Secure Web Technologies – A Comprehensive Overview

Secure Web Technologies | A Comprehensive Overview

Cloud computing has transformed IT environments. Data and applications are no longer limited to the corporate network perimeter. They can be located anywhere in the world. However, workforces have become much more dispersed – employees require fast and secure connections to cloud services as well as corporate IT resources. Secure web gateway solutions are now essential for cybersecurity, as part of a multi-layered security approach.

Secure web gateway (SWG), as an outline, is a system that removes undesirable malware and other malicious software from live Internet browser traffic while enforcing enterprise policies. The solution can be compared to firewalls and CASBs but differs in that it works at the level of applications, analyzing each request at a greater the depth of a traditional firewall and evaluating the complete file for malware and other threats to avoid.

A great SWG solution integrates firewall inspection as well as URL filtering and DNS filtering together with antimalware, sandboxing as well as other features such as Two-Factor Authentication (TFA), Web Application Firewalls and more. It should also incorporate encryption. Encryption encodes data so hackers can’t read it. making sure that sensitive information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

A quality SWG will come with a variety of features that are adapted to the needs of your business. For instance, if are in a highly regulated sector, the solution should incorporate native or integrated data leak prevention and compliance reporting. If you have a large remote workforce, the solution must allow you to control access to mobile devices not managed and also enforce the lowest privilege across your entire supply chains.