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SmartEdge is a Key Enabler for a Modern Remote Workforce

By Jonathan Andresen  |  July 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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To protect enterprise data, IT teams have to counter risks on two fronts: (a) insider risks, i.e. threats from within the organization, such as employees handling sensitive data and (b) outsider risks, i.e. those originating from malicious external sources.

Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities within a CASB (Cloud Access Security Brokers) solution have emerged as the most effective platform to prevent legitimate remote users from accidentally or maliciously sharing business data that could put an organization at risk.  Providing visibility into all types of cloud-based applications (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS) running across all types of devices, both managed and unmanaged, is a prerequisite for securing business data against insider threats. Add-in real-time access control, and threat protection for managed apps, and IT has the full toolset needed to fast track cloud adoption while de-risking breaches caused by internal users.

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Pushing Web Security to the Edge is Common Sense

By Jonathan Andresen  |  June 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Not many people would argue with Thomas Edison's quote, “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” If anything, it’s the last point – common sense – that’s been a virtue of the IT and software industry for decades, while the first two are table stakes. In today’s hyper-connected world, common sense has provided the rationale for transitioning to a digital and more remote-friendly workplace. The business benefits of going digital and remote are obvious – greater productivity, lower capital, and operating costs, as well as new more efficient business workflows and use cases.

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Securing Remote Work Part 3: Web Traffic, SWG, & a Smarter Digital Edge

By Jonathan Andresen  |  May 7, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Enterprises are embracing digital transformation and moving their applications and data to the cloud. This is accelerated by today’s expansion of the remote workforce. Despite the obvious benefits of embracing a modern cloud environment, many organizations still hang on to their legacy security practices – secure web gateways (SWG) are no exception. 

 

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