Secure internet gateway or secure web gateway? Different names, same great solution
Security is shifting and converging in the cloud. You may hear different names for this trend such as secure internet gateway (SIG), secure web gateway, Security Service Edge (SSE), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), and more.
Regardless of what you call it, it denotes: multiple security functions integrated in one cloud service; flexibility to deploy security services how and where you choose; ability to secure direct-to-internet access, cloud app usage and roaming users; plus, no appliances to deploy. Is your organization ready for the next level in threat protection?
The new normal
We’ve entered uncharted waters. We need to increase cybersecurity for our expanding remote workforce and army of home-school children. As you navigate this new world of increased remote working, home-schooling, and telemedicine, there are some best practices you can adopt to help keep your employees, staff and students safe. Umbella can help you quickly secure all laptops and Chromebook devices across your organization or school, in minutes.
How to scale secure access for a remote workforce, on a budget
Digital business is moving security to the cloud. With more users, devices, applications, and data located outside of the enterprise, the existing security models are falling short. This drives a need for converged cloud services that reduce complexity, improve agility, and secure the new network architecture.
Explore the key criteria you should evaluate in a secure internet gateway solution — and see how Cisco Umbrella stands up to other products on the market.
Unify functions for distinct value
Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-delivered security service that brings together essential functions that you can adopt incrementally, at your pace. Umbrella unifies secure web gateway, DNS-layer security, cloud-delivered firewall, cloud access security broker functionality, and threat intelligence. Deep inspection and control ensures compliance with acceptable-use web policies and protects against internet threats. Accelerated threat detection/response and centralized management makes it ideal for decentralized networks.
Direct-to-internet access is on the rise. Are you secure?
Remote offices and users need to access the internet for more of their day-to-day tasks. They are frustrated with the hassles of VPNs and the poor performance of internet traffic routed back through a corporate data center. Many are looking at direct-to-internet approaches to improve the situation, but that requires a new way to secure internet traffic.
SD-WAN adoption and direct-to-internet access require a new security approach
As SaaS adoption and the number of remote offices and users increase, many are adopting SD-WAN solutions to manage different types of traffic and enable direct-to-internet access. When making this transition, it’s critical to infuse proper security without impacting user performance and satisfaction. Umbrella meets this need with a single cloud-delivered security service that powers secure cloud adoption.
Why a secure Internet gateway?
By closing gaps in visibility and control, you will increase protection against threats on the internet. By consolidating multiple, disparate systems, you will reduce the number of security tools and appliances in your environment while enabling consistent policy enforcement. Providing all of this from one cloud console simplifies cloud security and reduces the strain on your limited security resources.
Performance and reliability matter in the cloud
Increased reliance on cloud applications and services can create end user performance challenges. It also raises the stakes on reliability. Our extensive peering relationships with the top internet service providers (ISPs), content delivery networks (CDNs), and SaaS platforms (such as O365) optimize the routes between those core networks and our cloud to deliver superior performance. And simultaneously, the Umbrella global cloud infrastructure has delivered 100% business uptime since 2006.
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