Let’s face it. Everything we do today is on the Internet. We communicate through webmail. We collaborate through project management platforms. We share documents in shared storage accounts. We keep track of customers, keep an eye on inventory, and monitor fleets of trucks—all on the Internet.
The ability to do business revolves around users having complete, uninterrupted access to these cloud-based tools and platforms.
So why are traditional cybersecurity strategies still focused on perimeter defense?
There is no perimeter in the Internet. Bits and bytes flow back and forth across continents and through public networks. Users log on from work and personal devices in the office, on the road, at home, in the local coffee shop, by the pool, and at customer sites.
Anyone—even threat actors—can log in from anywhere at any time, putting organizations at great risk. All an attacker needs to do is steal someone’s credentials via spearphishing and a fake login page, or get someone to click on a malicious link on the web or in an innocuous-looking website, and they have gained access into these cloud-based platforms.
It’s time that enterprises reimagine cloud access. For the business’s sake. For customers’ sake. And for the sake of the poor security team.
An Internet isolation cloud can be that change. Sitting between users and the Internet, an Internet isolation cloud acts as an air gap that prevents users from accessing malicious content that could compromise their credentials to cloud platforms and tools. It combines web security, email security, and phishing and awareness training into a single platform—using the tried-and-true technology of URL filtering and data loss prevention with isolation to create a robust cloud access security solution.
Simply put, an Internet isolation cloud gives users secure access to the web and email. Here’s how:
Email link isolation—Isolation prevents users from inadvertently accessing malicious content linked from email without relying on error-prone threat detection.
- Email attachment isolation—Any document a user clicks on is opened on a remote cloud-based server far from the user’s device.
Access control—URL filtering, acceptable use policy (AUP), application control, and file control combine to stop users from accessing malicious content.
Threat prevention—Using a cloud sandbox, as well as AV and threat feed integration, an Internet isolation cloud provides protection against advanced cybersecurity threats that are known to bypass preventive controls.
Data protection—Isolation helps stop attackers from gaining a foothold into the organization via the web by integrating data loss prevention (DLP), cloud DLP, and SaaS visibility.
Your users need unlimited and unrestricted access to the Internet to do their jobs. It’s your job to make sure they can do that in a safe manner that doesn’t put the organization at risk. Unfortunately, traditional security solutions are unable to meet today’s cybersecurity demands on the web and in email. It’s time to try an Internet isolation cloud solution.