Web security used to be simple. Block offensive content and viruses, and everything else is a HR and management issue. Unfortunately, with a software as a service being attractive to workers and business unit managers, IT and risk personnel need to be equally concerned about what is leaving the network through the web, as what is entering.
Add to this concern that web is now the preferred channel for criminals to conduct attacks, deliver malware and exfiltrate data and web filtering is no longer the simple proxy-with-filtering it used to be.
Aside from managing user access to the web, a strong web filtering solution should also:
As the lines between “internal network” and “external network” starts blurring because of SaaS, Web Filtering and Cloud Access Security Brokers will become increasingly important. Maintaining control over your information can only be done through a thorough and accurate understanding of how web applications are used by your staff. Contact Content Security if you would like to discuss how we can help you control web usage.
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