Alternative Secure Web Gateway appliance vendors that do not have a cloud-first approach add mobile and branch office support via a “cloud bolt-on” capability. This appliance-first bolt-on approach may result in a single interface, but that single interface is a mere abstraction that there are actually two distinct platforms that are being glued together. The on-prem platform tends to be robust while the cloud add-on capability is limited. This results in an inconsistent user experience as traffic traverses the on-prem web gateway appliances while in the office and the cloud module while on the road. In addition, this limits administrators from creating policies that are consistent regardless of user location. Usually this leads to a lower security posture and challenges for IT as equal protection cannot be applied to users in the same manner between the office and the road.
The iboss cloud is a single cloud platform which means that all features, capabilities and protection are applied in exactly the same way, regardless of whether the user is in the office or on the road. IT and Security Staff can create filtering policies, malware prevention rules and data loss prevention policies that protect users without worrying about how that policy will make it to the user. The iboss cloud is delivered in the cloud and protects users in exactly the same way in the current borderless network world.