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Unleash the Full Power of Zscaler Security for Your Mobile Users

Zscaler Client Connector, formerly Zscaler App (Z App), enforces security and policy control for millions of devices worldwide

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 end users to actually think about how to do it, hampering the ability to deliver a seamless user experience.

Common issues include
  • Complex policies must be created to provide devices with access to apps.
  • VPNs are required for access to internal applications.
  • The poor user experience leads to frustration and the use of workarounds.
  • Mobile security solutions are often incompatible with existing MDMs.
  • Mobile security solutions are unable to support a variety of devices and OSs.
challenge of enforcing secure mobile access

Client Connector (formerly Z App)

A single app to enforce secure mobile access to enterprise applications

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. The app automatically 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, and routes mobile traffic through the appropriate Zscaler security service. Client Connector supports both Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) by default, allowing teams to combine best-in-class internet security with zero trust access to internal apps.
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 mobile access needs

Auto-routes traffic for seamless user experience

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.

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

Support for a variety of devices and OSs

Zscaler Client Connector supports the majority of platforms including iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS.

Enforced enrollment and use 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.

Seamless deployment via auto install and MDM

Easily deploy the Client Connector app onto endpoint devices to minimize user friction via MDM or Microsoft Intune. 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.

View and control which user devices are connecting to your apps

The Zscaler admin portal gives IT full visibility into device data. IT can view the number of Client Connector licenses subscribed vs. used, the breakdown of device models, OSs, policy status, and specific users who have Client Connector deployed. They can also set custom security policies from the portal.

Zscaler CLient Connector Enhanced device-level reporting gives you complete visibility into all user devices, anywhere. You can see details about device, OS, users, and traffic at a glance, and easily drill down to specifics

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 impersonate authorized users.

Zscaler Client Connector detailed fingerprinting enhances visibility and reporting, making it easier to act on information.

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Seamless device enrollment and user experience

The entire process for getting Client Connector 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 time-consuming process simple and fast. IT can even silently roll out Client Connector onto devices without prompting users.

Zscaler Client Connector provides seamless device enrollment and user experience
Zscaler Client Connector user login process is frictionless

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,
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