CASB – Cloud Access Security Brokerage
Finding the Right Cloud Access Security Bokerage (CASB) for Your Enetreprise
Cloud adoption has created new security and compliance issues. Enterprises are struggling to understand the data security and compliance impact of aggressive employee and organizational adoption of cloud applications while also trying to determine how to maintain data security and compliance with new data residency laws as their infrastructure moves to the cloud. This is where a Cloud Access Security Brokerage (CASB) comes into play. Startup CASB vendors can provide visibility into cloud application risk – largely based on proxy logs; those vendors, however, lack any control point for web and cloud traffic to implement policy control to mitigate the risk of shadow cloud. Moreover, they lack advanced threat protection that can protect from threats that may come from cloud application usage. Lastly, as these vendors require integration to an existing proxy to function, it makes sense that Blue Coat is a natural fit to perform these services natively instead.
Blue Coat is the leader in web security and has extended that security with the Blue Coat Security Platform to provide the most comprehensive set of technology for cloud access security in the CASB space, including cloud access control to mitigate the risk of shadow cloud applications while enabling the secure use of sanctioned applications.
- Cloud Visibility & Intelligence: Discover and analyze cloud data usage in risk. With simple dashboards and detailed analysis, you gain an understanding of who is using what applications, how much data is moving in and out, and where the risk lies across their application usage. Capture and replay capabilities further allows you to reconstruct actual data files for forensic investigation.
- Cloud Access Security: Provides the ability to decrypt encrypted traffic, and apply powerful proxy-based policies to maintain data security, enable trusted application usage, and mitigate shadow cloud risk. By blocking access, coaching users or sending content for advanced inspection, organizations can enable safe cloud usage while preventing advanced threats and data exfiltration.
- Cloud Data Protection and Control: Advanced data encryption and tokenization services for sanctioned cloud applications protects your corporate data stored in cloud applications, assures compliance with regional data residency laws while preserving the intended application functionality.
As networks continue to evolve, organizations migrate to the cloud, and as the endpoint revolution continues, the need for advanced cloud security services through a CASB solution will continue to grow. The Blue Coat Security Platform, delivered in-the-cloud and on-premise, provides a strong history of protecting web usage that naturally extends to cloud application security.