Application Control

Application Control

With Zscaler organizations can ensure advanced security and data loss prevention while providing in-depth visibility and granular user level policy controls for cloud applications.

As core business functions like sales, marketing automation, HR and accounting move to the cloud, IT organizations are faced with a new set of challenges– ranging from new threat vectors and inappropriate data exposure to decreased employee productivity. Harnessing the power of Web 2.0 technologies requires more than simple visibility into clod app usage. It requires the ability to set acceptable usage policies, ensure compliance and protect against advanced threats. That is what Zscaler provides.

Advanced Security

Zscaler applies its comprehensive suite of security services, including protection against advanced persistent threats (APTs) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for outbound traffic, to cloud applications even for SSL encrypted sessions. Zscaler’s cloud architecture ensures continuous coverage and up-to-date security protection for all users across its network.

Comprehensive Traffic Visibility

Zscaler’s unified reporting console provides real time and detailed reporting on cloud applications used within the organization. Administrators can get detailed information on multiple attributesat the user and department level, and run reports on an ad-hoc orperiodic basis. This helps set application usage policy and bandwidth capacity planning as well as security and compliance eventanalysis.

Granular Application Control

As cloud applications continue to become more mainstream, managing which employees have access and controlling privileges such as the ability to download or write to these applications is critical. With Zscaler, administrators can set granular user level controls for cloud applications defining what kind of access is allowed, for whom and when. For example, organizations might define an acceptable use policy that lets all employees view Facebook for a certain number of hours per day, but only allow approved employees to post content. Similarly, an organization might provide access to all its employees to YouTube to watch training videos, but only allow certain employees the ability to upload videos.

Bandwidth Management

Web 2.0 applications accessed from inside the enterprise, for example to stream videos and participate in Web-based games, can consume a great deal of network resources if left unchecked. Heavy use can slow mission-critical communications and applications running on a network– reducing worker productivity and forcing businesses to purchase unneeded bandwidth.

By using Zscaler’s bandwidth control functions, organizations can allocate bandwidth by application type, location or on a time-sensitive basis to ensure that business critical apps like SalesForce and Office365 are prioritized over social media applications.