Amit Bareket, Perimeter 81 CEO and Co-Founder
Today I am thrilled to announce the early availability of Perimeter 81’s Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Solution. Perimeter 81 SWG capabilities extend the radical simplicity of Perimeter 81 to web security, using the same one-click deployment, easy-to-use interface and user-centric approach that our customers know and love. Contextual web access rules can be applied according to individual employees or roles, tailoring access according to your company needs.
Since the day we created Perimeter 81, we have been dedicated to building a platform that will provide user-centric security delivered over the Internet. Initially our team focused on remote access, providing a leading Zero Trust Network Access solution that securely connects employees working outside the traditional corporate network to the organization’s internal resources. Today, Perimeter 81 is one of the leading vendors in Zero Trust, selected as leaders in the Forrester 2021 ZTNA New Wave. Our customers bear testament to our success—to date, more than 2,000 businesses rely on Perimeter 81 to secure their remote workforce when accessing their on-premise and cloud environments.
While Perimeter 81 has continued to develop our remote access solutions, the global shift to remote work and cloud migration has only gotten stronger, with our own study revealing that 87% of companies will have employees working remotely or hybrid in 2022. As such, there is an ever greater need to secure employees’ Internet access, particularly as an alarming 64% of the respondents to our study experienced a significant cybersecurity incident in 2020-2021, including ransomware (33%) and phishing (43%).
The Perimeter 81 Secure Web Gateway is designed to combat this growing threat, and to allow organizations to add web security to their organizational policies quickly and easily while securing users from anywhere, in the office or remotely. Admins can now simply secure employees during their day-to-day browsing activities and protect them and the corporate network from malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, and viruses, all within the same easy-to-use Perimeter 81 dashboard.
The Secure Web Gateway includes web filtering capabilities and enables user-centric rules for allowing, warning, or blocking access to web categories or specific URLs. These rules will protect and monitor employees even when they are not connected to the corporate network. Malware detection capabilities are soon to be added, protecting users from malicious attacks on the Internet. These attacks may quickly spread in the organizational network, infecting one host after another. SWG will prevent users and hosts from infection at the point of entry, securing both employee devices and the corporate network.
The new web filtering feature also includes rules for bypassing security inspection. An admin may want to bypass this inspection in case of programs that do not require SSL inspection, such as Slack or Zoom, or to comply with privacy concerns for web categories such as health or financial services.
Web access monitoring and reports provide the ongoing visibility into web access and activity that organizations need to maintain full Internet security. The reports can be filtered by employee and URL, ensuring that any potential security breaches are contained.
Perimeter 81 web security is enabled by our new agents which run in the background as a service, available for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile. The new agent allows an “always-on” approach that enables admins to enforce policy on employee devices before they are connected to the network if they so desire.
This feature joins other key security and networking capabilities that we have added this year, including:
We look forward to feedback on our Secure Web Gateway features from our early release customers. We invite you to learn more about the solution by contacting your account manager or scheduling a demo session online.