URL Filtering Amplified

As a trusted technology reseller, you want to be offering your prospect base the leading cloud technologies available.  You are probably already well versed in Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and are talking security every day with your customers.  However, are you talking to them about Next Generation SWG?

If not, you should be. Traditional SWGs have their limitations and if you truly want to win your customers over, build your pipeline with opportunities and offer something different, then Netskope should be the new buzzword in all of your customer conversations.

What is Next Gen Secure Web Gateway?

Cloud security jargon can be confusing: ZTNA, SASE, CASB to name a few. To put it in layman’s terms, Next Gen Secure Web Gateway can be described as as ‘getting rid of the dust-catching, web-filtering appliance’ and encouraging customers to move to a security subscription model instead.

The current security set-up your customers have may require their remote workers to VPN back to the office or data centre to access the Internet because the web filtering is done at the end of that VPN on the customer’s premises. This ‘backhauling’ architecture is inefficient and negatively impacts the end user experience.

These days remote workers expect better! The ‘dust-catching, web-filtering appliance’ needs to go, and companies should look at subscribing to a better and more modern way of working where bolstered security is achieved – a platform where you get that ‘URL filtering amplified’ needed for better protection.

Take a look at what Netskope Security Cloud does:

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Source: Netskope, May 2021

  1. A unified lightweight client deployed to steer traffic from remote devices to the Netskope Security Cloud and onward to private apps, websites and cloud applications. Visibility, control, and protection without touching the data centre.
  2. Netskope NG SWG provides full inline visibility and control of data flow to websites and cloud apps plus protection against cloud-enabled threats.
  3. Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) replaces the traditional VPN and gives employees direct access to authorised applications, not the entire network. This direct connectivity is delivered with elastic capacity and global performance.
  4. The Netskope Security Cloud unifies many security capabilities such as SWG, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), ZTNA, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Threat Protection and Data Protection. These are the foundational elements of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – a Gartner-defined cloud-native security architecture for today’s cloud-first world.

Cloud does not equal web and web does not equal cloud

The Netskope Security Cloud takes a data-centric approach to cloud security, following data everywhere it goes. From the data created and exposed in the cloud to that which is going to unmanaged cloud apps and personal devices, their platform protects data and users everywhere. Now your end user customers can access web and cloud, and their private applications securely – from wherever they are.

Why Netskope and what comes next?

Netskope’s NG SWG analyses web and cloud traffic, including Shadow IT apps, data risks, and cloud-enabled threats. It’s also a part of Netskope’s wider security platform which offers; amongst other things, a simpler and more secure alternative to remote access VPN’s.

Partners are already talking to us about this, so don’t miss out! Securing your customers’ journeys to the cloud need not be a daunting conversation.  At Exclusive Networks UK, our team have the skills to help you. Together we can build that confidence alongside your cloud security proposition.

Contact Ben Turnbull, Vendor Manager Netskope at Exclusive Networks UK or call +44 (0)7388 949017