Not all corporate web security players are created equal. But in a crowded market, how can you know which service will meet your needs best? Securing your employees and their devices, wherever and however they access the Internet, starts with minimizing the risk around selecting the right security provider. The Radicati Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant can give you a better idea of who brings what to the table.
What the Radicati Corporate Web Security Market Quadrants mean
Radicati Corporate Web Security Market Quadrants are designed to give you a snapshot of the top vendors within a specific market, at a certain point in time. Even though each market segment has its own MQ, all are composed of the same four quadrants.
- Top Players offer broad feature sets with a deep range of functionality. Given their propensity to innovate, they shape the direction of the market.
- Trail Blazers offer advanced, best-of-breed technology. Any deficits in features or functionality are made up by their potential to disrupt the market with new technology or delivery models.
- Specialists are made up of two types of players: emerging and established. The former are still developing their technology; the latter already have a satisfied, loyal customer base.
- Mature Players are long-established and have robust product offerings, but are slowing their innovation — either by design or because they’re being outpaced by the competition.
The Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant
A segment of the security market, the Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant includes software, appliances, and cloud-based services that protect corporate users and networks from Web-based malware. The solutions enable organizations to control employee Internet behavior and help prevent data loss.
Each vendor is measured against 15 key features and capabilities — such as malware detection, URL filtering, and reporting, as well as support and service offerings — and is evaluated through two lenses:
- Functionality: Vendors that continue to advance their products’ features and functionality will move up the Y-axis.
- Strategic Vision: As a vendor grows both its understanding of the market and strategic direction, it will move to the right along the X-axis.
Cisco Umbrella named a Top Player
For 2021, Cisco has landed a spot within the Top Player square. Our leading cloud-delivered security service unifies firewall, secure web gateway, DNS-layer security, cloud access security broker (CASB), and threat intelligence — providing organizations around the world with a first line of defense against threats on the Internet, on any device and wherever users go.
A superior, modern secure web gateway
Part of what makes Cisco Umbrella a top choice when it comes to cloud security is our powerful secure web gateway (SWG). It logs and inspects web traffic for complete visibility, URL and application controls, and protection against malware. Umbrella lets you use IPsec tunnels, PAC files, or proxy chaining to forward traffic to our cloud-based proxy to enforce acceptable use policies and block advanced threats. Key capabilities include URL-level logging and reporting; SSL traffic decryption and inspection; antivirus and advanced malware protection; threat grid sandboxing; integration with SD-WAN and AnyConnect for secure, direct Internet access; and automated tunnel failover to simplify deployment and maintenance.
“Many organizations are moving away from the standard proxy due to the overhead of running and maintaining on premise proxy servers with PAC files or proxy specific agents. This way of deploying a proxy is antiquated and resource intensive. The Umbrella SWG nicely bridges the gap by providing the feature set of a full proxy with the ease of use and management you come to expect from Cisco Umbrella.”Axcess Financial
Recently, AV-TEST, an independent security organization, conducted a study of threat efficacy among leading cloud security vendors. Cisco Umbrella received top marks across the board, with a 96.39%1 total detection rate — the highest in the industry. Umbrella uncovers and blocks malicious domains, IPs, and URLs before they have the chance to attack your network.
Additionally, Umbrella is powered by world-class Cisco Talos Intelligence Group — one of the largest commercial threat intelligence teams in the world, comprised of researchers, analysts, and engineers. These teams are supported by unrivaled visibility and sophisticated systems to create accurate, rapid, and actionable threat intelligence for Cisco customers, products, and services. Talos defends Cisco customers against known and emerging threats, discovers new vulnerabilities in common software, and interdicts threats in the wild before they can further harm the internet at large.
Cisco SecureX, included with all Umbrella subscriptions, helps you accelerate threat investigation and automates remediation by unifying Umbrella’s activity and event data with the Cisco Security portfolio and a wide range of third-party solutions. Together, with unified visibility, faster response times, and a reduction in manual workflows, SecureX and Cisco Umbrella reduce the time, money, and resources it takes to investigate and remediate incidents.
Cisco Umbrella — a key component of Cisco’s secure access service edge (SASE) architecture — integrates multiple standalone security services into a single cloud-native solution. By unifying security functions, Cisco Umbrella helps reduce the resources required for deployment, configuration, and integration. It’s fast to deploy and easy to configure across locations and users, whether they’re on- or off-network. Umbrella reduces complexity, simplifies management and incident investigation, and empowers you to apply consistent protection — all from a single console. And, by delivering this functionality from the cloud, you can easily scale to meet the needs of a remote and roaming workforce.
Take a deeper dive
To read more about what makes us a Top Player, to go deeper into the details, and to see which other players landed and where, read the Radicati Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant report.