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Unleash the Full Power of Zscaler Security for Your Mobile Users

Zscaler Client Connector, formerly Zscaler App (Z App), enforces security and policy control for millions of devices worldwide


The number of BYOD and managed devices being used for work continues to grow each year. This places pressure on IT as they now must be able to secure these devices as they access the internet, SaaS and internal applications. But securing traffic to different types of apps is often complex for IT and forces end users to actually think about how to do it, hampering the ability to deliver a seamless user experience.

  • Complex policies must be created to provide devices with access to apps.
  • VPNs are required for access to internal applications.
  • The poor user experience leads to frustration and the use of workarounds.
  • Mobile security solutions are often incompatible with existing MDMs.
  • Mobile security solutions are unable to support a variety of devices and OSs.

Client Connector (formerly Z App)


Client Connector automatically forwards user traffic to the Zscaler cloud and ensures that security and access policies are enforced, regardless of device, location, or application. The app automatically determines if a user is looking to access the open internet, a SaaS app, or an internal app running in a public or private cloud or the data center, and routes mobile traffic through the appropriate Zscaler security service. Client Connector supports both Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) by default, allowing teams to combine best-in-class internet security with zero trust access to internal apps.


Benefits of Client Connector



By default, Client Connector routes mobile traffic through the Zscaler cloud for secure access and the optimal route. It can also detect trusted networks and captive portals to prioritize the user experience.


It uses criteria, such as device model, platform, and OS, to ensure devices are mapped to specific users. If credentials fall into the wrong hands, security remains intact.


The Client Connector portal allows admins to view data for devices with Client Connector deployed and manage policies specifically for Client Connector.


Client Connector supports the majority of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS.

Enforced enrollment and use of Client Connector

IT can require the enrollment of user devices prior to accessing apps. It can prevent users from turning off Client Connector to ensure all mobile traffic is secured.


Easily deploy the Client Connector app onto endpoint devices to minimize user friction via MDM or Microsoft Intune. Silent deployment auto-installs client and SSL certificates onto device during enrollment.

See how Client Connector secures traffic for 10,000 users at NOV.


Client Connector combines the security of ZIA and ZPA for 5,000 users at MAN Energy Solutions.



The Zscaler admin portal gives IT full visibility into device data. IT can view the number of Client Connector licenses subscribed vs. used, the breakdown of device models, OSs, policy status, and specific users who have Client Connector deployed. They can also set custom security policies from the portal.




The entire process for getting Client Connector deployed onto your user devices is easy and scalable. The user login process is frictionless, and key integrations with MDM providers, Microsoft Intune, LDAP, ADFS, and more make a typically frustrating and time-consuming process simple and fast. IT can even silently roll out Client Connector onto devices without prompting users.

Get Client Connector

It’s time for you to take action. Client Connector is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. You will find the free download links for each below.



Client Connector (formerly Z App)



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