Security "Bits"

Cost-Effective Cloud Security for the Modern Enterprise: Part 2

By Juan Lugo | July 13, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Due to recent global events, conducting business has been an uphill battle across industries around the world--more so than ever before. While facing a decelerating global economy, organizations are still responsible for enabling their own remote workforce, protecting data and defending against cyberthreats, and reducing costs. Unfortunately, enterprises that manage disjointed security solutions experience a myriad of unnecessary financial costs, tied to operational bottlenecks, high management costs, and more.

By leveraging a comprehensive security platform like Bitglass, organizations can block threats and prevent leakage for all interaction between endpoints, devices, apps, and more. Consequently, enterprises can reduce costs by replacing a number of point products with Bitglass’ Total Cloud Security Platform. Bitglass’ secure access service edge (SASE) offering provides comprehensive security for every interaction and is managed in the cloud from a single dashboard. Bitglass achieves the above through three core technologies. One is the SmartEdge SWG, with traffic decryption and inspection taking place directly on users’ endpoints. Next is a multi-mode cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides visibility, control, and zero-day threat protection as users access managed cloud applications. Finally, agentless zero trust network access (ZTNA) secures access to internal applications.

Consolidating tools into a single platform is highly effective when it comes to ROI. Unfortunately, organizations often overlook architecture when considering cost-effective security solutions. Bitglass eliminates the need for on-premises hardware appliances from multiple vendors, saving enterprises considerable sums of money. Organizations must be cognizant of the additional maintenance costs (employee time, upgrade requirements, and overhead expenses) associated with antiquated, appliance-based solutions. Unfortunately, other architectures claim to be cloud native when, in fact, they are merely housed in private data centers. This means that they still adhere to what is essentially an on-premises network model. Consequently, security vendors whose solutions are built in this way must maintain these data centers and continuously stock them with hardware appliances for their customers. The high costs of maintaining data centers ultimately get passed on to customers--not to mention that network hops to appliances and private data centers also disrupt business continuity.

In addition to the above, other challenges these traditional architectures face are downtime and lack of scalability. The rack-and-stack approach of buying more boxes to increase capacity for customers is reactive and creates operational bottlenecks that disrupt business processes. This occurs when organizations are waiting to install or upgrade to new appliances, or while they are waiting for their security providers to increase capacity at their data centers.

As a leading SASE provider, Bitglass is deployed in the public cloud, providing infinite scalability on the fly. In this way, Bitglass avoids maintaining its own data centers, is able to focus on creating innovative security technology and is able to pass those saving on to its wide range of customers. Solutions that crash and experience downtime inhibit business continuity and ultimately affect an enterprise’s bottomline. Fortunately, Bitglass has delivered 99.99% uptime since 2014. By eliminating interruptions to business operations, enterprises are able to save time and money.

Want to learn more about how Bitglass saves customers money? Download the brief below. Leveraging a multi-faceted SASE solution that is deployable, scalable, performant, and easy to manage yields critical cost savings to organizations in our highly remote, cloud-first world.

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