Central Station
Oct 04 2020

There are so many products in the market today. Who are we going to be talking about 3-5 years from now?

Fortweb677Netscope, Zscaler if they continue route they are on now. FIrewalls needs great… more »
Lipaz HesselWell with the SD-WAN raising it is common to see cloud firewall implementations… more »
Nehad ElkordiCisco Portfolio is focusing on total security inside and outside including cloud… more »
IT Central Station
Jan 05 2021

There seems to be some controversy around whether or not SSL Inspection should be used by businesses. What is your opinion - should they be used, and if so when? Conversely, what are reasons for not using SSL inspection?

Bruce BennettI am a proponent of SSL inspection, as long as you have another function/service… more »
David StoreySSL Inspection is great for corporate/organizational security as it allows you… more »
Phillip PeermanAs more Internet traffic is encrypted each day at some point the majority of… more »
Sameer Mogale
Owner (Senior Systems Engineer) at 3Kay Solutions

Has anyone tested or is actively using the Seqrite range of UTM devices in production?

I just wanted an honest opinion about their performance and reliability.


ChiragPanchalSeqrite is new entrant in the perimeter security. Hence not have much option on… more »
reviewer1232628Without knowing much about Seqrite, I can offer this advice: 1. Request (2)… more »
Ahmed Khattab KhattabNever heard about them. I’m not into UTMs anyway except for small companies… more »
Sr. Network Engineer at Medha

We need a hardware firewall for 750-1000 users to provide restricted Internet access, business email access, and remote access for 300 users. Please suggest suitable models.

Aleksandar JovanovicPalo Alto PA820 with URL filtering, threat prevention and wildfire… more »
Syed Khalid AliThere are variety of product options such Cisco, Fortinet, Sophos, Sangfor or… more »
Stuart BermanAt a minimum I would recommend a Fortinet FG-100F The "F" series is their… more »
Charudatta Kulkarni
Head - UICT and Associate Professor at MIT Pune

I work in a small organization in the educational sector. 

We would like to extend firewall licenses, So we need to evaluate vendors. On what criteria/basis should we compare vendors and devices?

Jim BachaudA Firewall is only one brick in your cyber-security wall, if you will, but an… more »
Nawaaz ToonahIn the educational sector, the main challenge is to have control over all… more »
Frank TheilenYou should defer on what purpose you want to use the firewall and who is… more »
IT Central Station

Why or why not? If so, which are the best providers for this configuration?

PrideChiezaThat is very good question, for SIP we highly recommend using SIP security on… more »
Nawaaz ToonahNAT, ISP normally provides one public IP to subscribers and for many devices to… more »
Rupsan ShresthaSIP is a protocol used for session management in VoIP or video communication, On… more »
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
IT Central Station

Which are the best providers for either configuration?

MayurJadhavFirewalls are basically security devices that help you stop intrusion in your… more »
Philippe PanardieA Firewall is a security device, on which you can apply rules to defend your… more »
José Luis García MorilloNat traversal is a network communication technique, one of them, and a Firewall… more »
Sr. Manager - IT at Vehant Technologies Pvt Ltd

I work as a senior IT manager for a small software R&D company.

We need an opensource Linux-based firewall for our organization that is easy to manage. Which is the best option? Which would you recommend? 

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Mario Blanco
Jefe de telecomunicaciones at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I work as the head of telecommunications for a large bank.

We are currently researching next-generation firewalls. Which is the best solution available? Which would you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

Shermay Tan
Sales Director at TA Power Group Sdn Bhd

I work as a project engineer at a company with 201- 500 employees.

I am looking for recommendations for the best way to prevent DoppelPaymer Ransomware. Is there an action plan or solution you would recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate your help. 


SSLIf you want absolute security, for any malware - not just the DoppelPaymer… more »
Tarek MenshawyYou need an APT solution integrated with your endpoint solution, firewall, and… more »
Viral HariyaniI will suggest the below solution for preventing DoppelPaymer Ransomware. I… more »
B Putnam
Owner at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Oct 19 2020

I am the owner of a retailer company with 1-10 employees. 

We host websites on Windows 2008 R2 servers and Norton Business Protection. We are looking for recommendations for the best network firewall.

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

Stuart BermanGood commercial firewalls take a degree of expertise that small businesses… more »
Rias MajeedBetter go with FortiGate 60E.
Ron Zelt

If you could go back in time, would you change your decision to buy that firewall and why?

What do you think?

Girish VyasThis answer depends on the provider one has. These days people in enterprise are… more »
Werner SchonbornIf I could go back and buy a different firewall, I would do so immediately… more »
AsgharHamidiIf it is about saving money answer is no. Saving money is not aways the case… more »

How has Ransomware been attacked(Source) and how it can be controlled? Give me the best solution.

David BalabanI have recently written an article on removing ransomware from Mac -… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Aug 15 2020

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user339975Awesome answers all around! The most important aspect to look for is relative… more »
Girish VyasThere are already some good answers about it but this is what I understand for a… more »
Simon CoombsComprehensive protection, reliability, straightforward administration, total… more »