The need for change
The remote access VPN was built in the network-centric world, when apps existed solely in the data center and a security perimeter around the castle was all you needed. But now the adoption of cloud has extended the perimeter to the internet, and mobility has skyrocketed. Remote access VPNs fail to deliver the zero trust security, visibility, and experience required in this new era of transformation.
Embracing a better alternative
Users now access applications from unmanaged devices and unsecured networks. Many enterprises have realized that allowing users to connect to the network is no longer a viable option. Gone are the days of the castle-and-moat architecture, as zero trust has become the preferred security model. This shift has led to the adoption of software-defined perimeter (SDP) services.
But why is SDP the better alternative to VPN?
Remote users no longer have to log in to a VPN each time they want to access an application. It just works.
Application access no longer places the network at risk. Instead, the cloud service brokers a connection between a specific app and authorized user.
SDPs are cloud-based and require no appliances, ACLs, or firewall policies to manage.
Zero trust remote access to applications, with Zscaler
Learn how Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) replaces remote access VPNs and gives employees the experience they want, with the security you need.
- Fast and seamless user experience
- 100% software defined—no virtual or physical appliances
- Application segmentation without complex network segmentation
The benefits of VPN replacement
Ability to embrace a zero trust security model
Simple implementation and management
Reduced inbound gateway costs
Experience the software-defined perimeter for yourself
Take Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) for a test drive with our free 7-day hosted demo. You’ll witness, first-hand, why many enterprises are replacing remote access VPN with SDP.Free Demo
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