Gartner Research

Selecting and Deploying Secure Web Gateway Solutions

Published: 10 December 2012

ID: G00231123

Analyst(s): Daniel Blum


A growing secure Web gateway market has emerged to help organizations protect themselves from Web-use liability, malware and data loss to cyberattacks. New solutions are emerging to cover mobile devices and to provide cloud services. Mileage from providers will vary depending on your use cases.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability
  • Related Guidance

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Scope the Project
    • Develop a Technical Security Architecture
  • Understand SWG Use Cases
    • Acceptable-Use Protection Use Case
    • Anti-Malware Use Case
    • Web Channel DLP Use Case
    • Mobile Endpoint SWG Support Use Case
    • Cloud-Based SWG Delivery Use Case
    • Map Uses Cases to Required Components and Critical Features
    • Related Requirements
  • Understand the SWG Market
    • Market Definition
    • SWG Market Drivers
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Trends and Futures
  • Determine Requirements
    • Evaluating Solutions for the AUP Use Case
    • Evaluating Solutions for Anti-Malware
    • Evaluate Solutions for Web Channel DLP
    • Provide Mobile User Support
    • Obtain SWG as a Cloud-Based Service
  • Select and Deploy the SWG Solution
    • Request for Proposal (RFP)
    • Anti-Malware Evaluation and Testing
    • Best and Final Candidates
    • Proof-of-Concept Tests
    • Pilot Tests
    • Performance and Availability Tests
    • Transition to Production
  • Risks and Pitfalls
  • The Details
    • Enterprise SWG Providers

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