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Pervasive Protection with VMware Cloud Web Security

Last week, VMware announced the general availability of VMware Cloud Web Security™. It’s a cloud-hosted service that better protects users and infrastructure accessing SaaS and Internet applications. In our upcoming webinar, you’ll learn more about how enterprises can use Cloud Web Security to address the emerging security needs of the distributed edge and the Anywhere Workforce.

Working from home is now an established norm. However, the distributed workforce also distributes security challenges that legacy networks are not equipped to address. Cloud services are also growing exponentially as enterprises increasingly use software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS). Critical workloads and applications in the cloud need a new security model that doesn’t slow access by forcing connections through a data center to apply a fragmented security stack. When apps, users and data can be anywhere, security needs to be everywhere.

“Emerging complex threats require sandboxing, remote browser isolation, threat analytics and machine learning. This requires massive compute power that most businesses do not have on premises.  The cloud can scale to meet the security needs of distributed enterprises.”

Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research, in eWeek

Enter SASE

VMware Cloud Web Security helps protect the distributed workforce no matter where they are.

Secure access service edge (SASE) converges security and networking in the cloud. SASE delivers cloud-based security as a service so enterprises can apply full security protections to users anywhere, without having to set up and maintain point products at each location. VMware SASE™ combines industry-leading VMware SD-WAN™, VMware Secure Access™ and cloud-delivered security to deliver flexibility, agility, protection, and scale of extensible services for enterprises of all sizes.

VMware Cloud Web Security, delivered as a cloud-hosted service of VMware SASE, protects networks, devices and data against threats when users access SaaS and Internet applications. VMware provides Cloud Web Security benefits that include:

  • Integrated service delivery with single-hop security enforcement on the optimal traffic path, for a rich user experience and better productivity
  • A single management plane using the VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator that enables IT to configure, manage and monitor networking and security services
  • A demonstrated cloud-scale platform with a global network of SASE points of presence (PoPs) for faster service activation and cloud migration
  • Support for the Anywhere Workforce, harnessing the benefits of VMware SD-WAN™ and VMware Secure Access™ to provide consistent policies that move with the user

SASE and the power of partnership

VMware partners are now able to capture incremental value by offering security services in addition to network services and firmly establish themselves as a trusted partner to their customers’ success. Learn more in our recent article, “VMware SASE Expands Opportunities for Channel Partners,” on the VMware Power of Partnership blog site

“ … what we are really creating is an extensible service edge platform in the cloud. Businesses can consume services on-demand in a subscription-based model.”

Sanjay Uppal, VMware senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider and Edge, in a VMware news article

Learn more at our webinar

Join our webinar on June 23 at 10 am PST to hear industry analyst Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research and VMware’s Craig Connors, VP and CTO of the Service Provider and Edge business unit discuss “Pervasive Security for SaaS and Internet Apps.” They will talk about the business needs for better cloud-based security and how VMware Cloud Web Security can help protect the enterprise. Register today, or watch on-demand later.


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