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Why the World Needs Proactive Cybersecurity

By Ben Rice  |  August 31, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Computing is now in a ubiquitous state with users able to connect to a dizzying number of services and applications. Companies have networked together everything to reduce costs, increase automation, and achieve digital transformation to make employees more productive.  This ease of access and interconnectedness also leads to grave security threats and the urgent need for proactive cybersecurity. Although the penetration of security products in business has gradually increased over time the sophistication of attackers has also advanced at an exponentially higher rate. This problem is even more grave for small and medium-sized companies because they often lack the expertise and tools needed to implement a proactive cybersecurity program. One that stops threats before they result in data breaches.

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Perspectives: Gartner’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence

By Kevin Sheu  |  June 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM  | 
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Gartner recently published the 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence, outlining the migration to a Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) architecture. In it, the document acknowledges that the transition to a complete SASE model will take time. Beyond the practical challenges that come with refresh cycles, staff expertise, and the maturity of SASE offerings to truly harness the collective power of a converged architecture; it reflects a broader point of guidance: teams need to develop a three- to five-year roadmap for SASE. That guidance coincides with a period when organizations are beginning to plan for their future after one of the most disruptive global periods in recent history.

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Better Together: The Future of CASBs and SWGs

By Jacob Serpa  |  April 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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We’ve established before that cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and secure web gateways (SWGs) do not compete and are, in fact, complementary security tools. However, in addition to this, there is overlap between the two which (along with other factors) is leading to their convergence. 

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The Importance of Uptime and Performance in Cloud Security

By Jacob Serpa  |  April 20, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Imagine that you just purchased a brand new car featuring all of the latest bells and whistles. You're excited to take advantage of speed camera detection and try out the heated seat backs and armrests. Unfortunately, when you go to turn your car on, nothing happens. If the vehicle doesn't work, then what's the point of having it and all of its exciting features? Ideally, you want something that provides the latest bells and whistles but also performs as promised whenever you want. This is equally true for cloud security solutions. 

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