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Alphabet soup 2021: The cybersecurity acronyms that matter most

Posted by Mark Guntrip on Jun 8, 2021

We’re in the midst of a massive transformation in which security professionals around the world are radically rethinking how they protect the enterprise from modern threats. Users are spreading out from corporate headquarters—logging in from remote offices, customer sites, coffee shops, and dining room tables. At the same time, modern applications are moving from a static monolithic architecture to the microservices model, in which they’re split up into dozens or even hundreds of pieces and pushed out to multiple cloud providers. Security, designed to protect the perimeter, is slowly evolving to meet these new realities.


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Tags: SWG, SASE, secure web gateway

The Convergence of SWG and CASB

Posted by Mark Guntrip on Jun 3, 2021


Security teams within organizations have grown keen on adopting the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture as business data, applications, and workforces “left the building” during the pandemic and moved into the cloud. Security solutions have reluctantly followed along during the digital transformation of the last two years or so. And it’s true that SASE promises to underpin the “work anytime, anywhere” model that competitive companies and their digital workforces are seeking. 


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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, CASB, secure web gateway

The journey to SASE: Four critical steps to take

Posted by Mark Guntrip on May 25, 2021

As remote and hybrid work models become the norm and mass migration of application workloads to the cloud accelerates, the need to evolve the underlying infrastructure is much discussed and the benefits of a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) approach to a next-generation architecture are now widely documented. A much tighter convergence and integration of network connectivity and security functions secures work from anywhere at any time—as demanded by modern businesses while they transform to digital—and ensures that workers remain productive, and work is optimized.

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, SASE, secure web gateway

What’s the relationship between SASE and Zero Trust?

Posted by Mark Guntrip on May 18, 2021

There’s never been a better time to be a threat actor. The acceleration of digital transformation and a highly distributed mobile workforce have greatly expanded threat surfaces across enterprise networks, leaving organizations exposed to cyberattacks.


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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, SASE, secure web gateway, Secure Access Service Edge

The skinny on SASE: Why it’s primed to secure the cloud-first enterprise

Posted by Mark Guntrip on May 13, 2021

Just about everything today happens in the cloud—except security. Employees do most of their work there, and their critical tools like SaaS applications and email are found there. Even much of an organization’s data is located there. Naturally, security needs to be there as well.

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Tags: SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Remote Working, SaaS, SASE, secure web gateway, Secure Access Service Edge

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