Industry’s first secure internet gateway in the cloud secures access to the internet anywhere users connect, even when off the VPN.
Hear more about what’s driving this new product category and why this is one layer of security you can’t be without
New research from Gartner outlines the transformation from the web gateway to the internet gateway. Read the full report to learn what these changes mean for your organization.
of the global workforce will be mobile
of branch offices have direct internet access
increase in SaaS app usage is expected
of corporate data will bypass the perimeter
As networks become more decentralized and users connect directly to SaaS applications, security must also shift to the cloud. Cisco Umbrella is helping to address these changes and define a new category, the secure internet gateway (SIG).
Before users connect to any destination on the internet, a secure internet gateway provides the first line of defense and inspection. Core capabilities include:
Traditional network and web security, like firewalls and proxies, provide visibility and control for employee activity when on your corporate network, but that is no longer enough. Security needs to log and block all malicious activity regardless of employee locale. A secure internet gateway provides the visibility needed to protect internet access across all devices on your network, all office locations, and roaming users.
Traditional solutions like firewalls or web proxies don't help us protect our endpoints when they are not actually in the office. We need to protect our users from malware they could receive in any number of locations.
Sr. Director of ITS Infrastructure, AvanadeWatch the customer video
A secure internet gateway goes beyond reputation scores and ingests billions of real-time internet requests and applies machine learning models and behavioral analysis to identify attacks before the first victim is hit. And, because it is cloud-delivered, it is not limited by the limited processing power of appliances.
Traditional web gateways protect employees from threats over web ports 80 and 443. But, attackers try to infiltrate networks and exfiltrate data using different ports. At least 15% of command and control callbacks bypass web ports — leaving a gap in coverage. A secure internet gateway provides comprehensive protection over all ports and protocols.
No single solution protects against all threats. You likely have a range of security products, but they work in silos and have zero interoperability. The best protection for sophisticated attacks comes from an integrated security defense that requires no professional services to deploy. A secure internet gateway provides a bi-directional API to easily add and share intelligence among systems to protect any user, in any location.
Employees don’t need to be on the corporate network or store info locally when using SaaS apps. This leaves you with limited control for sensitive data in the cloud. A secure internet gateway can identify which SaaS apps are being accessed and enforce policies to block risky or inappropriate apps. And, by integrating with a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) you can gain even more visibility and control for usage and data. Learn more about our CASB, Cisco Cloudlock.
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