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Skyhigh Security

Web Components, Technologies, and Policies

Skyhigh Web Security Gateway Service consists of the web components that connect users and the technologies that connect sites to WSGS, where web traffic is filtered according to the policy you configure.

The web components include:

  • Client Proxy installed on laptops — Connects users working on laptops to WSGS.
  • Mobile Cloud Security configured on mobile devices — Connects users working on mobile devices to WSGS.

These technologies connect local or remote sites to WSGS:

  • IPsec tunnels
  • GRE tunnels

Web Security Gateway Service

All setup and configuration are done from the Skyhigh CASB management platform.

  1. The web administrator sets up the web components and configures the web policy in the Skyhigh CASB UI.
  2. The administrator manages Client Proxy policies and selects the active policy. Client Proxy redirects the users' web requests to WSGS for filtering according to the location awareness and traffic redirection settings in the active policy.
  3. After the administrator sets up the Mobile Cloud Security, software on the mobile devices redirects users' web requests to WSGS for filtering.
  4. The administrator configures the rules that make up the web policy. WSGS filters all web requests according to the configured rules, blocking bad web traffic while allowing good traffic to continue to the internet.
  5. The administrator configures an IPsec or GRE tunnel from an office location or remote site to WSGS. The cloud service receives web requests through the configured tunnel and filters them according to the web policy.
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