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Zscaler Internet Access is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Web Security Gateways. It is most often compared to Cisco Umbrella: Zscaler Internet Access vs Cisco Umbrella

What is Zscaler Internet Access?

Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering. Delivered in the cloud, Zscaler includes award-winning web security integrated with our robust network security platform that features advanced threat protection, real-time analytics and forensics. You'll get protection across every user, location and device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things devices.

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Zscaler Internet Access is also known as ZIA.

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Zscaler Internet Access Customers

Ulster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group

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What users are saying about Zscaler Internet Access pricing:
  • "Our monthly fee is around R3000."

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DC
Global Information Security Architect at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Popular
Centralized firewall that protects the whole topography

What is our primary use case?

We use it for security. We installed it on our work computers and also for other traffic from the office. We are using it for perimeter security and that is useful for us.

Pros and Cons

  • "The scanning feature is impressive, because they do not introduce a big latency to the traffic."
  • "I would like to see the ability to choose a pool of IPs for my company, set up rules based on them, and know that those IPs are not used by other companies."

What other advice do I have?

Check if a product like this makes sense for you. And look at the specifics: what you need in terms of security and what features you would like to have in it. Zscaler is one solution. It's a good solution, but it doesn't do everything. First of all, analyze a few solutions and make a demo. Without a demo, I do not recommend moving forward, because any security solution comes with a price. There is also the financial price, to know if that is okay for your company. Usually Zscaler works best for companies that have users that do not stay in an office. They have road warriors. I would recommend…
Gregor Burow
Channel Alliances Leader Germany at ALE
Real User
Top 10
A stable solution with good security but needs to do more to address phishing emails

What is our primary use case?

The product is an endpoint solution for private and internet security. I use it myself in my home office. I'm in sales. I use it as an endpoint solution for my laptop, for my device, in order to get access to some internal service applications, such as pricing and time management tools.

Pros and Cons

  • "The security is excellent."
  • "I don't know whether it's Zscaler or not, however, sometimes I can't access my time management. I need to wait and try again a few hours later. Typically, if I let some time pass, I can access it again."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. I would recommend other users also have a glance at other solutions. Options like Prisma Access by Palo Alto or Check Point may be ideal, depending on the needs of the business. Zscaler seems easy to understand and easy to use, however, there is probably some room for improvements. At my former company, we were using Check Point. This was also pretty good. Zscaler seems more modern, however, I'm referencing an experience from some 10 years ago. Overall, I would rate the solution seven out of ten.
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SR
IT Manager at SiVEST
Real User
Protect users from internet threats no matter where in the world they are

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use this web security solution to protect our users in remote locations or branches from internet threats. It is very important for our organization to protect our users, even if they are not connected to our network.

Pros and Cons

  • "Zscaler Web Security protects our users in remote locations from internet threats - even if they are not connected to our network."
  • "Another thing that I would like to see is if Zscaler could have a separate product for direct access. I looked at a private access solution, but I understand there's a separate product that isn't integrated with this."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to other users would be to determine if the reporting meets their requirements. They should get their whitelists, blacklists, groups and active directory set up properly before trying to implement it because it has a very strong integration with the active directory. Therefore, if you have your active directory well set up, you can classify your users and create groups as to who can go where and who can do what on the internet. If I have to rate this product, I will give it a nine out of ten - simply because I never give anything a ten.
HM
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Good VPN technology and scales with our requirements

What is our primary use case?

We use Zscaler for VPN connections and for internet security.

Pros and Cons

  • "The VPN is valuable, as the whole technology is very different from a traditional VPN."
  • "There are a few features that are not compatible with the Azure cloud."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and I completely recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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