Introduction to Secure Web Gateway

A Secure Web Gateway (SWG) is a security solution that is designed to provide web security for an organisation's users and devices by enforcing security policies for web traffic. It is used as a tool to achieve Zero Trust by providing an additional layer of security to protect against potential threats.

Some ways in which a Secure Web Gateway can be used to achieve Zero Trust include Identity and Access Management, Web filtering and content control, Increased Detection Engineering Capability and assist in Data Loss Protection (DLP) programs and reporting.

A Secure Web Gateway can be used to enforce Identity and Access Management policies, ensuring that only authorised users and devices are granted access to web resources. This helps to prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data and applications. A Secure Web Gateway should be used to filter web traffic and block access to malicious websites and applications based on strong policy configuration linked to company compliance documents outlined use of assets and asset control.

It can also be used to control access to specific types of content, such as social media or file-sharing websites, that may pose a security risk. Once policies are in place, increased Threat Prevention and Detection can be achieved based on policy configuration A Secure Web Gateway can be used to detect and prevent a range of web-based threats, including malware, phishing, and other types of attacks. It can also provide real-time threat intelligence and analysis to help organisations respond quickly to potential threats.

The Crystal Eye Secure Web Gateway can be a valuable tool for achieving Zero Trust by providing an additional layer of security for web traffic. By enforcing strict security policies and preventing unauthorised access to web resources, organisations can significantly reduce the risk of web-based threats and improve their overall security posture.

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