What is a Secure Web Gateway (SWG)?

Secure Web Gateways (SWG) are usually located at the boundary of an organization’s network and provide a secure gateway for internal users to access Internet services. Network traffic entering and exiting is analyzed and processed for malicious content and for organizational policy compliance and appropriately acted upon.

Purpose of Secure Web Gateway Systems

SWG are security firewall systems deployed to control and secure outgoing network access. The main purpose of SWG systems are:

Common SWG Features

Related Terms

How A10 Networks Can Help

A10 Networks Thunder products are full featured security products with carrier-grade performance platforms.  Most of the world’s largest carriers and service providers include A10 products in their infrastructures.

Additional A10 features available for Secure Web Gateways include:


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July 10, 2018

About Robert Keith

Robert has 30 years of experience in IT technology development and infrastructure management. He was the founder of several infrastructure ventures including Intellivence, MaxSP, Sentrik and most recently was the CTO of Iron Networks. As CTO of Iron Networks in San Jose, CA, he worked directly with many companies in the Silicon Valley to design and architect network, security, and cloud solutions. He worked directly with Microsoft engineering in the design of their cloud architectures including storage, Hyper-V, Systems Center and Virtual Networking. He also worked directly with Hortonworks to design a Hadoop deployment and management system using CentOS and many layered software packages. READ MORE