From communication to data access, the web has become a mission-critical business tool. But with more businesses doing work online, the web is also now a popular attack vector. Todayís threats arenít limited to questionable websites or bad URLs. Some of the most sophisticated threats are designed to hide in plain sight on legitimate and well-trafficked websites. And threats outside of the network arenít the only concern. Users inside the business may be putting the organization at risk by consuming excess bandwidth and accessing content like social media, videos, and personal applications outside acceptable use policies.
Modern businesses need a web security solution that provides continuous monitoring and analysis across the extended network, and protection before, during, and after an attack. This document examines requirements businesses should consider when purchasing a web security solution that will meet the challenges of todayís advanced threat landscape.