Sangfor Named Sample Vendor for Secure Web Gateway

Sangfor has been named as a Sample Vendor for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2022.[1]

We believe that our inclusion as 1 of 10 Sample Vendors from across the world recognizes our SWG product – Sangfor IAG – as one of the best on the market.

The latest listing follows our recognition as a Sample Vendor in six other Gartner Hype Cycles for various technologies, including Hyperconvergence, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), and Cloud Security. These are:

For readers unfamiliar with the Gartner Hype Cycle, the following article provides a good explanation of what it is and how organizations use it to their advantage.

Secure Web Gateway in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security

Benefit Rating: High

Market Penetration: More than 50% of target audience

Maturity: Mature mainstream


Secure web gateways (SWGs) use URL filtering and a range of advanced threat defense (ATD) methods to protect organizations and enforce internet use and compliance with acceptable use policies. SWGs are delivered as cloud-based services, hybrid (cloud and on-premises), or on-premises solutions only.

Why This Is Important

Because SWGs are positioned between the user and the internet, they offer valuable protection from internet-born threats. Also, the SWG dashboards and reporting tools provide visibility into users’ behavior on the internet. This functionality is important to detect and investigate whether an employee has violated the organization’s internet usage policy.

Sangfor IAG: Secure Your Internet Access

Sangfor IAG is a full-feature SWG solution developed by our world-class R&D team and used by over 70,000 customers. As a secure web gateway, Sangfor IAG first and foremost protects and controls the internet access of network users and their endpoints. Security features such as URL filtering, traffic decryption, and illegal Wi-Fi hotspot detection prevent internet-born threats from infecting endpoints. Granular internet access policies for users, user groups, and endpoints control what websites, applications, and functions can be accessed. This helps to prevent malware infection and user unproductivity while ensuring regulatory compliance. Sangfor IAG is designed to provide unparallel visibility into user identity and user behavior – who is accessing what and when – and any hidden threats and applications running in the environment. Sangfor IAG offers centralized management with a single pane of glass web interface and flexible deployment as a hardware appliance, virtual appliance, or both.

As a full-feature solution, Sangfor IAG offers a suite of security features and capabilities that further strengthen the organization’s security posture, including:

  • Bandwidth management: Optimize bandwidth allocation for critical applications and restrict the bandwidth of abusive users.
  • Asset discovery: Identify onboarding devices and enforce endpoint compliance checks to ensure they do not introduce malware and vulnerabilities. 
  • Proxy avoidance protection: Detect and block anonymous proxy and VPN applications that can bypass the organization’s internet access controls. 
  • User authentication and management: Intuitive and flexible authentication methods, including a variety of traditional and value-added authentication methods. 

Visit the Sangfor IAG webpage to learn more about its features and capabilities, product advantages, use cases, success stories, and more! 


[1] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2022, by Franz Hinner et al., Published 19 December 2022 

[2] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022, by Julia Palmer et al., Published 1 July 2022

[3] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022, by Tony Harvey and Jason Donham, Published 11 July 2022

[4] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022, by Philip Dawson and Nathan Hill, Published 11 July 2022

[5] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, 2022, by Charlie Winckless, Published 18 July 2022

[6] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for ICT in China, 2022, by Kevin Ji et al., Published 26 July 2022

[7] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Security in China, 2022, by Feng Gao, Anson Chen et al., Published 10 October 2022

Disclaimer: GARTNER and HYPE CYCLE are a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

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