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Workload Communications

Radically simplify and improve cloud workload security by eliminating lateral movement, reducing operational cost and complexity, and ensuring consistent threat and data protection.

Zscaler Workload Communications secures workload-to-internet, multicloud, and multi-region traffic for your mission-critical cloud workloads with the power of the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™.

Why It Matters
Many enterprises rely on legacy security architectures to secure their cloud workloads:
However, these legacy architectures increase operational overhead and degrade performance while also:

Secure your cloud workloads with modern zero trust architecture

Radically simplify cloud workload security with the Zero Trust Exchange, the world's largest inline cloud security platform.

Eliminate lateral movement
Connect to apps, not networks—network is transport
Reduce operational complexity and cost
Eliminates site-to-site VPNs, DC/cloud DMZs
Ensure consistent threat and data protection
Enforce common policies across all environments
How It Works

Workload-to-internet communications

Cloud workloads can access any internet or SaaS destination (e.g., third-party APIs, software updates) with a scalable, reliable security solution that inspects all transactions.


Workload-to-workload communications

Workloads in one public cloud can securely communicate with any public or private cloud as well as across VPCs, zones, and regions in the same cloud—no need for VPNs or risky, complex bespoke cloud routing.

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Use cases

Purpose-built to meet your needs


Prevent zero day attacks, data loss, and ransomware attacks for mission-critical applications to ensure ongoing business operations.


Apply least-privileged access policies when connecting your cloud workloads located in different VPCs/VNets, regions, or public clouds with zero trust.


Streamline post-M&A integration by enabling cross-network application access without connecting networks. Administer universal security posture to protect workloads across multiple VPCs, regions, and public clouds.


Secure persistent and non-persistent VDI delivered from cloud infrastructure by applying policies to control access to explicitly allowed sites and private applications.

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Zero trust protects workloads in multicloud environments

"With Zscaler's Workload Communications, we can easily standardize security policies for both users and applications regardless of where they are located."


Rui Cabeço, IT Mgr., Global Outbound Connectivity Lead, Siemens


Cutting costs while securing workloads worldwide with zero trust

"[The] Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange immediately gave us resiliency and increased our security posture … resulting in millions of dollars of savings, faster connections, and direct access to SaaS applications."


Alex Philips, Chief Information Officer, NOV


Securely connecting cloud workloads for agility and innovation 

"[Our next step] is to go after the applications which are hosted in the cloud ... Any company will need to partner with the best, and Zscaler falls into that category."


Mohit Kapoor, Group Chief Technology Officer, Mahindra Group

Mahindra Customer Success

Experience the power of the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

A comprehensive cloud platform eliminates point products and reduces operational overhead.

Zero Trust Exchange platform

Securely connect authorized users, devices, and workloads using business policies

Learn and explore resources

Zero Trust Cloud Workload Communications
Zscaler Workload Communications
Read the data sheet
How to Extend Zero Trust to Your Cloud Workloads
How to Extend Zero Trust to Your Cloud Workloads
Read the ebook
There’s More to Zero Trust Than Protecting Users
Why Extending Zero Trust to Workloads Should Be on Every CISO’s Agenda
Get the report
How to Use Zero Trust to Secure Workloads in the Public Cloud
How to Use Zero Trust to Secure Workloads in the Public Cloud
Get the report
5 steps to implement Zscaler zero trust for AWS, Azure, & GCP
5 steps to implement Zscaler zero trust for AWS, Azure, & GCP
Watch the webinar
How to Extend the Zscaler Platform to Secure Workloads in a Public Cloud
How to Extend the Zscaler Platform to Secure Workloads in a Public Cloud
Watch the webinar
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