Cloud web security is a term that sends shivers down the spine of many IT security experts. Protecting a business against web-borne threats is difficult enough when you know your enemy; but, with new strains of malware and ransomware being deployed every day, trying to maintain a defense against an unknown force can be terrifying.
One thing all IT security experts agree on is that in order for defenses to be at their most resilient, businesses need to adopt a multilayered approach to cloud web security. This means that, rather than implementing one mechanism to protect against malware, ransomware, and other online threats, businesses need to have multiple safeguards in place which provide overlapping layers of protection.
Where Cloud-Based Internet Filtering Fits into the Mix
Cloud-based Internet filtering fits into the mix at the very core of a cloud web security program. Although it is advisable to implement email filtering solutions and network monitoring tools, cloud-based Internet filtering can prevent email-initiated phishing attacks from being executed and malware from being downloaded from the Internet.
This is because, in addition to blacklists blocking access to websites known to harbor malware, modern Internet filters contain SURBL and URIBL filters to maximize protection against phishing attacks and malware downloads. It is also possible to configure keyword filters to prevent users from downloading file types that are used to install malware.
Why Cloud-Based Internet Filtering?
The reason why cloud-based Internet filtering is recommended, rather than hardware-based or software-based Internet filtering, is due to the strain the SSL inspection places on CPU resources – SSL inspection being the process that de-crypts, reads, and re-encrypts the content of encrypted websites to ensure they are free from malware and comply with acceptable use policies.
Only a few years ago, the SSL inspection process placed a negligible strain on CPU resources, as it was only websites used for financial transactions that were encrypted. The increase in malicious websites, man-in-the-middle attacks, and Google enhancing the SERPs rankings of encrypted websites, has driven the adoption of SSL, which is now the norm. According to the latest figures, in 2022, around 95% of websites use the HTTPS protocol, and in most countries, over 90% of website traffic is encrypted. Most businesses now use SSL certificates.
The significance of using cloud-based Internet filtering as part of a multilayered cloud web security program is that the CPU-intensive SSL inspection process is conducted in the cloud on the service provider’s servers so it does not strain business resources. Capacity is scaled up as needed to meet demand, so there is no latency. Internet speed is not slowed as it would be if businesses were performing the SSL inspection process using in-house appliances.
Enhance Your Cloud Web Security with WebTitan Filtering Solutions
TitanHQ has been providing enterprise-class Internet filtering solutions since 2009. Our two cloud-based Internet filtering solutions are WebTitan Cloud and WebTitan Cloud for WiFi - either of which is suitable to have at the core of a cloud web security program due to their anti-malware features, ease of use, and flexibility.
Both WebTitan filtering solutions enhance cloud web security with malicious URL detection and phishing protection and are continuously updated with the latest threat intelligence to block zero-hour and zero-minute threats.
They have easy-to-use centralized administration portals through which Internet usage policies can be applied, and integration with directory services such as LDAP and Active Directory makes it easy to apply usage policies for individual users, user groups, departments, locations, or business-wide.
WebTitan Cloud and WebTitan Cloud for WiFi can be set up and configured within minutes. All that is required to enhance your cloud web security with WebTitan filtering solutions is a redirection of your server´s DNS. Our cloud-based internet filtering solutions are compatible with every operating system and network and can be scaled up to 60,000 users with no bandwidth restriction nor Internet latency, and can be used to protect office-based and remote workers, no matter where they access the Internet.
Enhance Your Cloud Web Security Free for Fourteen Days
If you are in the process of creating a multilayered cloud web security program and would like to evaluate the merits of our cloud-based Internet filtering solutions, you are invited to contact us and discuss your requirements with our Sales Technicians. Our industry-leading team will be happy to answer any questions you have about cloud web security, determine which WebTitan product would be most suitable for your circumstances, and explain how our free fourteen-day WebTitan trial works.
We believe the free trial of our cloud-based Internet filtering solutions provides sufficient time to find the optimum settings for your WebTitan filter. Thereafter, should you decide to continue using our service, no reconfiguration will be necessary. If you need more time to make your decision or any assistance in determining your optimum settings, we are always here to help. Try WebTitan today, and you could be protecting your business against malware, ransomware, phishing, and other online threats in less than fifteen minutes.
We believe the free trial of our cloud-based Internet filtering solutions provides sufficient time to find the optimum settings for your WebTitan filter. Thereafter, should you decide to continue using our service, no reconfiguration will be necessary. If you need more time to make your decision, or any assistance in determining your optimum settings, we are always here to help. Try WebTitan today, and you could be protecting your business against malware and ransomware in less than fifteen minutes.