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Six Key Characteristics of a Modern Secure Web Gateway

By Bitglass  |  April 13, 2021 at 4:52 AM  | 
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As we head into the second quarter of 2021 and mark a full year of remote work for many organizations, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation globally and changed the future of work — likely permanently. A recent Harvard Business School Online survey showed that the vast majority (81%) of employees want to continue remote work even after the pandemic, with many reporting improved productivity while working from home. 

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Bitglass Security Spotlight: DHS Emails Compromised in SolarWinds Attacks and Major Firms Disclose Breaches

By Bitglass  |  April 8, 2021 at 4:51 AM  | 
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Here are the top stories of recent weeks:

  • Russian Hackers Gained Emails from Top DHS Officials Through SolarWinds Attack  
  • Black Kingdom Ransomware Found on 1.5K Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers 
  • Shell Discloses Data Breach Due to Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance Hack 
  • Indian Mobile Payments Platform MobiKwik Loses 8TB of Data but Denies Breach
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Hackers Targeting US Government Agencies and Launching Innovative Attacks

By Bitglass  |  March 23, 2021 at 5:03 AM  | 
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Here are the top stories of recent weeks:

  • FBI Warns Of BEC Attacks Targeting US Government Organizations
  • Highly Sophisticated Attackers Use 11 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities to Infect Patched Windows, iOS, and Android Devices 
  • Hackers Steal Credit Card Data By Hiding Data in JPG Files to Avoid Detection
  • B2B Sales Portal Exposes 1.5 Million Sensitive Records 
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Do CASBs and Cloud SWGs Compete?

By Bitglass  |  March 17, 2021 at 4:37 AM  | 

Full_Logo_Raster.pngI'm frequently asked whether Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) compete. After all, they're both proxies, they both offer data & threat protection, they're both cloud-based (some SWGs), and both are gradually replacing firewalls in a lot of enterprise environments. Sounds similar, so they must be competitive, right? Actually, they serve as complements for two very different use cases. 

As cloud-based SWG vendors add more capabilities, they are starting to look more and more promising as a direct replacement for a firewall. By that, I mean that for the same use case (network/perimeter protection), you can use either a firewall or cloud-SWG - they are simply delivering network security services via the cloud (in Bitglass’ case, our SmartEdge SWG is a bit different and deploys locally on each user’s device - but you can read more about that approach and its benefits here). 

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