IT departments whose architectures include a Secure Web Gateway (SWG) often face difficult decisions around allowing access to new or less popular websites that have not been classified by the SWG. By blocking access to all uncategorized sites, the IT team can increase their organization’s security posture, but it comes at the expense of increased IT help desk tickets requesting access to blocked sites. It can also prevent employees from accessing the web resources they require to be successful. On the other hand, allowing access to uncategorized sites can lead to greater risk of web-borne malware.
Enhancing existing SWG deployments with Menlo Security to isolate uncategorized web sites enables users to safely access more of the web while reducing the risk of malware. The Menlo Security Isolation Platform protects enterprises from cyber atacks by isolating and executing all web content in the Menlo Security Isolation Platorm (MSIP), away from the endpoint, eliminating malware before it can reach user devices. Execution of all content—including Java, Flash and other common sources of malware—occurs in the MSIP. Only malware-free rendering information is sent to the native browser on the user’s endpoint, without any client sofware or plug-ins, so users enjoy a seamless and transparent experience with no perceivable latency.