Zscaler + Okta
A zero trust solution for fast, secure access to applications
Providing security in a cloud-first world
To achieve effective digital transformation, you need a cloud-first solution that securely connects users, devices, and applications over any network, wherever they are. This transformation requires change—and as your network extends beyond your traditional data centers and into the cloud, you face:
Remote employees and devices as well as perimeter-based architectures expand your attack surface
Poor user experience
Users get frustrated with separate credentials for cloud vs. on-prem apps as well as latency from VPNs/firewalls
Manually integrating, deploying, and managing VPNs, MPLS, and firewalls is expensive and complex
Moving to the cloud requires you to modernize your infrastructure, but replacing your hardware can be daunting
Zscaler and Okta: End-to-end zero trust
Together, Zscaler and Okta deliver a cloud-based, end-to-end zero trust solution that gives users fast, secure access to the internet, SaaS, and private apps over any network, from any location, and on any device. Our integrations provide:
Increased agility and lower total cost of ownership
Enable work from anywhere, dynamically manage role changes, and simplify management with cloud delivery and SCIM integration—without costly VPNs and firewalls.
Improved user experience
Simplify deployment and enable fast, direct, secure access to apps anywhere with seamless SAML integration for SSO and sharing of user and device context.
Reduced attack surface
Ensure zero trust access with risk-based continuous authentication that connects users directly to authorized apps without accessing the network.
Verify user identity
Zero trust starts with identity. The first step is to authenticate users. Once validated, access rights are verified based on context and the principles of least-privileged access to ensure users can only access applications for which they've been authorized.
Authenticate user identity: Verify user credentials based on employee data, including email and access entitlements
Auto provision new users: Add new users to the Zscaler database to ensure security policies are properly applied
Securely enable work from anywhere
Zscaler and Okta reduce the risks associated with BYOD and unmanaged devices, enabling users to securely work from anywhere, on any device, at any time.
Determine device status: Assess trusted or untrusted device status via SAML
Block or redirect risky BYOD: Control application access for unmanaged devices, blocking or sending them to browser isolation
Enable secure access to SaaS apps: Enforce Zscaler zero trust policies for unmanaged devices by authenticating users through Okta
Dynamically manage access rights
Synchronize users and security groups with Zscaler and Okta to automatically manage application access rights.
Update, manage, or remove access to company resources: Update role changes (e.g., adds, transfers, exits) in near-real time with SCIM integration to ensure access and security policies are enforced.