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Thwarting Malware Attacks with Bitglass

By Will Houcheime  |  October 19, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As more and more data is stored in the cloud and companies enable BYOD and remote work, comprehensive threat protection against known and zero-day malware becomes a critical need. Unfortunately, even some of the largest organizations have fallen victim to today’s threats. From operation-disrupting ransomware to viruses that steal sensitive information, there is much that can go wrong. Fortunately, through modern security measures designed for transforming IT ecosystems, organizations can prevent malware attacks and their ramifications that consume time, money, and end up destroying brand reputation. 

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The Bitglass SASE Triangle: ZTNA for Internal Applications

By Will Houcheime  |  September 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Remote work, the remote workforce, working from home--all common phrases due to the series of unprecedented changes that have occured over the last several months. Organizations have had to adjust in order to continue operations in an effective, yet secure manner. In the first part of the the Bitglass SASE Triangle, we explained how organizations can utilize a cloud access security broker (CASB) to secure their managed applications; then we moved onto part two, where we dove into our SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway (SWG) for web and unmanaged app security. For the final side of the triangle, we’ll be discussing the importance of zero trust network access (ZTNA), and the part it plays in helping organizations operate remotely. With the sudden challenges of this year's events, organizations have typically utilized virtual private networks (VPNs) as a quick solution to enable remote work. However, this approach not only comes with increased costs, but performance penalties, as well. 

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Securing Remote Work Part 4: ZTNA

By Kevin Sheu  |  May 15, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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My colleagues Wayne Phillips and Jonathan Andresen recently delivered a webcast titled, “Who moved my VPN and why should I care?” It covers a host of topics related to securing today’s remote workforce, but the title does raise a valid question: are VPNs still relevant?

 

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Zero Trust Network Access with Bitglass

By Jacob Serpa  |  January 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As the old adage goes, “Trust must be earned.” This proverb essentially means that trusting those who are not truly trustworthy can have harmful results. Interestingly, this wisdom is particularly applicable to cybersecurity. There are countless external (and internal) threat actors that would love to take advantage of overly trusting enterprises in order to access their IT systems and steal their data. Consequently, organizations must make certain that they are granting access to trustworthy users only.

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