What Is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?
Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are the points of contact between cloud service consumers and providers that help implement security policies for cloud-based resources. These include enforcing authentication, authorization, encryption policies, and malware detection and prevention.
Cloud applications are widely popular for businesses because they are convenient, offer valuable integrations, and can even be automated to complete specific job tasks. But 53 percent of businesses say that evolving security threats challenge their ability to prepare for attacks and integrate new technologies. Many companies seek CASB services to improve their ability to respond to attacks and bolster their cloud implementations against threats.
Responsibilities for a CASB
Key Components of CASB
3. Cloud Security
4. Threat Protection
Use Cases for CASBs
There are several instances where an organization might find hiring CASB to be particularly helpful, including:
- Shifting to an initial cloud implementation
- Developing a cloud security strategy
- Implement data usage policies
- Reduce shadow IT risks
- Making security recommendations
CASB vs. SASE
SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and CASB are enterprise security strategies that keep business data safe and secure. SASE combines network security with WAN capabilities, while CASB focuses on securing access to cloud applications.
CASB plays a vital role in cloud security and works well alongside a SASE implementation. The combination offers complete visibility and control over the entire network. With CASB and SASE, companies can ensure their data is secure from the edge to the cloud.
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