How does ZCC control traffic on end device?


I’m having trouble understanding how client connector direct traffic to zscaler cloud. I read somewhere that it leverages Pac file to do so, but my understanding is that Pac file only applies to web browser traffic.

Any clarification on this topic would be helpful.


A lot to unpack there for sure. There is a section on our help site that might help expand a bit for you. About halfway down is a section titled ‘How Does the ZCC Work’

Summary: The ZCC creates a new network adapter on the machine that then redirects all traffic by default to the geo-specific ZIA Public Edge. You can use PAC files to modify the traffic forwarding behavior.

That certainly is a bit “hidden”. i missed it couple times.

Does this mean when i enabled zcc on my laptop. It would create a default route that point to the network adapter?