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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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SASE vs Zero Trust

By Kevin Sheu  |  January 11, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As we start the new year and see companies begin their plans and execution for “the new normal”, a topic of discussion from a past Customer Advisory meeting has become much more pronounced: what is the relationship between Zero Trust and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)? Is one more relevant as security teams begin preparing for either a return to the office or an increasingly distributed environment?


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Security Architecture podcast and the Bitglass SASE

By Will Houcheime  |  July 22, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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With the rapid growth of the remote workforce, organizations are in need of a comprehensive security platform that offers a plethora of capabilities for securing today’s business environment. Recently, on Security Architecture, a podcast that covers best security practices, Bitglass' VP of Product Management, Mike Schuricht, discussed the topic of secure access service edge (SASE), outbound browsing, and how they work.

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RSA 2020 - The Human Element

By Ben Rice  |  March 9, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 

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As a longtime security industry professional, I always look forward to the RSA Conference as it is always a great time. I particularly enjoy reuniting with colleagues in the industry to compare notes, discuss security trends, and plot new partnerships and alliances. This year, Bitglass had a nice booth presence and received a number of awards!

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