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Six Key Characteristics of a Modern Secure Web Gateway

By Bitglass  |  April 13, 2021 at 4:52 AM  | 
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As we head into the second quarter of 2021 and mark a full year of remote work for many organizations, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation globally and changed the future of work — likely permanently. A recent Harvard Business School Online survey showed that the vast majority (81%) of employees want to continue remote work even after the pandemic, with many reporting improved productivity while working from home. 

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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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Crawl, Walk, and Run with SASE Adoption

By Shane Moore  |  January 27, 2021 at 5:04 AM  | 
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At Bitglass, customers and prospects are constantly asking us questions about secure access service edge and how our SASE platform can address their modern security use cases. In particular, we are commonly asked how organizations should go about deploying a complete SASE platform like ours. Bitglass’ offering is comprehensive, and there is no shortage of functionality that customers can use to secure interactions between any devices, apps, web destinations, on-premises resources, and infrastructure. So for many organizations, the question is, “Where do we start and how do we move towards deploying the whole platform?”

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ATP and SWG with Bitglass: Stopping Threats in the Open Ocean

By Jacob Serpa  |  January 19, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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While it is self-evident that the world wide web is an indispensable asset for businesses around the globe, it is equally obvious that securing its use is of utmost importance. The internet is an open ocean filled with threats lying just below the surface. Malware can be downloaded from a virtually infinite number of destinations and subsequently spread throughout an enterprise's IT ecosystem. For organizations that aren't prepared to defend against these threats on the web, breaches are sure to follow. Fortunately, Bitglass is a puncture-proof vessel built to stop threats on this open ocean. 

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