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Bitglass Announces SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway for Branch Offices

By Bitglass | Aug 30, 2021 9:03:54 AM

CAMPBELL, Calif. – August 30, 2021:  Bitglass, the leader in Security Service Edge (SSE), today announced the general availability of SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway (SWG) for Branch Offices, extending the benefits of the SmartEdge SWG endpoint agent from remote workers to hybrid deployments across campus networks

Bitglass SmartEdge technology uniquely combines the elasticity of the public cloud with the low-latency and high-performance of on-device security controls.  Furthermore, deep integration with CASB capabilities delivers robust protection of SaaS traffic, which is now the majority of HTTPS traffic in the enterprise.

In comparison, legacy cloud-based Secure Web Gateway architectures backhaul campus web traffic through proprietary PoPs for inspection and control. Backhaul architectures introduce network latency and poor performance via proprietary network routing and hardware chokepoints. Likewise, legacy next-gen firewalls and proxy appliances struggle to keep up with growing SaaS traffic resulting from digital transformation across the modern enterprise. Bitglass’ cloud-managed SmatEdge SWG virtual appliances deliver elastic, direct-to-internet performance under a unified policy umbrella that combines CASB, ZTNA and SmartEdge SWG for remote workers and campus alike. 

Mike Schuricht, SVP Product Management at Bitglass said, “In today’s highly distributed environment, it is critical that security runs at line speed, avoids backhaul latency and bottlenecks, operating at cloud scale for maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.”

For more information, please visit Bitglass SmartEdge Security Web Gateway.

About Bitglass

Bitglass’ Total Cloud Security Platform is the only secure access service edge offering that combines a Gartner-MQ-Leading cloud access security broker, the world’s only on-device secure web gateway, and zero trust network access to secure any interaction. Its Polyscale Architecture boasts an industry-leading uptime of 99.99% and delivers unrivaled performance and real-time scalability to any location in the world. Based in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide, the company is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.