On a daily basis, web browsing has the potential of exposing employees to a number of threats, including phishing sites, credential compromise, and malicious downloads. To protect employees, web security solutions deploy an array of features that mitigate these risks, including URL filtering, SSL introspection, and data loss prevention.
Web security is enforced by a security appliance that acts as a web proxy, sitting between users and the Internet. This appliance can either be an on-premises or cloud-based appliance or software deployed within the user’s web browser. Yet all that matters is that an employee’s computer is configured to send all Internet-bound traffic through the web security system.
The web security solution’s location between a web user and the Internet provides it with a deep level of visibility and control over web traffic. All traffic flowing through it can be inspected at the application layer for malicious content or for actions that violate corporate policy. Approved traffic can continue on to its intended destination, while anything else can be dropped.
A web security solution should provide comprehensive protection to users against web-related cyber threats. Some of the essential features of a web security solution include:
The web can be a dangerous place, and it poses significant risks to an organization and its employees. A web security solution needs a wide range of features to provide effective protection against these threats.
A web security solution has deep visibility and granular control over Internet-bound traffic. It inspects traffic at the application layer, providing a better understanding of its function and the data that it contains. These capabilities provide a number of benefits to an organization and its employees, such as:
With the rise in remote work, an effective, scalable, and accessible web security solution is more important than ever. With employees working from home – potentially on personally-owned devices – the potential for malware infections via the Internet has increased. An unprotected and compromised remote device creates significant risks to data security, the corporate network, and the employee using it.
Securely supporting a remote workforce means that companies need a web security solution designed with remote workers in mind. Check Point’s Harmony Browse is a browser-based web security solution that provides remote workers with a wide range of protections against Internet threats without compromising network performance.
To see the capabilities of Harmony Browse for yourself, check out this video. And in order to learn how Harmony Browse can improve the security of your remote employees, you’re welcome to request a free demo.