How to Protect Your Website from Web Threats

Present cyberattacks continue to grow in complexity and scale as companies struggle to secure a remote workforce that uses multiple gadgets, accesses data remotely, and uses third-party cloud services.

Among the fastest-growing crimes in the United States, cyberattacks are not unexpected. In keeping with Cybersecurity Ventures, worldwide cybercrime damages are expected to surpass USD 6 Trillion this year, keep on increasing by 15% yearly, and reach USD 10.5 trillion by 2025.

Breach of data is costly as well as it affects a company’s operations, especially when it comes to reputation and intellectual property theft, which can be irreversible. Even the White House gave a cybersecurity manual following the Colonial Pipeline hack that encouraged offices to take better security measures.

The cloud has been updated

Secure Web Gateways deliver cloud-specific, cloud-delivered, and cloud-enhanced services to address advancing IT landscapes and security requirements to offer secure networks over the Internet for all clients, regardless of location.

The cloud SWGs are not bound to legacy tools and offer an inventive set of safety and networking capabilities in a flexible, adaptable method. Clients connected to the public internet can benefit from a cloud SWG in the following ways:

  1. Preventing users from accessing unseemly websites to protect them against malicious threats on the web, such as malware and phishing websites
  2. Making sure that a company, state, government, or industry follows its guidelines
  3. Identifying and containing possible and suspicious threats for analysis and reporting
  4. Accelerating time-to-resolution by focusing on security events

Providing data security

To protect and guarantee the integrity of data, web traffic must be secured. So, most data transferred over the Internet should be encrypted, and cloud services should encrypt data using SSL or TLS to eliminate the risk of malicious actors intercepting it.

To guarantee that all traffic complies with corporate policies, SWGs ought to be able to decode, review, and re-encrypt all traffic.

The traffic to and from the internet presents threats and current security measures require decoding a data packet just once when performing security checks to minimize the chances of data compromise and theft. Increased network latency and security risks are associated with every data packet opened and inspected.

SWGs today should be able to provide comprehensive security visibility and control for both on-premises and cloud resources in a single step. This single-pass decoding preserves data integrity, enhances security hygiene, and improves network connectivity.

The Modern SWG

An SWG is a cloud service that can secure access from any device. When a client accesses the internet from their gadget, instead of connecting directly to a site, the traffic is routed through the cloud-based SWG.

Before allowing access to the expected destination, the SWG performs a range of safety checks to protect the company from potential web threats, all while ensuring the access effort is compliant with policy. As an example, these security checks must include URL and deep packet inspection, SSL/TLS decryption, malware prevention, content filtering, user verification, application control, and that’s just the beginning – all in one pass.

While the SWG is performing these critical security checks, all application and traffic activity should be optimized so that there is no latency or interruption to the end-user experience.

The implementation of a cutting-edge SWG is an important security function that companies must consider as they embark on their SASE journey. Some of the key advantages are preventing data leakage to the internet, protecting against attacks, controlling and approving user access, securing mobile devices, and assembling granular real-time web analytics.

The firm integration capabilities of SASE solutions enable companies to deploy SWGs and other functions specifically, to begin with, and simply add on additional functions as they grow. These cloud services provide enterprises with a safe architecture with context-aware, intent-based technologies, enforcing security no matter where gadgets, users, or applications are based.