Secure Web Gateway
In addition to a wide variety of malware detection techniques, advanced vendors in the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) space are beginning to add DPI engines such as Procera’s Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) to their solutions for Layer 7 application classification. DPI capabilities will become increasingly important differentiators as the market continues to mature.
SWGs have become increasingly critical as the numbers and types of mobile devices, both company-owned and authorized and employee-supplied, or BYOD, have risen in recent years. SWGs feature URL filtering, malware detection and filtering and various controls for commonly used Internet applications. Content-aware data loss prevention (DLP) is also common feature of these platforms.