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The Fast, Smart, Secure Way
to Interconnect your Clouds

Enable hassle-free app-to-app connections across clouds,
the internet, and on-premises environments.

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Zscaler Workload Communications

Establish fast and secure cloud connectivity without the cost and complexity of network security appliances. Built on top of the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange, Workload Communications provides secure internet access and zero trust connectivity between cloud applications. Zscaler sees workloads as analogous to users so the same ZIA and ZPA secure, zero trust access policies are applied to workloads too.

Simplified Policy Management with Zscaler Cloud Connector

Simplified Policy Management

Create identity-centric policies to control application traffic without the need to backhaul, redistribute routes, or track overlapping IP addresses across clouds.

Zscaler Cloud Connector provide better visibility and control

Better Visibility
and Control

Monitor your inter-cloud application communications with audit-compliant traffic-forwarding logs and access logs in real time.

Resilient Cloud Infrastructure with Zscaler Cloud Connector

Resilient Cloud Infrastructure

Deliver automated multi- and hybrid-cloud connectivity. The scalability and availability to handle surge demand without impacting production applications.

Low  Operational Costs with Zscaler Cloud Connector

Operational Costs

Eliminate hidden transit costs and bespoke networking design architectures to connect applications across clouds.

How Zscaler Workload Communications Works

1. Cloud Connector

  • A component of Workload Communications that is provisioned in front of a VPC or VNET in AWS or Azure

  • Creates inside-out DTLS connections to a connection broker in the Zero Trust Exchange

  • Workload traffic is sent using the DTLS connections to the Zero Trust Exchange where security and policies are applied

2. Zero Trust Exchange

  • Unique direct-to-cloud architecture with a global footprint of 150+ data centers

  • Provides a unified control plane with simplified business policy management to enable secure traffic forwarding, internet access, and app-to-app connections across multi- and hybrid-clouds

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Suggested Resources


Zscaler Workload Communications at a glance


The 2020 State of Cloud (In)Security


Cloud-to-Internet Communications: Six Key Challenges


How to Extend Zero Trust to Your Cloud Workloads