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:

Increased risks

Increased risks

Remote employees and devices as well as perimeter-based architectures expand your attack surface

Poor user experience

Poor user experience

Users get frustrated with separate credentials for cloud vs. on-prem apps as well as latency from VPNs/firewalls

Costly/complex processes

Costly/complex processes

Manually integrating, deploying, and managing VPNs, MPLS, and firewalls is expensive and complex

Inertia

Inertia

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

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

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

Reduced attack surface

Ensure zero trust access with risk-based continuous authentication that connects users directly to authorized apps without accessing the network.

Secure together

Simplify authentication and provisioning, enable end-to-end adaptive zero trust access, and empower your digital business with Zscaler and Okta integrations via SAML and SCIM.

Verify user identity Securely enable work from anywhere Dynamically manage access rights
Secure together

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

Verify user identity

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

Securely enable work from anywhere

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.

Dynamically manage access rights

Nexteer

Zscaler helps Nexteer improve Office 365 user experience, and secures its cloud transformation with Okta.

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Salmat

Zscaler and Okta deliver a secure foundation for Salmat’s cloud-first initiatives.

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Hesta

Okta and Zscaler increase security and simplify the user experience for Hesta’s members while improving the availability of the portal.

CIO Journey

Hesta

Okta and Zscaler deliver seamless authentication and security as part of Careem's zero trust solution.

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Suggested Resources

Cloud Security Alliance

Zero Trust Advancement Center

Webinar

Breaking down zero trust strategies

Video

How to Configure Okta as an IdP for ZPA

Video

How to Configure Okta SAML and SCIM with Zscaler

Solution Brief

Deliver Seamless Authentication and Security to Cloud-Based Apps

Guide

Zscaler and Okta Deployment Guide