Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) have become an essential element of any cloud security strategy, helping organizations govern the use of cloud and protect sensitive data in the cloud. Security and risk management leaders should align CASB vendorsto address specific use-case requirements.
–Gartner CASB Magic Quadrant
CASBs are cloud-based security enforcement points between you and the cloud. Security enforcement can include:
- Authentication, authorization
- Credential mapping
- Device profiling
- Malware detection/prevention
- Single sign-on
In 2017, cloud-based services seemed to waffle, but today more companies are investing in CASB and Gartner predicts 60% of large enterprises will use CASB by 2020. You may not be one of “the big boys,” but your data is just as important.
Technology Support, Protection for Your Organization
While it’s true that most cloud service providers offer
some measure of security, there is no guarantee that
their security posture equals your own.
Your level of support from a CASB should have the same strength as a mega-corporation; proportionate to your organization’s requirements. Here is what your technical support service provider can deliver:
- Compliance – Your CASB can keep you in compliance with government mandates and business-related agency regulations.
- Data security – Because your employees are in-house and remote, you need data discovery and classification and end-user activity monitoring. Your CASB will offer the ability to encrypt/redact content at the “field” (internet transmission) level and the cloud-based “file” (metadata destination) level. Some of your tools may include cloud-based DLP (data loss prevention) and DCAP (data-centric audit and protection).
- Threat prevention – CASBs can detect and protect your data against unwanted users and devices. User and entity behavior analytics can determine irregular or inconsistent behavior, malware recognition, and malware remediation. File sandboxing strategies must be supplemented as needed.
- Visibility – Shadow and sanctioned IT discovery with a complete view of your company’s cloud service usage information should be provided. This handles your remote-access users as well as in-house employees.
Never Too Soon, Never Too Late
Sometimes a hasty cloud migration reveals more security threats than you originally considered. Even if you are in transition or have already migrated, a CASB can offer the extra layer of security you need.
Cloud security is evolving at lightning speed, becoming more about governance than visibility, says Gartner. Security vulnerabilities exist at every level of operations; a whole-house wellness solution includes internal and external cloud access and network analysis.
What you don’t know can hurt you. Employees put organizations at-risk almost every day. A CASB can keep control of your cloud-based enterprise data being uploaded to insecure portals as well as the installation of unwanted apps.
Insecure data networks are prime targets for cyber threats. And thanks to BYOD (bring your own device) policies, cyber attacks are a very real situation for cloud data. A CASB security solution can monitor and mitigate internal and external threats quickly and efficiently.
In-transition and at-rest data can be better protected by your CASB using DLP solutions. This can stop malicious activity before it has a chance to start.
Atrion’s Customized Solutions Use a Risk-Based Analysis
You can run with the competition or pull ahead of the pack. Cloud migration with security in place can give a small business a big edge. Because Atrion Communications is not commodity-driven, we have the freedom to explore more options. As your CASB solutions provider, we can offer options that are customized for your organization.
For an unbiased assessment of your business’s security risk, call 908. 231.7777 or contact us. We can partner to allow you to focus on what’s important – building your brand and growing your business.