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We performed a comparison between Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation and Zscaler Internet Access based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud and Data Center Security solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation vs. Zscaler Internet Access report (Updated: August 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The Explorer allows you to know the traffic between source and destination.""The most valuable feature of Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is monitoring. When I have no requirement from the other application, I can use the web block traffic to build."

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"We don't have to buy equipment to use it. And when our engineers set it up on our side, we just configured a few settings and we were in.""The cloud proxy and integration are some of the key features. Since there is cloud waste, we can quickly provision it and start working on the configuration. On top of that, they have added a few more features. They have integrated CASB, and file sandboxing is part of it.""For our needs, the cloud-native proxy architecture is a very good solution. We are moving away from on-prem appliances and moving more toward cloud-based solutions. Zscaler is a good fit for our strategy. This architecture helps with cyber threats because we inspect most of the traffic and we can see that a lot of threats are stopped directly in the secure web gateway.""Zscaler Internet Access protects using data loss prevention. If you have a CASB exposing your cloud out into the network, then Zscaler Internet Access will go ahead and control that unknown cloud application in the CASB, protecting it. There is also data detection with exact data match. This improves the data coming into your cloud so you are protecting it.""Zscaler Internet Access's roaming user feature is most valuable and is much better compared to other secure web gateways.""The most valuable features I found in Zscaler Internet Access are the restriction of users for a particular URL, the security feature related to stopping DDoS, and the VPN.""The security is excellent.""Overall, we're very happy with our product."

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Cons
"Illumio Adaptive Security Platform could improve by supporting more operating systems. For example, Cisco and Apache appliances.""The customer service is lagging a bit. It could be better."

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"The price of the solution could be improved.""The main issue with Zscaler Internet Access is proxy IP detection, which sometimes makes sites inaccessible.""In terms of user experience, it could be better.""The reporting functionality could be a bit easier to use. There is a reporting function, but it's quite hard to do any good reporting, from a user-management perspective. For example, if a department manager wants to know how his department is using the web, there is a way to get the data, but it's quite cumbersome to get it and show it well. And that's true for comparing between departments.""The interface for administration could be better. They should upgrade the management portal.""They could provide more time for the onboarding the training of an IT person.""There are a few features that are not compatible with the Azure cloud.""I would like to see more training and video documentation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a subscription needed to use Illumio Adaptive Security Platform and we pay every three years. Overall the solution is expensive."
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  • "The pricing is fair based on its competitive market."
  • "The price is competitive. It's not cheap and it's not expensive."
  • "The pricing for Zscaler Internet Access could be made cheaper."
  • "The price of Zscaler Internet Access should improve, it is expensive."
  • "We have found the solution to be expensive."
  • "Licenses are available on a per-host basis. Some features like sandboxing require an additional fee, but most standard features are included in the license."
  • "We pay around 6,500 INR per user per year, which is very expensive. I would rate Zscaler's pricing one out of five."
  • "Because it's a cloud solution, we pay on a yearly basis. It is affordable and includes tech support and all features."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is monitoring. When I have no requirement from the other application, I can use the web block traffic to build.
    Top Answer:There is a subscription needed to use Illumio Adaptive Security Platform and we pay every three years. Overall the solution is expensive.
    Top Answer:Illumio Adaptive Security Platform could improve by supporting more operating systems. For example, Cisco and Apache appliances.
    Top Answer: Cisco Umbrella and Zscaler Internet Access are two broad-spectrum Internet security solutions that I have tried. Zscaler Internet Access is a good option for carrying out multiple security… more »
    Top Answer:We researched Netskope but ultimately chose Zscaler. Netskope is a cloud access security broker that helps identify and manage cloud applications, protecting your sensitive data from exfiltration.… more »
    Top Answer:The solution replaces multiple vendor technologies with one which makes it worth the cost.
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    Also Known As
    Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Illumio ASP
    ZIA
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    Overview
    One Platform. One Console. Any Environment. Protect workloads and devices with the industry’s first cloud-to-ground Zero Trust Segmentation platform. See how workloads communicate, create policies to allow or deny communications across hybrid IT, and isolate assets to stop the spread of a breach.

    Zscaler Internet Access is a cloud-native security service edge (SSE) platform. Its main purpose is to provide AI-powered protection for all users, all applications, and all locations. The solution replaces other legacy network security solutions to stop advanced attacks and prevent data loss by using a comprehensive zero trust approach.

    Zscaler Internet Access Features

    Zscaler Internet Access has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Proxy (native SSL)
    • IPS and advanced protection
    • Cloud sandbox
    • DNS security
    • Cloud firewall
    • URL filtering
    • Bandwidth control
    • DNS filtering
    • Cloud DLP w/EDM and IDM
    • Cloud access security broker (CASB)
    • Cloud security posture management (CSPM)
    • CloudBrowser isolation
    • Cloud secure web gateway (SWG)
    • Zero trust network access (ZTNA)
    • Digital experience monitoring

    Zscaler Internet Access Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Zscaler Internet Access. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Fast access with zero infrastructure: Zscaler Internet Access creates a fast, seamless user experience because of its direct-to-cloud architecture. With no infrastructure, Zscaler Internet Access helps you eliminate backhauling, which improves performance and simplifies network administration.
    • Threat intelligence: By using threat intelligence, Zscaler Internet Access can stop ransomware, zero-day malware, and advanced attacks via Inline inspection of all internet traffic, including SSL decryption, and a suite of AI-powered cloud security services. 
    • Consistent security: With Zscaler Internet Access, your security policy goes everywhere your users go. When you move security to the cloud, all users, applications, devices, and locations remain protected and secure based on identity and context.
    • Hybrid workforce: Zscaler Internet Access enables secure access to all external and internal apps from anywhere, so remote work is not an issue. You can also enforce business policies that follow the user, making security identical regardless of location.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Zscaler Internet Access users.

    A Service Manager at a construction company says, "There are a bunch of different capabilities that are valuable within the platform. We use quite a lot of them, but not everything. The ones that are most important to us are the URL Filtering and the application control. For our needs, the cloud-native proxy architecture is a very good solution. This architecture helps with cyber threats because we inspect most of the traffic and we can see that a lot of threats are stopped directly in the secure web gateway."

    Owen N., Security Architect at Claro Enterprise Solutions, explains that the solution’s most valuable features include “The integration of the gateway that inspects all ports and protocols. So, there is threat prevention; The cloud sandbox; VNS security; Access control that will protect URL filtering and the cloud firewall; Data protection that will protect your gateway, like your CASB or your cloud DLP; The capabilities of this will point your traffic to Zscaler Cloud.”

    An Architecture Senior Manager at an insurance company mentions, "The data loss prevention feature is the most valuable. It stops our users from inadvertently leaking our customers' data to the Internet or anywhere else it shouldn't go." He also adds, “The solution provides quick access to cloud services, securing our data and allowing us to inspect all our traffic.”

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    Sample Customers
    Plantronics, NTT Innovation Institute Inc.
    Ulster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access is ranked 2nd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 21 reviews. Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation is rated 8.0, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation writes "Great auto policy writing and good mapping with an easy setup process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Internet Access writes " AI decision-making on quarantined documents reduces manual work". Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation is most compared with Guardicore Centra, Cisco Secure Workload, VMware NSX, Forescout Platform and Appgate SDP, whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Netskope CASB, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager.

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