|Company size (employees)
|500 to 999
|Type of solution
iboss is the leading SASE platform that has patented, containerized cloud architecture. Containerization allows iboss to deliver secure connectivity for users anywhere while maintaining a completely isolated and controlled network data path. Additionally, a fully containerized architecture allows for natural hybrid deployments where proxy and firewall security features can be delivered within the organization’s network, while leveraging the cloud based service, if needed, for remote users.
Understanding containerization is the key for networks in need of a highly secure service. With a containerized service like iboss, the network connections from devices and users are processed within isolated containerized gateways which perform proxy and firewall functions. The containerized gateways never process data for any other organization and data is never mixed with that of any other customer.
With alternative SASE platforms that lack containerization, network traffic from multiple organizations are processed within the same gateways that proxy, decrypt and firewall data for other organizations. Mixing data within the gateways that perform functions like decryption not only results in latency but increases security risks.
How we are different
The iboss platform provides a consistent network security stack that is applied to users, regardless of their location, including trusted operated networks and untrusted remote networks. All traffic originating from users first traverses the iboss cloud platform before making it to its final destination
Because the iboss platform is a SASE platform that is built on containerization, the source IP Address that is visible to the destination is always dedicated to the organization. This means that even if a user is working from a remote network, such as their home, when the network traffic makes it to the application, the source IP Address the application will see is that of the organization.
A containerized architecture allows the containerized cloud gateways to extend into physical form so they can be run within the organization’s network itself. This is different than alternative SASE services which are not based on containerization When the iboss cloud containerized gateways run onsite, within the organization’s network, they can be linked to the global containerized cloud footprint. This means that traffic from remote users does not have to traverse back to the organization’s datacenter while still having the same network security policies and source IP address ranges in place that are used within the private gateways running within the companies' facility. This provides the flexibility to transition from an on-prem private cloud appliance model to a full SASE model over time and with ease while gaining the benefits of protecting remote workers immediately today.