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Whitepaper: Putting Web Threat Protection and Content Filtering in the Cloud

Published By: Webroot
Webroot
Published:  Sep 18, 2013
Length:  7 pages

This Webroot whitepaper compares deploying secure web gateways as software or appliances on-premises vs. as a cloud-based service. Lower cost, fast implementation, rapid scalability and less administration are all good reasons to adopt SaaS and cloud-based applications. In addition to these benefits, cloud-based secure web gateways can also provide better security and faster performance than appliances or local servers. It discusses a number of advantages of cloud-based solutions that appliances cannot match, such as:

Better defense against zero-day threats and spam servers
More comprehensive signature and URL database
Supports remote users more securely and without the cost of putting servers in every location



Tagsweb threat, content filtering, the cloud, security, web gateway, cloud-based applications, cloud computing