Zero Trust Your Cloud Workloads

Stronger security, simpler connectivity and superior application performance for all workload communications without the risk and complexity of VPNs and firewalls.

Challenges with Legacy Networks and Security in the Cloud

Extend the Corporate WAN to the Cloud

As enterprises deploy workloads to the cloud they also extend their use of legacy networks and security to enable communications between workloads across multi-cloud environments and to the internet. The use legacy firewalls and VPNs creates a mesh network which becomes increasingly difficult to implement, scale and manage while increasing security risk in four areas:

  1. Increased attack surface 
  2. Lateral threat movement
  3. Workload compromise
  4. Data loss
Extend the Corporate WAN to the Cloud

Zero Trust for Cloud Workloads with Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

Zero Trust for Cloud Workloads with Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

Zero Trust architecture is the opposite of network security – there is no routable network with firewalls. Instead, entities are connected directly to each other through a secure exchange. Zscaler pioneered Zero Trust Exchange using this approach to securely connect users to applications.

Now Zscaler is extending its proven Zero Trust Exchange to secure cloud workloads with Workload Communications to enable Zero Trust for Cloud Workloads. With customer defined policies, Workload Communications specifies which workload can communicate with another workload in any region of any cloud provider, over any network – in both hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Zero Trust for Cloud Workloads with Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

Secure all workload communications

Extend zero trust principles to cloud workloads, giving organizations unparalleled flexibility in connecting applications within across environments with confidence.

Applications to internet communications

Applications to internet communications

Cloud applications can now access any internet or SaaS destination, such as 3rd party APIs, software updates, etc. with a scalable, reliable security solution that inspects all transactions, applying advanced threat prevention and data loss protection controls.

Applications to internet communications

Application to application across environments

Application to application across environments

Workloads in one public cloud can now securely communicate with any cloud, public or private. Communications across VPCs, zones, and regions on the same cloud are supported. There’s no need for VPNs or complex, bespoke cloud routing, which add risk and complexity.

Application to application across environments

Application to application within environments

Application to application within environments

Secure process-to-process communications to achieve microsegmentation with no changes to the application or the network. Segmentation policies automatically recommended using machine learning.

Application to application within environments

Move away from legacy network security to modern cloud workload security

Overcome the limitations of full-mesh VPNs, firewalls and WAN extensions which expand the attack surface, allow threats to move laterally, and increase operational complexity.

Zero Attack Surface

Zero Attack Surface

Connect workloads directly to each other instead of with legacy approaches that connect networks together which increase the number of entry points for attack.

No Lateral Movement

No Lateral Movement

By eliminating the attack surface, bad actors can no longer enter and move across the corporate network.

Simplified Connectivity

Simplified Connectivity

Modern connectivity works in hybrid cloud environments while avoiding the complexity of legacy networking, firewalls, and VPNs that require constant oversight and manual effort.

Data Loss Prevention

Data Loss Prevention

 Identity-based protection along with direct connectivity ensures that data reaches its designated destination.

How leaders are achieving zero trust cloud connectivity

 

Learn why Siemens is applying zero trust architecture to secure their cloud workloads

 

Hear how AWS and Zscaler are working together to secure cloud workloads

Join the Zscaler customers benefiting from cloud connectivity

Siemens

"We gain visibility into the public cloud, achieve compliance, and lower costs by not backhauling traffic, and simultaneously reduce data center resource consumption.”

Rui Cabeço, IT Service Group Manager & Global Outbound Connectivity Lead, Siemens.

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randstad
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