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Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway provides robust, cloud-delivered security and compliance protection with high scalability, fast performance, rock-solid reliability, and easy deployment.

SAN ANTONIO, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan recently evaluated the global secure web gateway industry and presented Cisco with the 2022 Global Secure Web Gateway Enabling Technology Leadership Award based on its findings. Cisco offers a wide range of security features – including a feature-rich secure web gateway (web proxy) – through a single cloud-delivered service to compete effectively in the secure web gateway (SWG) market. Cisco continually innovates, and key differentiators in its features and/or strategic developments set it apart from its competitors. Cisco’s integrated secure cloud solution meets customers’ needs for a scalable security framework that integrates and consolidates multiple security functions into one platform. As customers evolve toward a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) approach to security, Cisco Umbrella’s SWG capability is the foundation for the convergence of security, networking (e.g., SD-WAN), and Zero Trust for a better, more flexible security.

2022 Global Secure Web Gateway Enabling Technology Leadership Award

2022 Global Secure Web Gateway Enabling Technology Leadership Award

SWG functionality can route all web traffic for more visibility and control. It logs all activity, protects against viruses and malware, and enforces acceptable usage policies. It also scans traffic to detect and block known malicious targets. Files are scanned and known malicious elements are blocked. New or suspicious files can be routed to a sandbox for further investigation, and retrospective alerts can be generated when a file starts misbehaving.

Key differentiators of Cisco Umbrella Web Security include:

  • Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) integrates a variety of security features into a cloud-native service, including SWG, cloud firewall, cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality, DNS layer security, data loss prevention (DLP), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) and more.

  • Rated #1 in safety efficiency by AV-TEST for several years in a row

  • Real-time threat intelligence from Umbrella’s global network and Cisco Talos, the world’s largest private threat intelligence organization

  • File inspection, sandboxing and retrospection with Secure Malware Analytics and Secure Endpoint

  • An aggressive roadmap of new features

“Cisco’s Umbrella solution is fully cloud-based and forms the core of the company’s broad portfolio of cloud-based solutions, which has grown significantly over the past decade. With tighter integration between email, web, and app security for end-to-end protection, Cisco is effectively responding to the increasing number and sophistication of web-based threats from attackers,” said Cisco Tony Massiminia senior industry analyst.

Cisco Umbrella and its SWG capability protect against high-volume commodity attacks and defend against sophisticated, targeted, and evasive threats that require real-time detection and mitigation—all without impacting user productivity. The company’s large number of points-of-presence (PoPs) allows it to cover a wide global footprint to meet privacy regulations in different countries and regions. The SWG functionality provides a scalable and robust cloud deployment of a web proxy with better cloud resiliency and high scalability and data throughput rate for excellent performance as customers scale workloads and add more endpoints.

According to Massimini, “Cisco has held a strong market share position and outperformed the market by capturing a 10.4% market share and third place. This achievement is quite impressive as SWG is a fast growing and competitive market that requires continuous innovation .” The company’s overall strategy of tightly integrating its broad product portfolio has contributed to its success, while its network and cloud business is key to the development of the SWG platform – an integral part of its SASE journey. Strong Overall Performance Cisco Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2022 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the Secure Web Gateway Industry.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan gives this award to a company that has developed breakthrough technology that not only improves current products, but also enables the development of new products and applications. The award recognizes the high market acceptance potential of the winner’s technology.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for excellence and excellence in leadership, technology innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify industry best practices.

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