Extend SSE Beyond Your Users

Zscaler security service edge (SSE) delivers the world’s most comprehensive SSE protection across your users, workloads, IoT/OT, and business partners.

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Zscaler Rated AAA in CyberRatings SSE Report, Q2 2024

The Problem
Architecture Matters

Transform your architecture from firewalls to zero trust

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

The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ meets all the SSE needs of a modern, cloud-centric security strategy with comprehensive threat and data protection. As a unified, consolidated platform, it reduces complexity and cost while securing all users, apps, and data.


Zscaler security service edge

Security service edge (SSE) is the convergence of security services like cloud access security broker (CASB), secure web gateway (SWG), and zero trust network access (ZTNA) into one cloud platform delivered at the edge. It’s the security component of Gartner’s secure access service edge (SASE) model, which also includes services like software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), routing, and optimization.

Zscaler SSE enables the transformation of IT and security with the all-in-one Zero Trust Exchange, built on the world’s largest security cloud.

Transform IT and security with confidence
The Zero Trust Exchange helps IT securely accelerate business transformation using a foundation of zero trust.
Eliminate the attack surface

Applications sit behind the exchange, preventing discovery and targeted attacks

Prevent lateral movement of threats

Users connect to apps directly, without network access, to isolate threats

Improve user experience

Direct connections to cloud applications are intelligently managed and optimized

Reduce costs and complexity

Managing and deploying are simple, with no need for VPNs or complex firewall rules

Solution Details

The only comprehensive, cloud native SSE platform

SSE was originally conceived with just users in mind. Zscaler extends the benefits of SSE beyond users to also include workloads, IoT/OT devices and business partners.

Protect and accelerate your entire business


Provide employees with seamless, secure, reliable access to apps


Protect workload-to-internet traffic, provide zero trust workload-to-workload connectivity, and secure cloud workload posture


Secure IoT/OT-to-internet traffic and provide zero trust connectivity for IoT/OT systems

SSE for B2B

Provide customers and suppliers fast, seamless zero trust access to apps

The Zscaler Difference

Pioneering SSE with unified, cloud native security

Empower your enterprise
  • Protect enterprise environments with scalable, cloud native security delivered at the edge.
  • Increase agility and support productivity to drive business growth.
  • Reduce costs and complexity, and improve visibility and control, by consolidating multiple point products into one platform.
SSE for Users
  • Perform inline inspection and policy enforcement with a scalable, multitenant, proxy-based architecture.
  • Eliminate multiple security point products (e.g., the entire inbound/outbound DMZ stack) with a single platform for holistic SSE.
  • Combine access to the internet, SaaS and private apps, with CASB for users and their devices, with Zscaler for Users.
The Zscaler vision for SSE
  • Look at a bigger picture of the attack surface—beyond users and their devices—unlike conventional SSE.
  • Extend SSE beyond your users to also protect your workloads, IoT/OT, and business customers/suppliers.
  • Deliver a comprehensive SSE platform for your whole organization.
Zero attack surface

Applications hide behind the Zero Trust Exchange, invisible to the public internet, eliminating the attack surface entirely.

Zero trust

Zscaler provides least-privileged access, connecting users directly to only the apps they are permitted to access.

No more compromise

Zscaler’s unified platform stops data loss and threats more effectively than legacy or point products.

Lower cost and complexity

Consolidating security technologies reduces cost, IT complexity, and risk associated with misconfiguration.

Improved user experience

Zscaler’s global footprint of data centers delivers all-in-one security from as close to your end users as possible for optimal performance.

More than SSE

Zscaler SSE provides cloud-delivered data loss prevention (DLP), cloud firewall (FWaaS), UEBA, browser isolation, inline sandbox, and more for users, workloads, and devices.

Customer Success Stories

Zscaler SSE is the backbone of security transformations across all industries

VF Corp transforms securely with Zscaler

VF Corporation implements robust visibility, improves protection, and lowers costs with the Zero Trust Exchange.

NOV thrives in a digital world with Zscaler

Learn how NOV reduces costs, improves productivity, and protects against threats with the Zero Trust Exchange.

A proven, cloud-based security platform

The Zero Trust Exchange runs on the world’s largest security cloud, operating from more than 150 data centers globally, delivering comprehensive security with an exceptional user experience.

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