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Gartner Peer Insights ‘Lessons Learned’: Implementing Secure Web Gateways

Published: 15 April 2020

ID: G00397928

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


SWGs are dedicated cloud services or devices for application/web security that protect organizations from online security threats by enforcing company policies and filtering internet-bound traffic. SRM leaders can learn from their peers’ implementation experience shared on Gartner Peer Insights.

Table Of Contents


Peer Lessons Learned

  • Lesson 1: Recognize Your Business’ Security Needs to Find a Suitable Vendor and Ensure Smooth Implementation
  • Lesson 2: Scrutinize SWGs Against Their Capabilities and Your Business Needs; Ensure the Right Level of Vendor Support
  • Lesson 3: Test the SWG Thoroughly Before Purchasing It
  • Lesson 4: Train Your Team and Set Up Security Policies Before Implementation
  • Lesson 5: Start Small and Develop a Robust Implementation Plan; Create a Well-Defined URL Whitelist
  • Methodology

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