The SolarWinds cyberattack was a software supply chain attack involving the SolarWinds Orion platform, wherein a Russian nation-state adversary gained access to SolarWinds systems and deployed trojanized updates to the Orion software. This, in turn, allowed threat actors to install stealthy malware on SolarWinds customers’ networks. The SolarWinds hack was disclosed by multiple cybersecurity companies in conjunction with the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in December 2020.
Secure remote access is an umbrella term that refers to the security measures, policies, and technologies organizations use to deliver network, device, and application access from a location outside of the corporate office with a high level of security.
A secure web gateway (SWG) is a security solution that prevents unsecured internet traffic from entering an organization’s internal network. It’s used by enterprises to protect employees and users from accessing or being infected by malicious websites and web traffic, internet-borne viruses, malware, and other cyberthreats. It also helps to ensure regulatory compliance.