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Hairpinning: The Bottleneck in Most Secure Web Gateway Architectures

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  July 13, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Secure Web Gateways (SWGs), software for controlling access to websites and SaaS not managed by corporate IT, have evolved from hardware appliances installed on premises, to software running on end user devices with varying degrees of interaction with the security provider’s hosted infrastructure. But the details on how the software interacts with the security provider’s infrastructure makes all of the difference with respect to performance, security, and ease of management. The Bitglass SmartEdge SWG architecture uniquely addresses these concerns in several ways.

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The Future of Work is Hybrid – Is Your Security Ready?

By Jonathan Andresen  |  June 29, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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It wasn’t that long ago that most of us used to work in an office. Fifteen months into the global COVID pandemic it’s now certain that the future will not be a full return to the office or a continuation of the present remote working experience – it will be both.

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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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Six Key Characteristics of a Modern ZTNA Solutions

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  May 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Even as organizations continue adoption of cloud technologies, the need for secure access to on-premises resources has not gone away. In fact, as many companies navigate a return to the office while simultaneously supporting a portion of the workforce now permanently remote, secure access becomes even more important. 


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