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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway Technology

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Description: Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway is a web security product that protects a network against threats arising from the web such as viruses and other malware, inappropriate content, data leaks, and related issues. It also ensures regulatory compliance and promotes a productive work environment. Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway runs as an appliance that connects a user`s network to the web, filtering the traffic going out and coming into a user`s network.

Users can control the filtering process with web security rules that they can configure to block malicious and inappropriate content while allowing useful matter to pass through.

There are two deployment options for this product `Reverse Proxy` and `Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP)`. This entry covers both options.

Skyhigh Security, emerged from a 2021 deal in which McAfee Corporation. sold its enterprise business to investment firm Symphony Technology Group. This year, the investment firm relaunched McAfee’s enterprise business as Skyhigh Security.

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Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.9
Decision Date: 09/13/2023 at 02:33:45 UTC
Aliases: McAfee Web Gateway; Web Gateway
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Skyhigh Security
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/13/2023 at 02:33:45 UTC).