The next generation of web security is all about the cloud. It comes from the cloud, and it's built for the cloud. It protects cloud services, applications, websites, and data for any user, location or device.
Over the last decade, web security has changed massively. As more and more traffic shifts to the cloud, legacy Secure Web Gateways (SWG) can no longer meet modern organisations' needs. Quite often, a legacy SWG will lack visibility, performance, scale and consolidation of cloud services.
Aside from the capital cost and maintenance, appliance-based solutions often come with performance issues and are blind to remote users' network traffic.
Aside from the capital cost and maintenance, appliance-based solutions often come with performance issues and are blind to remote users' network traffic. In a world where the vast majority of employees will work remotely for the foreseeable future, there has never been a better time to invest in a next-generation secure web gateway. The nature of web traffic itself has changed, and research shows that 85% of web gateway traffic comes purely from app and cloud services.
As a result, a new next-gen SWG solution addresses advanced threat protection, encrypted traffic inspection, visibility and policy control. It can provide visibility for app content and activity, plus enabling remote office and mobile users with direct-to-net access.
Next Generation SWG Advantages
Below are a few reasons why you should be considering Netskope's next-generation SWG for your organisation:
Visibility and Control
Security analysts get full inline visibility of web traffic, managed and unmanaged apps, plus content and context including activity in rich metadata for any user, location, and device.
The old way saw different products with controls for DLP, CASB and web security, which meant more complexity. Today you can consider an integrated platform with one console for web, cloud and private access security, reducing the need to understand and administer multiple products.
Netskope allows you to Unify SWG web filtering and threat defences, with up-to-date app risk profiles, DLP to detect data loss, and CASB inline app policy controls, all in a single web security solution.
Cloud Performance and Scalability
You can now replace SWG appliances with cloud-based SWG+CASB+DLP services, with on-demand performance to inspect encrypted traffic, and cloud-scale for remote offices and mobile users.
Avoid Appliance Based Limitations
Besides the capital expense and on-site maintenance cycles, appliance-based solutions have performance issues, especially when it comes to fast SSL / TLS inspection - a critical factor, as most traffic is now encrypted.
Cloud App Risk Visibility
Modern SWGs must provide visibility to cloud app risk across an entire enterprise. Platforms such as Netskope offer an ongoing Cloud Confidence Index of 30,000+ apps to access risk and guide policy.
If you're still not convinced by a next-generation SWG then here are some valid reasons why your organisation might want to consider switching to Netskope.
With support for less than 500 cloud services, platforms such as Symantec lag well behind the next-generation competition with the visibility into activities, and granular control, for thousands of apps — Netskope can also differentiate between corporate and personal app instances.
Minimal Shadow IT Controls
Large security organisations such as Zscaler can only allow or block use for ~200 apps — It's also worrying that they cannot differentiate between corporate and personal app instances.
No Data Context
At the core of SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) architecture is the data context for SaaS, IaaS, and web. Platforms such as Zscaler don't offer this breadth of visibility and control, opening the doors to advanced-level threats to your organisation.
If you'd like to find out more about Netskope for your organisation, why not sign up for our Prove IT challenge? We can show you how Netskope will improve the security of your organisation.