Unified Cloud Edge combines the functionality of McAfee® Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and McAfee® Web Protection on the McAfee® MVISION Cloud management platform. Like CASB, McAfee® Web Gateway Cloud Service (McAfee® WGCS) is managed in the MVISION Cloud UI.
McAfee WGCS is a globally available, enterprise cloud service that provides comprehensive web protection through in-depth content scanning and integration with other McAfee web security technologies. The cloud service protects your organization from security threats that arise when users in your organization access the web. The service:
Scans and filters web traffic between your users and the cloud
Blocks traffic that is not allowed by the policy you configure
- Protects users working inside or outside your network, for example, users working in a coffee shop or hotel
Using this service, you can prevent sophisticated threats, implement your organization's internet use policy, and promote productivity. For example, you can control access to file upload websites. Through hundreds of categories of web content, applications, and media types, you have fine-grained control over web use inside and outside the network.
Cloud services platform
As a service running on a cloud platform, McAfee WGCS is managed 24/7 by a team of McAfee security experts. You purchase a subscription to the service, and there is no hardware or software to install.
The cloud services platform consists of globally distributed nodes called points of presence (PoP). The Global Routing Manager (GRM) is a DNS service that is responsible for intelligent traffic routing, load sharing, and failover. The GRM routes traffic to the best available point of presence.
You can deploy McAfee WGCS with or without the McAfee® Client Proxy client software installed on your endpoints. The client software is location-aware and detects whether your users are working inside or outside the network. When users are working outside the network, Client Proxy redirects their web requests to McAfee WGCS for filtering.
To manage Client Proxy, you can:
Configure the bypass lists in the policy in MVISION Cloud.
Download the client software from MVISION Cloud.