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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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How to Quickly Integrate your SD-WAN with Bitglass

By Amit Singh  |  March 9, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As the only SASE platform built on a Polyscale public cloud architecture, Bitglass leverages AWS Transit Gateway Connect to seamlessly integrate with SD-WAN solutions. Traffic from branch routers is seamlessly routed to Bitglass for real-time security. This flexible, plug-and-play approach is markedly different from that of competitors, who are limited to specific SD-WAN partners for whom they build and maintain piecemeal integrations.

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Customer Spotlight: Managing Uploads to Non-Traditional Applications

By Nate Springer  |  March 4, 2021 at 4:59 AM  | 
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2020 was a challenging year for cybersecurity teams. They had to secure an unexpected shift to remote work in a matter of days, respond to a surge in BYOD usage, and maintain secure operations without physical access to the resources that they typically use--all without compromising productivity or performance.

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Gartner and the Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

By Jacob Serpa  |  March 1, 2021 at 5:07 AM  | 
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For organizations the world over, COVID-19 led to drastic operational changes overnight. On-premises-only styles of work were quickly supplanted by fully remote workforces. This shift had (and continues to have) massive implications for IT and security teams. In essence, the pandemic killed the perimeter and the legacy security strategies that organizations had leaned upon for years. Fortunately, in Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021, Gartner explains the impact of the global pandemic on businesses around the globe and makes suggestions about what organizations can do in order to succeed in 2021.

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