Understanding Secure Web Gateway
Secure Web Gateway (SWG) is a vital cybersecurity technology designed to safeguard organizations, networks, users, and devices from internet-related threats. SWGs play a dual role: they filter out unsafe content from web traffic and block risky or unauthorized user behaviors.
In an environment where web-borne threats are on the rise due to remote workforces, distributed networks, and increased reliance on Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, Secure Web Gateways are indispensable. However, selecting the right SWG technology is crucial as it can impact performance.
How Secure Web Gateway Works
Secure Web Gateways can take the form of software solutions, cloud-based services, or physical appliances. Positioned at the network’s edge, SWGs meticulously inspect incoming and outgoing traffic, utilizing company policies to determine whether web traffic should be allowed, blocked, or quarantined.
Key features of a Secure Web Gateway may include
Save time and improve productivity with a customizable workflow, allowing you to automate repetitive tasks and focus on what matters most.
Anti-Malware Detection and Blocking
Identifying malware by comparing code in internet traffic to known threats, blocking malware within internet traffic or in uploaded/downloaded files.
Determining which applications employees can use, enabling control over their resource access, and blocking dangerous or unauthorized applications.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Inspecting outbound traffic to block the leakage of sensitive, confidential, or unauthorized content.
Proactively detecting, preventing, and mitigating viruses, trojans, and adware using real-time virus signatures.
Scanning and securing SSL- encrypted traffic by decrypting it, inspecting and filtering out illegitimate content, and re-encrypting it.
Enforcing acceptable use policies and compliance requirements by restricting internet and website access based on user roles, specific times, or website types.
Blocking user access to specific URLs, including suspicious or malicious websites and those violating company policies.
GreatWorxs Secure Web Gateway Solution
GreatWorxs addresses the challenges of implementing Secure Web Gateways by offering a distributed enforcement approach within the GreatWorxs ONE security platform. This approach allows organizations to adapt SWG inspection based on workforce needs.
GreatWorxs SWG is
Distributed enforcement ensures remarkable speed by routing traffic directly to destinations with fewer bottlenecks.
Hosted on AWS in over 300 data centers, GreatWorxs SWG scales automatically with traffic requirements.
GreatWorxs SWG has maintained 99.99% uptime since 2015, with over 300 points of presence (PoPs) ensuring low latency.
GreatWorxs SWG is part of GreatWorxs ONE, a Security Service Edge (SSE) cloud-native platform that simplifies cybersecurity with an all-in-one solution.
Automatically scan file uploads and downloads for malware, quarantining threats before they reach the network.
Employ multiple protection methods, including Zero Trust-based advanced threat protection, in-line scanning of downloaded files, and website category blocking.
Gain Control Over Shadow IT
Identify managed and unmanaged cloud apps in real-time and detect user attempts to share data on non-managed cloud apps.
Leverage advanced DLP capabilities to prevent sensitive information from leaking onto websites and shadow IT applications.