Zero Trust Branch Connectivity

Secure branch connectivity without the risk and complexity of routable networks

Traditional software-defined WAN is insufficient

SD-WAN reduces network costs and simplifies WAN and local internet breakout management, but it doesn’t address some of the critical challenges of legacy hub-and-spoke network and castle-and-moat security architectures.

Internet attack surface
Every internet-facing firewall can be discovered and attacked.
Lateral threat movement
Site-to-site VPNs create a large routable network, and a single infected device can infect everything on the network.
Routing complexity
A mesh of site-to-site VPNs connecting branches, factories, and data centers increases routing and operational complexity.

Zero trust connectivity, extended to the branch

We pioneered the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ as a highly available, globally distributed security service edge (SSE) that uses zero trust connectivity to secure user, branch, data center, and public cloud (IaaS/PaaS) communications over a non-routable WAN. Branch Connector joins Client Connector and Cloud Connector in extending our Zero Trust Connectivity suite.

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Minimize the internet attack surface
Private applications sit behind the Zero Trust Exchange, where they can’t be discovered or attacked from the internet.
Eliminate lateral threat movement
Connections are made directly to applications, not the network.
Reduce operational complexity
The Zero Trust Exchange uses business policies to broker connections over non-routable networks.
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Seven Elements of Highly Successful Zero Trust Architecture

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We are enabling work from anywhere and want to achieve zero trust connectivity for all our branches and factories with IoT and OT systems.

“Zero Trust SD-WAN will allow us to minimize our internet attack surface, prevent the lateral movement of threats on our network, and simplify branch connectivity. This, in combination with policy automation and experience monitoring as part of the Zscaler platform, will help us achieve operational excellence.”

—Rui Cabeço, Service Group Mgr., Outbound Connectivity, Siemens

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Secure access service edge built on a zero trust architecture

Secure access service edge (SASE), a framework developed by Gartner, addresses edge connectivity and security requirements to guide enterprises through their digital transformation. The Zero Trust Exchange provides the foundation for SASE adoption and secure digital transformation by enforcing the principles of zero trust.

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Zscaler integrates with leading branch connectivity providers

API integrations automate tunnel creation to the closest Zscaler data center for simplified deployment.

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Zero Trust Branch Connectivity in action

API integrations automate tunnel creation to the closest Zscaler data center for simplified deployment.

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Use zero trust to enable users to access all applications—internet/SaaS or private apps—over the internet.

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Eliminate complex site-to-site VPNs for app-to-app and machine-to-machine access.

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Simplify and secure integrations between workforces, app hosting environments, and shared resource access across your ecosystem.

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Enable your users, servers, and IoT/OT devices to communicate directly—independent of the underlying corporate network, VPN, or WAN.

Learn and explore resources

Zscaler Zero Trust Branch Connectivity
Zscaler Zero Trust Branch Connectivity
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Why SD-WAN Requires a New Approach to Security
Why SD-WAN Requires a New Approach to Security
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Enabling the Agile Branch | Zscaler Solutions | eBook
Enabling the Agile Branch | Zscaler Solutions | eBook
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