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Zscaler SASE is the #11 ranked solution in our list of top Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) tools. It is most often compared to Cato Networks: Zscaler SASE vs Cato Networks

What is Zscaler SASE?

For the last 30 years, networks have been connecting users to applications in the data center, which was surrounded by a secure perimeter to keep apps and data safe from the outside. But with applications moving to the cloud, IoT becoming more common, and users connecting from everywhere, network security is no longer able to solve the fundamental challenge of security and is instead adding significant complexity and cost.

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Zscaler SASE Customers
Siemens, AutoNation, GE, NOV
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Zscaler SASE pricing:
  • "It has been relatively reasonable for what it does. Some of the additional license costs based on the advanced next-generation firewall functions are quite high, and they should have certain features ready and available as a baseline rather than having to purchase additional licenses for it. Overall, the cost seems reasonable."

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Alexander Arnold
Infrastructure and Network Engineer at Servomex Group Limited
Real User
Top 10
Easy to deploy, use, and manage, but needs more granularity and control over the interfaces and better licensing and support

Pros and Cons

  • "I like its ease of use. It has a single pane of glass for the ZIA and ZPA pieces. It is very manageable. It is also very easy to deploy for secure access, and it gives half-decent coverage for visibility in terms of what the users use and what data is being proxied through the access gateway."
  • "It has massive room for improvement. The Zscaler product itself is okay, but it doesn't give enough granularity for us as an organization to stipulate rules or processes, especially for data-driven services. For instance, we can stick on SSL inspection, but it's just a click box. It doesn't allow us to go any further into the detail of the SSL inspection. We also can't pull it out without having an additional logging server. It just doesn't give us enough granularity. They should give us more control over the interfaces because it is all backend. They weren't very open to discussing their backend architecture with us in terms of their own data centers. They can maybe a little bit more open about what components are there and how the backend infrastructure works alongside Zscaler. Its licensing can be better. Some of the additional licensing costs are quite high, and they should have certain features ready and available as a baseline rather than having to purchase additional licenses for it. Their support should also be improved. I initially had a consultant from Zscaler for its deployment, but the support that I had throughout the deployment of the project wasn't the best."

What other advice do I have?

What I would say is that try it, test it, and ensure that it sort of meets the company requirements. We were lucky enough to go through an extensive trial period. Zscaler, unfortunately, only allows a two-week trial regardless of where you are with the setup. They only give you coverage for a very basic setup. You have very limited time for trying anything further or trying the product as if it was in the production environment. Therefore, I would advise scoping out what you want and how you want to achieve it as quickly as possible. After that, you can really hammer home when you go through…
Senior Security Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Excellent scalability, good performance, and very nice private access features

What is our primary use case?

Increase performance, stability and Secure Remote access for Remote Users.

Pros and Cons

  • "The scalability of the solution is great."
  • "There are latency issues with the solution. They are small, however, they are there when you compare it to other vendors."

What other advice do I have?

We're a Zscaler partner. When you implement Zscaler, you're actually utilizing the best of what the technology has to offer. I've only heard good things about the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten.
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Security Solution Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Cloud security, built-in scalability, and professional technical support

What is our primary use case?

Our role is as consultant, architectural, and pre-sales. Rather than purchasing new VPNs and other architecture, our clients use Zscaler SASE to allow their workers to work from home due to COVID. 

How has it helped my organization?

It decreases the overhead that they are running when it comes to licenses for the VPNs and allows them to merge multiple technologies, such as the VPN capabilities, and the CASB solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the CASB solutions, which is protecting their Office 365.

What needs improvement?

The interface needs a bit of work. It could be a little more streamlined and more intuitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been selling this solution for two…