Why do companies need a Secure Web Gateway?
Data and application-hosting are accelerating towards cloud-based implementations, and users working-from-anywhere (WFA) have become the norm. They access data and applications from internet-connected clients/devices unmanaged by IT.
These trends make it increasingly critical to secure and manage all user and device access to protect your organization from the larger volume and higher sophistication of today’s cyber threat landscape.
Legacy SWG architectures secure web traffic through on-premises hardware to decrypt and inspect traffic. To filter traffic from WFA users, this solution requires the use of VPNs to direct external traffic across the internet to an appliance in a focal point in the enterprise network for security and policy enforcement.
Backhauling traffic to the SWG appliance location is costly, forces remote traffic through an aggregation point that lacks scalability, and uses VPN technology that result in poor QoE and traffic inefficiencies.