CASB Regional Connectivity Performance Zscaler

by | Sep 27, 2022 | Application Performance, Network Performance, Videos

Benchmark, select, optimize and troubleshoot SASE/CASB security deployments with integrated digital experience and network path performance monitoring capabilities

Thierry Notermans

Thierry Notermans

Chief Product Officer & Chief Information Security Officer

In this short video, I will show you how you can quickly benchmark cloud access security brokers (CASBs). I will take the Kadiska website as an example. The first question I may have is how do users connect to the Kadiska website?

In this view you see users that are directly connecting to the Kadiska website without using any third-party service. You see their location and you can also identify the operators they are connected to so that you can benchmark the different local operators.

But what I would like to do is benchmark the cloud access security brokers (CASBs). Here you see the list of the different CASBs that are used by users, the users’ locations, and the connectivity performance. You can immediately see that Zscaler for users that are connecting from Asia does not perform so well.

The question you may have next is what about Zscaler delivering services for other users located elsewhere?

Here, I simply filter on Zscaler. And here you have the performances of Zscaler delivering service to users from all over the world. You can see that the service is not so great for users located in Asia. But the service is quite good for users that are located in South America.

Let’s compare Zscaler to other players, especially for users that are located in Asia. To do that, I go back to the filter. I will now focus on Asia, and I will remove the Zscaler filter. Here you see Zscaler compared to performance of Netscope, Microsoft and Cisco. You can see that Zscaler compared to other players does not perform so well.

What about remote users then? Here you have the remote users that are connecting to the Kadiska website from Asia, and you see the connectivity performance compared to Zscaler, so that you can immediately see the impact on performance that connecting through Zscaler can have when users connect to the Kadiska website from Asia.


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