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Connect your workforce to business
apps from any device or location

Zscaler Client Connector, enables hybrid work with fast, secure, reliable access to apps from millions of devices worldwide

The challenge of securing access in the mobile world

Users are no longer in the office but are also working from home, on the road, or at a local cafe. They’re connecting from laptops, smartphones, tablets, POS systems and even RF scanners. Even so, this new globally dispersed workforce still requires the same fast, seamless access to business-critical applications that they did in the office while accessing from anywhere on any device.

The new modern workplace has created additional complexity for IT teams as they must overcome the need for this flexibility, while improving security and increasing visibility into what users are accessing. 

For IT to enable users to be productive they must consider a modern approach to fast, secure connectivity.

The challenge of securing access in the mobile world

Zscaler Client Connector

A single app to enforce secure access to enterprise applications from anywhere 

Zscaler Client Connector (formerly Zscaler App) is a lightweight application that sits on the endpoint device and enables the modern workforce to securely work from anywhere regardless of device, location, or application being accessed. Whether users leverage a corporate-managed, BYOD, POS system, or RF scanner, traffic is automatically forwarded to the closest Zscaler service edge and determines if a user is looking to access the open internet, a SaaS app, or an internal app running in a public or private cloud or the data center. User traffic is then auto-routed through the correct Zero Trust service, whether it is Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) for secure internet and SaaS access or Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) for secure access to internal applications.  IT admins can also receive valuable insight into business app, network, and device performance with Zscaler Digital Experience (which integrates with Client Connector).

a diagram showing that Zscaler Client Connector automatically forwards user traffic to the Zscaler cloud and ensures that security and access policies are enforced, regardless of device, location, or application

Benefits of Client Connector

One app for all your zero trust access needs

Auto-route traffic for seamless user experience and IT simplicity

By default, Client Connector routes mobile traffic through the Zscaler cloud for secure access and the optimal route. It can also detect trusted networks and captive portals to prioritize the user experience.

Device posture and fingerprinting for context-aware access and security

By integrating with endpoint security providers, Client Connector is able to enforce context-aware security that ensures that devices are mapped to specific users based on criteria like device model, platform, and OS. If credentials or device are stolen, security remains intact.

Gain more visibility with an intuitive dashboard

The Client Connector portal allows admins to view data for devices with Client Connector deployed and manage policies specifically for Client Connector.

Support all the devices your business requires OSs

Zscaler Client Connector supports the majority of device types including laptops, smart phones, tablets, and platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS, CentOS, and Ubuntu 20.04

Make it easy to enforce enrollment of Zscaler Client Connector

IT can require enrollment of user devices prior to accessing apps. It can prevent users from turning off the app to ensure all mobile traffic is secure.

Make deployment almost invisible to users via auto install and MDM

Easily deploy the Client Connector app onto endpoint devices to minimize user friction via MDM, Microsoft Intune, LDAP, or ADFS. Silent deployment auto-installs client and SSL certificates onto device during enrollment.

See how Client Connector secures traffic for 10,000 users at NOV.

Client Connector combines the security of ZIA and ZPA for 5,000 users at MAN Energy Solutions.

An inside view of Client Connector

Comprehensive Insight

IT gains visibility into all user and device activity with Zscaler’s user-friendly admin portal. A greater level of visibility means better insights for the IT teams and better security for the business.

Comprehensive Insight

Granular Control

The management and control of IT is strengthened through capabilities like device fingerprinting and device posture, allowing IT to better protect devices and data.

Seamless Experience

Seamless Experience

Client connector is simple for IT to deploy and easy for users to use. With Client Connector, workplace disruptions caused by constant logins are eliminated, simplifying the access to business-critical applications.

Granular Control

Get Client Connector

It’s time for you to take action. Client Connector is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. You will find the free download links for each below.

Zscaler Client Connector for Laptops

Client Connector for Laptops


For Windows/macOS/Linux,
contact your administrator

Zscaler Client Connector for Phones and Tablets

Client Connector for Phones and Tablets

Suggested Resources

Data Sheet

Client Connector (formerly Z App)

Data Sheet

How Client Connector with Zscaler Internet Access Improves Security

Solution Brief

How Client Connector and Zscaler Private Access Can Replace Your VPN

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