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Secure Web gateways, from evaluation to sealed deal

Does your enterprise need help evaluating secure Web gateways? This essential guide will walk you through the process, all the way from defining SWGs to sealing the final purchasing deal.


Leveraging a secure Web gateway -- a single technology that addresses a set of overlapping security problems -- is an option increasingly attractive to enterprises today. Using one tool rather than a dozen disparate point products offers a number of benefits, including simplified management and reduced costs. However, the greatest benefits of an SWG are its ability to inspect Web traffic and thwart Web security threats.

If your organization is evaluating the addition of an SWG to its security strategy, there are a number of considerations to make before adoption.

This essential guide on secure Web gateways provides the information your enterprise needs to make an informed purchasing decision. Learn the pros and cons of SWGs, get help deciding if an SWG is the technology for your enterprise's security needs, and view the different features and deployment options SWGs have to offer.

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1SWG basics-

An intro to secure Web gateways

Security administrators are constantly looking for new and improved ways to combat today's top enterprise security threats. Secure Web gateways (SWGs) have emerged as a top technology contender, picking up the slack for traditional security tools (e.g., firewalls) that don't have the ability to overcome one of the hardest enterprise security issues: Web malware.

Learn more about what secure Web gateways are and the multiple problems they can help an enterprise overcome.


Secure Web gateways explained

What is a secure Web gateway? Get the inside scoop on what an SWG does, its standard features and why it just may be the Swiss Army knife of converged security technologies. Continue Reading


The benefits of a secure Web gateway

Web security issues are a major concern for enterprises today. Learn the many problems that a secure Web gateway can help your organization mitigate. Continue Reading

2SWG pros and cons-

Exploring the potential -- and pitfalls -- of SWGs

To properly evaluate a secure Web gateway, enterprises must be aware of not only its benefits but also its pitfalls. Gain the pertinent information your organization needs to understand the issues it may encounter when deploying and utilizing an SWG. Also, learn about the additional security features that many vendors and providers are offering as add-ons to SWG appliances and services.


Secure Web gateway issues

Despite its many benefits, a secure Web gateway has a few potential issues. Learn the top problems enterprises may encounter when using an SWG. Continue Reading


Additional secure Web gateway features

Along with its standard security capabilities, a secure Web gateway can provide a number of other features enterprises may find useful. Explore some additional SWG add-ons you may wish to consider when evaluating SWG products. Continue Reading

3Buying a secure Web gateway-

Sealing the deal: Making an SWG investment

Ready to seal the deal on an SWG product? Before you do, know that SWGs aren't a one-size-fits-all technology; it is important to understand how the product will mix with your enterprise needs. Additionally, learn the various ways to deploy an SWG in your environment.


Secure Web gateways: An enterprise evaluation

Is a secure Web gateway the best security technology to use in your enterprise? These 10 questions will help you decide. Continue Reading


Secure Web gateway deployment options

There are four basic deployment models for secure Web gateways. Learn the benefits and pitfalls of each. Continue Reading


Must-know SWG terms

This glossary contains common terms related to secure Web gateways that security pros should be familiar with before they begin evaluating SWG appliances and services.

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