The challenge of enforcing secure mobile access
The number of BYOD and managed devices being used for work continues to grow each year. This places pressure on IT as they now must be able to secure these devices as they access the internet, SaaS and internal applications. But securing traffic to different types of apps is often complex for IT and forces the end users to actually think about how to do it. Lacking the seamless experience users want.
Common issues include
- Setting up complex policies to provide devices with access to apps
- Requires a VPN in order to access internal applications
- Poor user experience causes frustration and the use of workarounds
- Mobile security solutions are often incompatible with existing MDMs
- Unable to support a variety of devices and OSs
A single app to enforce secure mobile access to enterprise applications
The Zscaler App automatically forwards user traffic to the Zscaler cloud and ensures that security and access policies are enforced, regardless of device, location or application. The app automatically determines if a user is looking to access the open internet, a SaaS app or an internal app running in public, private or the datacenter and routes mobile traffic through the appropriate Zscaler security service. The client supports both Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) as well as Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) by default, allowing teams to combine best in class internet security with zero trust access to internal apps.Read the Datasheet
Benefits of Z-App
One app for all your mobile access needs
Auto-routes traffic for seamless user experience
By default Zscaler app routes mobile traffic through Zscaler Cloud for secure access and optimal route. It can also detect trusted networks and captive portals to prioritize user experience.
Fingerprint devices for mapping to specific users
Uses criteria like device model, platform and OS to ensure devices are mapped to specific users. If credentials fall into the wrong hands, security remains intact.
Dashboard for visibility and device usage
The Zscaler Application Portal allows admins to view data for devices with Z-app deployed and manage policies specifically for Zscaler app.
Support for a variety of devices and OSs
Zscaler apps supports the majority of platforms including iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS.
Enforced enrollment and use of Zscaler App
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 secured.
Seamless deployment via auto install and MDM
Easily deploy the app onto endpoint devices to minimize user friction, via MDM or MSFT InTune. Silent deployment auto-installs client and SSL certificates onto device during enrollment.
View and control which user devices
are connecting to your apps
The Zscaler Application admin portal gives IT full visibility into device data. IT can view the number of Zscaler app licenses subscribed vs. used, breakdown of devices model, OS, policy status, and specific users who have Zscaler application deployed. They can also set custom security policies from the portal.
Strengthen mobile security with device fingerprinting
Uniquely identify all devices and map them to your specific users. This allows IT to enhance visibility and reporting while making it easier to act on information. By coupling user credentials with a specific device IT can deepen the level of mobile security they provide, and protect against stolen credentials being used to impersonated authorized users.
Seamless device enrollment and user experience
The entire process for getting Zscaler App deployed onto your user devices is easy and scalable. The user login process is frictionless and key integrations with MDM providers, Microsoft InTune, LDAP, ADFS and more make a typically frustrating and timely process amiable and fast. IT can even silently roll out Zscaler app onto devices without prompting users.