The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

Embrace zero trust architecture with the power of AI

Network- and firewall-centric architectures cannot deliver the security or agility that our mobile and cloud era demands. A new architecture is required.

Architecture Matters

Digital transformation requires a zero trust architecture

Digital transformation requires a zero trust architecture

Network- and firewall-centric architecture

A trusted network connects users, sites, and apps, but once breached, enables attackers to move laterally and steal data. On top of being a security risk, it's complex and impedes transformation.

Zero trust architecture

Business policies determine who can access what over any network; the network is just transport. It's secure, simple, and enables transformation.

Attackers find you

All IPs are vulnerable—even firewalls, which are meant to protect you in the first place.

They compromise you

Attackers exploit vulnerabilities to establish a beachhead in your network.

They move laterally

Once a machine is infected, the entire network is compromised.

They steal your data

Sensitive data across applications, servers, and entire networks is lost.

Transform your architecture from firewalls to zero trust

Organizations worldwide have spent billions on firewalls, yet breaches are increasing. The problem is simple: traditional firewall-centric architectures are no longer effective against cyberthreats.

Built on the principle of least privilege, Zscaler’s proxy architecture enables full TLS/SSL inspection at scale, with connections brokered between users and applications based on identity, context, and business policies.

Transform your architecture from firewalls to zero trust
The Zscaler Difference
The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange reduces risk across all four stages of the attack chain
Minimizes the attack surface

Hide applications behind Zscaler and make them invisible to the internet

Prevents compromise

Inspect all traffic, including encrypted traffic, and block threats

Eliminates lateral movement

Connect authorized users directly to apps, not to the network

Stops data loss

Automatically identify and protect sensitive data in motion and at rest

How It’s Done

Only Zscaler zero trust leverages the full power of AI

The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ starts with the premise that no user, workload, or device is inherently trustworthy. The platform verifies identity, determines destination, assesses risk through AI, and enforces policy before brokering a secure connection between a user, workload, or device and an application—over any network, from anywhere.

Verify identity

Verify whoever or whatever is attempting access. User, device, or workload identity is confirmed through integrations with third-party identity providers.

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Determine destination

Identify where the connection is going—whether to a webpage, SaaS app, private app, or something else—and ensure the destination is known and understood.


Assess risk

Use AI to determine risk based on context, considering factors like user behavior, device posture, destination and content, third-party intel, and more than 500 trillion daily signals.

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Enforce policy

Determine what action to take. This is done on a per-session basis and ultimately results in a conditional allow or block for each access request.


Our Platform

A comprehensive platform to secure, simplify, and transform your business


At-Rest Cloud

Secures cloud data at rest from risky misconfigurations, and data on endpoints from risky user behaviors

Inline Cloud

Secures communications in real time for any users, workloads, B2B partners, and IoT/OT devices

Data Cloud

Leverages trillions of daily telemetry signals from the Zero Trust Exchange to deliver business and cyber risk insights

Platform Offerings

Secure every step of your transformation journey

The Zero Trust Exchange is a comprehensive, integrated zero trust platform that enables security and network transformation for all users, workloads, IoT/OT, and B2B partners.


Empower your people with fast, secure, and reliable access to the internet, SaaS, and private apps.


Protect cloud workloads and cloud/SaaS data with zero trust connectivity, segmentation, and posture control.

Secure your IoT/OT

Provide device discovery, zero trust internet access for IoT/OT, and privileged remote access to OT.

Secure your B2B partners

Extend least-privileged access to SaaS and private apps for your business partners.

Empowering your organization to be more competitive

Reduce business risk with protection against cyberthreats and data loss


Lower cost and complexity by eliminating point solutions and reducing management overhead


Increase business agility with cloud native zero trust networking for users, workloads, and branches

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Customer Success Stories
Transportation Services / 80,000+ employees / 350+ locations worldwide

United Airlines detects and blocks evolving threats with Zscaler

Customer Success Stories
Energy, Oil, Gas & Mining / 27,000+ employees / 550+ facilities

NOV Secures Access for 27,000 Employees Across 60 Countries

Customer Success Stories
Manufacturing / 12 locations in 7 countries

Baker & Baker Boosts Enterprise Data Security by Nearly 90% with the Zero Trust Exchange

Customer Success Stories
Transportation Services / 5000+ employees / 14 countries

Careem Capitalizes on a Global Talent Pool Using Zscaler to Power True Work-from-Anywhere



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