Comparing Cloudflare vs. Zscaler

Which better fuels transformation?

Don’t lock yourself out of your own future. Cloudflare helps you move quickly and nimbly as the future of networking evolves.

Simple deployment, network resiliency, and quick innovation provide a stronger foundation for true transformation of networking, security, and applications.

Three reasons customers choose Cloudflare over Zscaler

Simpler, more flexible architecture

Simpler, more flexible architecture

Cloudflare customers value a uniform and composable platform for easy setup and operations. They do not want piecemeal services that lead to a more time-consuming, error-prone experience.

Trusted, secure connectivity

Trusted, secure connectivity

The Cloudflare global network is built with end-to-end traffic automation for reliability and performance that customers trust. No one wants manual connectivity to many cloud networks that forces security tradeoffs.

Faster, future-proof innovation

Faster, future-proof innovation

Cloudflare is architected to integrate innovations into the same network that customers use to evolve fast. No one wants new services bolted on or stagnating adoption of new standards that delays their future.

Fast-track your journey to secure, any-to-any connectivity

While Zero Trust principles remain the same across providers, implementation and ROI vary widely. Cloudflare uniformly connects and secures end-to-end using one network and control plane to provide a better experience for both your IT practitioners and end users.

  • Who would pick siloed services as a first choice? No one. That is why all Cloudflare on-ramps and edge services actually work together.
  • Don’t wait weeks on white-glove support to start adoption. Our services platform is composable, so in just minutes and hours you are solving real use cases.
  • Avoid bloated virtual machine deployment logistics. Speed setup time with software-only connectors and one-time integrations.

Only a better Internet can consistently protect your business

Today, roughly 20% of all websites are routed through the Cloudflare network — using the same proxies that deliver Zero Trust for your business. Our end-to-end traffic automation ensures reliable and scalable network connectivity with consistent protection from any location.

  • Security should not feel like a puzzle. Every edge service is built to run in every network location, available to every customer.
  • We feature a 100% uptime SLA for paid plans that only an Anycast architecture can deliver. Other vendors cannot just add this to their platform later.
  • Direct private interconnects keep your traffic away from the public Internet. This should be non-negotiable, but Zscaler does not offer it.

Relentlessly stay ahead of modern business needs to secure your future

Our future-proof architecture helps us build and ship very quickly — something we have established a solid reputation around. Check out our blog for proof! Pick a customer-led, agile provider with a lightning-fast rate of change to innovate new networking, security, and application capabilities.

  • We have one composable, developer-friendly cloud platform — not multiple fragmented clouds — that is extensible with any future edge service.
  • We achieve rapid, native adoption of new Internet and security standards.
  • Our history of technical prowess and growth speaks for itself, and our foundation provides extreme optionality.

Adopt Zero Trust & SASE at your own pace

Resources

Comparison Brief: Cloudflare vs. Zscaler

Share with your teams the details on how Cloudflare stacks up.

Which better fuels transformation?

PDF: Cloudflare vs. Zscaler Deep Dive

37 comparison criteria are organized into five groups: Internet-native network platform, cloud-native service platform, services to adopt a SASE architecture, services to extend Zero Trust, SSE, SASE, and beyond (the current definitions of these market trends), and network on-ramps.

PDF: Cloudflare Zero Trust

Cloudflare Zero Trust is a security platform that increases visibility, eliminates complexity, and reduces risks as remote and office users connect to applications and the Internet. In a single-pass architecture, traffic is verified, filtered, inspected, and isolated from threats.

PDF: Cloudflare One

Cloudflare’s SASE platform, Cloudflare One, is a Zero Trust network-as-a-service built on a single, unified Internet-native network platform. It places identity-based security controls, firewall, WAN-as-a-Service and more close to users everywhere on Earth, helping them quickly and securely connect to any enterprise resource.

Why wait and pay to try Zscaler when you can start our free plan in minutes?

We are not just claiming that our Zero Trust solution is simple — you can see for yourself. Sign up for a free plan today and truly experience how it works.