Zscaler private access (ZPA)

Legacy networking and security approaches lack the power and stability to support today’s hybrid workforce. The process of connecting users to private apps has subsequently shifted to the Cloud, with access gained over the public internet, on any device, from any location.

Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) is at the forefront of this pivot to the Cloud via its next-gen zero-trust network access (ZTNA) platform.

How does Zscaler private access work?

As the world’s top-rated in ZTNA platform, ZPA applies the principles of least privilege to provide users with secure, direct connectivity to private applications running on-premise or in the public Cloud, while eradicating unauthorised access and lateral movement.


Contact us to get the full benefit of Zscaler private access (ZPA):

ZPA is a Cloud-native service built on a holistic security service edge (SSE) framework. Therefore, it can be deployed rapidly to replace legacy VPNs and remote access tools – allowing it to deliver a range of compelling benefits:

✓ Reduced attack surface

✓ First-class user experience

✓ Eliminate lateral movement

✓ Reduce operational complexity

✓ Enforce least-privileged access

✓ Boost hybrid workforce productivity

✓ Mitigate the risk of attacks and data breaches

✓ Extend zero-trust across apps, workloads, and IoT



User-to-app segmentation:

Connect users directly to remote apps through a private micro-tunnel created between the app and user, providing a zero-trust connection, without ever placing the user on the network to eliminate lateral movement.

Risk-based policy engine:

Continuously validate access policies based on user, device, content, and application risk posture with a powerful native policy engine to ensure only valid, authenticated users can access private applications.

App discovery:

Automatically discover and catalog applications and get a granular insight into your private application estate, as well as your potential attack surface.

User-to-device segmentation:

Connect remote employees to IoT/OT devices, with maintenance and troubleshooting using least-privileged access.

App protection:

Stop compromised users and insider threats with automatic protection against the most prevalent Layer 7 web attacks with complete coverage of the OWASP Top 10 attack techniques and full custom signatures support to virtually patch zero-day vulnerabilities. Inline inspection of all private app traffic provides real-time visibility into suspicious user and application behaviour.

Main Benefits

Deliver an exceptional user experience

  • Remote users benefit from a faster, more secure access experience via consistently fast connectivity that doesn’t require a VPN client login.
  • Third-party contractors, vendors, and partners benefit from frictionless access via any device and web browser.
  • Users enrol with their existing SSO login credentials.
  • Admins can proactively detect and resolve end-user performance issues caused by private app access difficulties, network path outages, or network congestion.

Minimise the attack surface

  • ZPA has the power to remove vulnerable VPNs and make apps invisible to the remote client, preventing unauthorised users from finding and attacking them.
  • Removes inbound connectivity and only permits inside-out connections via double encrypted micro tunnels, establishing a secure segment between an authorised user and a specific private app.
  • Reduces the attack surface by enabling teams to automatically discover and segment malicious applications, services, and workloads via application discovery.

Eliminate lateral movement

  • Least-privileged connectivity ensures application access is granted on a one-to-one basis by an authorised user, eliminating lateral movement between apps or across the network.
  • Apps accessed via ZPA are protected by a security gateway making the company’s internal network invisible to the ZPA user while granting them access to the required applications.

Prevent compromised users, insider threats, and advanced attackers

  • Minimises third-party and bring your own device (BYOD) risks by providing fully isolated access to applications.
  • Deploys decoy apps and enables security teams to restrict active in-network threats by preventing compromised users from accessing resources.

A unified platform for secure access across apps, workloads, and devices

  • Extend zero trust across private apps, workloads, and OT/IoT devices. This simplifies and integrates multiple disjointed remote access tools and conflates security and access policies to prevent breaches and reduce operational complexity.