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Thwarting Malware Attacks with Bitglass

By Will Houcheime  |  October 19, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As more and more data is stored in the cloud and companies enable BYOD and remote work, comprehensive threat protection against known and zero-day malware becomes a critical need. Unfortunately, even some of the largest organizations have fallen victim to today’s threats. From operation-disrupting ransomware to viruses that steal sensitive information, there is much that can go wrong. Fortunately, through modern security measures designed for transforming IT ecosystems, organizations can prevent malware attacks and their ramifications that consume time, money, and end up destroying brand reputation. 

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The Bitglass SASE Triangle: ZTNA for Internal Applications

By Will Houcheime  |  September 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Remote work, the remote workforce, working from home--all common phrases due to the series of unprecedented changes that have occured over the last several months. Organizations have had to adjust in order to continue operations in an effective, yet secure manner. In the first part of the the Bitglass SASE Triangle, we explained how organizations can utilize a cloud access security broker (CASB) to secure their managed applications; then we moved onto part two, where we dove into our SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway (SWG) for web and unmanaged app security. For the final side of the triangle, we’ll be discussing the importance of zero trust network access (ZTNA), and the part it plays in helping organizations operate remotely. With the sudden challenges of this year's events, organizations have typically utilized virtual private networks (VPNs) as a quick solution to enable remote work. However, this approach not only comes with increased costs, but performance penalties, as well. 

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The Bitglass SASE Triangle: SWG for Securing Web Traffic

By Will Houcheime  |  September 10, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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In today’s modern workforce, the enterprise attack surface is larger than ever before; with cloud apps, personal devices, on-premises resources, web destinations, and more. As a result, organizations are in need of a context-aware solution that can enforce policies wherever data goes. Fortunately, Bitglass’ secure access service edge (SASE) offering provides organizations with just that. Now that we’ve covered security for managed SaaS and IaaS in the first part of this series, we’ll move on to the next vital piece of the SASE triangle: our SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway (SWG), which secures the web and shadow IT. 

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The Bitglass SASE Triangle: CASB for Managed Apps

By Will Houcheime  |  August 19, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud and enable remote work and BYOD, the complexity of keeping sensitive data secured continues to grow. Enterprises that fail to adapt to the modern business world when it comes to security are likely to fall prey to data breaches and experience a host of other problems. To prevent this, organizations must have total threat protection and governance over corporate data as employees access it from remote locations and even personal devices. By leveraging Bitglass’ secure access service edge (SASE) offering (which is a combination of CASB, SWG, and ZTNA), organizations can secure managed applications, web traffic, and on-premises resources. 

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