A secure web gateway (SWG) protects users from web-based threats in addition to applying and enforcing corporate acceptable use policies. Instead of connecting directly to a website, a user accesses the SWG, which is then responsible for connecting the user to the desired website and performing functions such as URL filtering, web visibility, malicious content inspection, web access controls and other security measures.
SWGs enable companies to:
Block access to inappropriate websites or content based on acceptable use policies
Enforce their security policies to make internet access safer
Help protect data against unauthorized transfer