Cloud applications and social media are changing the way companies do business. Core business functions like sales, marketing automation, HR and accounting are moving to the cloud. Most companies now have corporate Facebook and Twitter accounts, due to BYOD, employees increasingly have a mix of personal and business apps on their devices.
Traditional security appliances typically take an all or nothing approach, using URL filtering to block blocking access to some sites and applications completely, while mobile users and devices simply bypass security appliances and go directly to the cloud, leaving users unprotected.
With Zscaler, IT organizations can easily manage application usage—providing the right access to the right employee—so that companies can effectively leverage the benefits of cloud applications and social media, while reducing security risks.
Granular Application Control with Maximum Visibility:
Zscaler gives IT organizations immediate, clear visibility into which applications are being used in the enterprise.
Unlike traditional solutions that block applications altogether, Zscaler offers granular, flexible and comprehensive policy-based controls by:
- Application, department, user, or location
- Action, such as the ability to view social networking sites, but not post to them.
- Time and volume quotas
Cloud 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. For example, Box.net usage should be fine but no company confidential information should be stored there.
Manage Webmail Policies
Webmail and IM create corporate or legal liability through data leakage of confidential data in file attachments, which are often not monitored by traditional email gateway solutions. With Zscaler, IT organizations can allow access to selected Webmail applications, such as Gmail, but block users from attaching files, which increase the risk of data leakage.
Manage Social Networking Use
Zscaler makes it easy for businesses to manage Web 2.0 apps and social media usage. 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.
Leverages Zscaler’s Security Cloud
Zscaler’s Application Control leverages the full power of the Zscaler Security Cloud.