While Websense was changing its name, we’ve been changing the security landscape.

If you want to build the world’s largest security infrastructure, you look to the experts in R&D, not M&A. And you build it, from day one, in the cloud.

Zscaler - the best cloud alternative to Websense

Switch from Websense and get

up to 6 months of free service.

Join the hundreds of companies that have switched from Websense and other appliance vendors to the secure, 100% cloud-based platform, available only from Zscaler.


Switch to Zscaler for better security at a lower cost

With the ever-evolving security threat landscape, the standard IT countermeasure of investing more in security appliances is flawed. Appliances are expensive, difficult to manage, and they don’t adequately protect the companies that depend on them.



  • 100% SaaS platform – a true cloud solution
  • Comprehensive security – much more than basic URL filtering
  • Real-time, comprehensive reports
  • Up to 80% cost savings vs. appliances

Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations,
including 50 of the Fortune 500


Top 4 Reasons for why Zscaler is the best alternative to Websense

Zscaler - the best cloud alternative to Websense

100% SaaS platform — a true cloud solution

With Zscaler’s multi-tenant cloud architecture, there is nothing to install and maintain—no patching, no upgrading and no vendor lock-in. As the only truly integrated cloud security platform, Zscaler is easy to set-up and scale, and is easily extended with built-in firewall and cloud-based sandboxing.

Zscaler - the best cloud alternative to Websense

Much more than basic URL filtering

Zscaler’s cloud infrastructure scans and filters every byte of traffic—including SSL—as it passes to and from the internet. Zscaler security provides advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, traffic shaping, policy management, and threat intelligence through a unified global platform.

Zscaler - the best cloud alternative to Websense

Real-time, comprehensive reports

Enjoy real-time global visibility from a single administrative view. Every request from every user, location and device around the world is available in seconds in our web-based reporting and analytical tools or in your own SIEM.

Zscaler - the best cloud alternative to Websense

Up to 80% cost savings vs. appliances

Because Zscaler is cloud-based, you can save up to 80% of the cost of deploying and managing on-premise web security appliances. And if you are backhauling your web traffic for security inspection, your MPLS costs may be reduced by up to 90%.

Before you can fully benefit from cloud and mobile computing, you need to free yourself from costly, unscalable appliances. Read about the advantages of Zscaler’s 100 percent cloud security platform over appliances and hybrid solutions, like Websense.


Industry experts agree that Zscaler is a leader in cloud security

The SC Awards’ Winner (2016) — Zscaler Best Cloud Computing Security

The SC Awards’ Winner (2016) — Best Cloud Computing Security

Zscaler Cloud Firewall won the Best Cloud Computing Security Solution award by SC Magazine.

For the 7th Consecutive Year Zscaler is named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Zscaler is, once again, in the Gartner Leaders Quadrant with the furthest position for Completeness of Vision.

Zscaler a leader in the Forrester Wave

Get on board! Zscaler a leader in the Forrester Wave

Forrester recognizes Zscaler with highest score among all vendors in the current offering, strategy and market presence categories.

Average risk level results from
people like you: VERY HIGH

Zscaler Security Preview tool checks your level of security with its instant risk assessment

Still not convinced? Find your security gaps.

Check your security with our instant risk assessment, Security Preview. It’s free, confidential and safe. 85% of companies who run this test find vulnerabilities that require immediate attention.