The way we work has changed. Mobile devices and cloud apps have enabled all of us to stay productive from anywhere. This means, rather than working out of offices, your employees now access what they need for work directly via the Internet.
But in this remote-first environment your perimeter-based secure web gateway (SWG) loses visibility into web-based security and compliance risks. This gap is especially problematic on mobile devices where users are more susceptible to social engineering as they juggle between work and personal responsibilities. They are also more likely to receive phishing attacks from the countless applications with messaging functionality.
With your infrastructure residing in the cloud, mobile devices now have as much access to sensitive data as any other endpoints. Cyber attackers know this and have shifted their focus to delivering phishing websites and malware via the web. Your user’s seamless access to data also makes it a lot easier to accidentally violate regulations or corporate policy.
As employees continue to work from anywhere, they will continue to connect to organizational resources directly via the Internet, by passing your on-premises security. You need to ensure that phishing and malicious links are filtered regardless of the network they use. This not only secures your users from unwanted software or malware as well as malicious and inappropriate websites, it also ensures you can enforce regulations and corporate policies.
Effortless phishing protection
Lookout Phishing and Content Protection (PCP) provides SWG functionality when your perimeter is no longer in the picture. We do so by filtering the Internet locally on the device regardless of the network used and respecting the user’s privacy. By combining our Phishing AI engine with reputation lists of known phishing sites, PCP secures against zero-hour phishing attacks in real time.
We compare every web request from your mobile device with this combined dataset, whether it’s on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or cellular. By performing the comparison on the local endpoint device rather than sending it to the cloud, we are respecting the individual’s privacy.
Content protection via web content filtering
We have a scalable approach to phishing protection that can also provide filtering of inappropriate web content and ensure you stay compliant to regulations. By providing SWG on your mobile endpoints, we enable your security administrator to select categories of content to be filtered in specific geographies. In addition, they can upload domains and web addresses of inappropriate or restricted sites that we will also filter.