Web proxies were invented in the early 1990s for people to access the Internet from behind a firewall. To enhance security, different capabilities were added to scan for malicious content, decrypt encrypted web traffic, and inspect for data loss. This came at a tremendous cost of hardware and operational overhead. That was BEFORE 75% of the workforce became remote workers.
Today, enabling web access and protecting productivity requires a new approach centered on isolation technologies powered by the cloud. A new architectural approach to web proxies designed to cater to knowledge workers — as well as modern-day threats — enhances protection and simplifies day-to-day load on security operations.