Browser Isolation as a Key Part of a Blueprint for SASE Success

SIMON MORAN on June 02, 2020 | 458

We are excited to be one of a small number of partners that Forcepoint has invited to participate in their upcoming SASE Cybersummit event on Tuesday, June 23.  As far as I know, this is the first dedicated cybersecurity event specifically built around the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) security construct, popularized by Gartner’s 2019 “The Future of Network Security is in the Cloud” report.

 

Digital business transformation, resulting in apps, data, and users being spread across many locations, is shifting the focus of security to the identity of the user and/or device accessing data and applications — instead of the traditional data center. As a result, security and IT leaders need to focus on a set of integrated, cloud-delivered security capabilities that can enforce access and use policies at the user/device edge – the new policy enforcement point.

 

SASE represents the convergence of networking and security services into a global cloud-native platform. By combining network infrastructure capabilities with network security functions, SASE supports the dynamic secure access requirements of modern organizations. SASE solutions integrate core connectivity and security policy capabilities, providing controls that enable access policy and data use decisions to be made in-line between distributed user and IT resources (database, app, etc.) at the edge, regardless of whether they're located in the cloud or within the enterprise network. Key capabilities in the SASE “stack” include SD-WAN, secure web gateways (SWGs), remote browser isolation (RBI), cloud access security brokers (CASBs), firewall as a service, data loss prevention (DLP), zero trust network (application) access, sandboxing, and more.

 

Ericom Shield Remote Browser Isolation integrates with Forcepoint Security Gateways, including Web Security, Email Security, and Next Generation Firewall, to deliver a key capability – RBI – to Forcepoint customers who are adopting the SASE framework.  We are excited to highlight the integrations and the powerful use cases for the combined solutions at the upcoming event. 

 

With the integration of RBI, a user who connects to a Forcepoint gateway and engages with risky uncategorized sites, social media, or embedded URLs in e-mails is forwarded to Ericom Shield for isolation. Shield renders all website content in a virtual remote browser. Safe rendering information representing the website is sent from Shield to the endpoint browser, providing a fully interactive user experience. Since this approach ensures that no active web content – including malware -- ever reaches the endpoint, Shield stops 100% of the malware present on any isolated page.  In addition, to prevent phishing, sites launched from URLs in emails are rendered in read-only mode so credentials cannot be entered.

 

 

Please register and spend some time at the event.  You can attend a number of 30-minute presentations that can help you progress on your SASE journey. John Peterson, Ericom’s Chief Product Officer, is scheduled to participate on the program. You can also visit virtual booths – like Ericom’s – to learn more about key SASE technologies.  I hope to see you – virtually – there!

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Simon Moran

Simon Moran is responsible for Ericom’s global technology partner business development efforts, including defining the company’s partnership strategy and execution for strategic relationships. He joins Ericom from Symantec, where he was Vice President of | Ericom Software

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