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Security and Compliance

Considerations for a cloud-enabled world

Data privacy, compliance, and security are at the core of Zscaler’s business

Zscaler is designed to address the unique security, data privacy, and compliance challenges each organization faces. Every day, Zscaler protects millions of employees at thousands of enterprises and government organizations, including more than 450 of the Forbes Global 2000.

A map shwoing data privacy, compliance, and security are at the core of Zscaler’s business

To make compliance, reporting, and data privacy easier, we built them into our architecture

Zscaler built from scratch an infinitely scalable, cost-effective, multitenant cloud security architecture that comprises three key components for control, enforcement, and logging—all of which are critical for compliance.

Diagram showing how compliance, reporting, and data privacy are easier with Zscaler
Control Plane: Central Authority
Brain of the cloud that manages monitoring, updates, policy and configuration settings, and threat intelligence
Enforcement Plane: Zscaler Enforcement Nodes
Security, management, and compliance policies are enforced consistently, no matter where the user connects
Logging Plane: Nanolog Technology
Transmits logs over secure connections, and may be used to generate reports, streamed to a SIEM, or written to disk according to regulations

The Zscaler cloud provides centralized, enterprise-wide visibility to help you manage and maintain your compliance with applicable regulations

Zscaler and PCI DSS

As companies embrace digital transformation and the borders of the enterprise network blur, maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance has become increasingly complex. Zscaler is committed to helping companies secure customer payment data in accordance with PCI DSS.

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Zscaler and HIPAA

Complying with HIPAA regulations and protecting sensitive patient data can be a challenge as patient care methods continue to evolve. Zscaler helps healthcare organizations improve their security postures and enforce consistent security and access policies for all users, wherever their users are working with patients–in a healthcare facility, online, or through a mobile device.

Zscaler and SSL Inspection

Enterprise IT leaders must employ comprehensive SSL/TLS inspection methodologies to mitigate the risks hidden in encrypted traffic. This white paper examines the risk posed by encrypted threats; considers the business, privacy, and security implications of managing that risk; and presents constructive measures for balancing security needs with employee privacy rights. In the end, the best way for IT leadership to ensure the rights of the individual employee is to protect the organization from threats and attacks.

Zscaler and SSL / TLS Inspection

Zscaler’s FedRAMP Authorized cloud architecture securely connects teleworkers to agency applications

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) issued new TIC 3.0 guidance allowing agencies to use direct-to-cloud connections through cloud service providers that meet CISA guidelines. Now, agencies can avoid the risk of a VPN exposing infrastructure, and the latency created by forcing traffic through TIC before going out to cloud destinations.

The Zscaler FedRAMP Authorized telework solution offers agencies a modern cloud architecture that deploys quickly, provides a fast user experience, and scales easily to handle a surge in telework.

How Zscaler supports your privacy compliance efforts

Zscaler is committed to our customers’ success, including compliance with global privacy regulations, and will assist our customers in satisfying their privacy compliance obligations.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

US EU Privacy Shield

EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Certifications

California CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)


The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Australian and New Zealand Data Privacy

Australian and New Zealand Data Privacy

Japan APPI

The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI)

The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Confidence through compliance certifications

Zscaler adheres to rigorous security and availability standards so that customers may adopt our services with confidence.

Learn about Zscaler compliance certifications.

For information about Privacy, click here.

Legal Disclaimer:

While this site is designed to help organizations understand various global regulations in connection with Zscaler's services and products, the information contained herein may not be construed as legal advice and organizations should consult with their own legal counsel with respect to interpreting their unique obligations under applicable global regulations.