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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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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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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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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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