Web Security Gateway Services

With the growth of employees working remotely and with companies adopting SAAS (Software as a Service) based applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Sales Force and Google Apps, amongst many others, has had a significant influence on the usage of cloud based secure web gateway services. Simply put, companies have started to invest in securing their web browsing by using cloud based web security services.

Secure Web Gateways include of a number of security tools to protect users browsing the web. These include, but not limited to, URL filtering, anti-malware scanning, content filtering, SSL decryptions and web based DLP (Data Loss Prevention) capabilities. 




Barracuda offers a cloud based DNS service known as Barracuda Content Shield, and a web security gateway for customers wanting an on premise solution.


Bloxx supply web filtering appliances for medium and large organisations that are capable of live analysis and real-time categorisation of websites.


Broadcom provides web security solutions known as ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway. These solutions were formerly known as Bluecoat, who Broadcom had acquired through the acquisition of Symantec.


Ca Technologies offer a web filtering proxy which is a component of their security gateway solution. It is designed with flexibility for both small and large organisations and can be bundled together with their email security filtering product as a single unified solution.


Celestix who specialises in security solutions provide a web security gateway known as Celestix Threat Management Gateway.


Cisco is one of the largest networking vendors in the world, if not the largest, and has a solid range of security solutions. Cisco web and email security IronPort products are designed for both the small and enterprise market. Cisco also offer a cloud based service known as ScanSafe.


Clearswift is a security vendor specialising in email and web security. Clearswift email and web can be managed from the same management interface with integrated DLP capabilities.


ContentKeeper Technologies is an Australian based company with a range of SWG products for both small and enterprise market. ContentKeeper also has a cloud based security service.


CronLab is a content filtering vendor. CronLab's web filter (internet filter / URL filter) ensures blocking of unwanted or unsafe web sites whilst enabling internal controls. Cronlab's web filter provides over 70 different URL categories.


Cymphonix is a small, but growing security company, with a range of security web gateway appliances. Cymphonix provides bandwidth management capabilities within their appliances.


DeepNines who are a network security vendor offer web security gateway appliances.


EdgeWave deliver a portfolio of web, email and data protection technologies. EdgeWave web security gateway is known as iPrism Web Security, and is offered as a cloud based hosted service, on premise solution, or a hybrid services.


FireEye deliver FireEye Malware Protection for protection against web based attacks.


Forcepoint (formerly Websense) is the market leader in web security. Forcepoint also provide solutions in email and data security and has combined these products into a single solution with a management interface known as Triton. Forcepoint provides many options and platforms for their web offerings such as software, appliance, virtual appliance and also cloud based hosted security service. Customers can manage their mobile users through the cloud based security service and internal employees all from one GUI interface.


Fortinet do not have a dedicate security web gateway solution. However their world class next generation firewall is used by a number of customers as a dedicated web security solution. Fortinet offer all the typical web security features and functionality of an security web gateway in their range of firewalls.


F-Secure known for their malware protection for home and business users provide web and e-mail security for small businesses.


GFI Software delivers GFI WebMonitor that is a web filtering solution for small and medium sized businesses.


Google Web Security is a cloud based web solution providing web content filtering.


iboss cloud provides secure Internet access for users on any device, from any location, in the cloud.


Menlo Security is a cloud based security service.


M86 Security who were formally known as Marshal (and 3 other companies) have a strong presence in the security web gateway market as a result of their combined strengths. M86 offer cloud and on premise based solutions all from the same management GUI interface known as a hybrid service.


Mcafee is a market leader security vendor with a powerful central management system known as Epolicy Orchestrator and provide a wide range of security products and services; this includes their line of web security gateway products. Mcafee has both on premise and in the cloud offerings for web security.


Netgear provide their Pro Secure web and email security appliances targeted towards small and medium sized networks.


Optenet which is primarily targeted at large enterprises and services providers has the ability to split off into multiple virtual products from one appliance. This is great for shared businesses and service providers. Optenet has a strong presence in southern Europe.


Panda Security offer their Panda GateDefender Performa for network protection against e-mail and web threats.


Phantom Technologies have a portfolio of iBoss web security solutions that support various deployment scenarios. Phantom Technologies is a vendor dedicated to web security.


SafeNet is a security vendor with a focus on authentication, encryption and content security. Their eSafe web security solution is part of their data protection strategy which combines multiple products to form part of a solution for protecting data.


Sangfor is a company based in China and is known for its WAN optimisation solutions. Sangfor also offer secure web gateways used for controlling, monitoring and optimising internet access.


Spamina is a company that develops and delivers e-mail & web security solutions in the public cloud, as a hybrid service and for private cloud environments. Spaminas products are designed for all types of businesses and MSP/ISP providers with solutions for e-mail, firewall, archiving, encryption, DLP (Data Lost Prevention) and web filtering.


Trend Micro who has been historically known for their endpoint protection suites, provide Trend Micro Interscan Web Security Suite that is designed for both small and large networks and provides flexible platform options such a software, appliance and virtual appliance.


Watchguard is known for its firewall appliances and provide a solution for e-mail security, web security and network DLP in one box.


WebTitan provides web security solutions for small and medium size businesses and the education sector.


Webroot specialises in hosted services and endpoint protection. Its SWG offering is a hosted web security service targeted to all network sizes. 


Zscaler is a cloud based email and web security service provider that has grown in popularity in recent years. Zscaler targets both small and large networks.