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The recent rapid expansion of the remote workforce means it ’ s time for a rethink where legacy SWGs are concerned .

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The recent rapid expansion of the remote workforce means it ’ s time for a rethink where legacy SWGs are concerned .

6 . Is SWG part of a comprehensive SASE offering ?
Along with Cloud Access Security Brokers ( CASBs ) and Zero Trust Network Access ( ZTNA ), SWGs represent a key pillar of Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ) architectures .
So ensuring a chosen SWG is part of a comprehensive SASE offering will both ensure total cloud security and futureproof investments .
Securing the enterprise : Modernising the SWG
The recent rapid expansion of the remote workforce means it ’ s time for a rethink where legacy SWGs are concerned .
First-generation SWG technologies combined inelastic appliances and simple traffic forwarding agents to handle the bulk of cloud data and traffic . Developed for an on-premises world , they can ’ t scale to meet the dynamic requirements of cloud-first environments where users and data can be anywhere , and workloads are constantly shifting .
By moving traditional security features such as URL filtering , threat protection and SSL decryption and inspection closer to the user , IT can equip endpoints with on-device SWGs that make it easy to enforce security policies on remote worker devices dynamically without unnecessary complexity , latency or cost . u www . intelligentciso . com
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