Biggest challenges to security resilience

Security underpins everything, but organizations are still trying to find a balance in a multi-environment IT reality where everything is always on and always connected. This comes with hard-to-secure challenges like:

  1. Mobility. Today’s users work everywhere. And if they’re off-network and don’t use the VPN, their devices are vulnerable to malware.
  2. Branch offices. Instead of backhauling traffic to corporate, more branch offices now connect directly to the internet, leaving devices and data vulnerable due to insufficient on-site security. As companies shift toward software-defined WAN to reduce MPLS costs and boost performance, cloud-delivered security becomes even more critical.
  3. Cloud-based apps. When business units tap innovative cloud services for competitive advantage, they place corporate data outside the perimeter. But you can’t protect what you can’t see.
  4. New threats. Today’s security threats are more complex, more numerous, and more dangerous than ever before, especially for already-strapped IT security teams.
  5. BYOD. When visitors and employees use personal devices to connect on-site, your Wi-Fi can inadvertently open the door to malicious files. Internet of Things (IoT). Smart devices and endpoints continue to proliferate, while threats evolve alongside them.

Traditional security might be outdated security

The environments we work in will only continue to change, grow, and evolve. Acknowledging uncertainty means embracing flexibility. Unfortunately, most traditional security solutions are anything but.

A modern security environment should be able to:

  • See more. SaaS apps and cloud services that are so effective from a productivity standpoint provide little visibility into user activity, so sensitive company, employee, or customer data can be uploaded to and shared in the cloud without your IT team knowing about it — or controlling it.
  • Anticipate what’s next. With traditional security, threat intelligence is derived from static reputation scores issued after threats have been detected. Emerging threats and threats that are still in the staging process remain undetected.
  • Close the gaps. Traditional solutions often offer limited integration. Most companies have solutions from several security vendors, with teams that typically work in silos. This leads to the messy process of trying reconcile, synthesize, and prioritize alerts without a coherent overview of your environment.

Introducing the secure internet gateway

A secure internet gateway is a single platform that provides 360-degree security for access to and use of the cloud, SaaS applications, branch offices, and endpoints, wherever your users work, on- and off-network. How? By delivering a secure on-ramp to the internet that offers these critical capabilities.

Features and benefits

  • Protection against threats over all ports and protocols, on and off the corporate network.
  • Gain visibility and enforcement everywhere, even when users are off the VPN, without adding any latency.
  • Proxy-based inspection of risky domains, including URL and file inspection, and advanced malware protection.
  • Block more threats with deeper inspection of risky traffic—without impacting end users.
  • Open-platform and bidirectional APIs to integrate with your existing security stack.
  • Gain more value from existing investments, extend protection everywhere, and easily enable security for networks transforming through SD-WAN adoption.

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Are Secure Web Gateways Outdated?

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