The world is changing. We are entering another era of IT, where enterprises are experiencing a fundamental shift in the way their workforce consumes technology.
Personally owned devices ubiquitously connected in today’s world, are giving way to cloud-based applications and repositories in almost every region and vertical. The shift of workloads to cloud applications such as Office365, Google Drive, Box, etc are demanding that enterprises become even more flexible and agile, to enable employees to collaborate, yet keep risk low.
Traditional IT infrastructure is going to experience significant extension, but could benefit greatly if one enables the productivity gains offered by cloud apps and services. They’ll also get critical visibility and control of how they are being used. The security challenges posed here are addressed with a new technology known as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).
A CASB solution extends your DLP initiative and MORE:
Identifying and evaluating all cloud apps in use
Extending current security policies into cloud apps and services
Encrypt or tokenize sensitive content to enforce security policy
Detect and block unusual account behavior, like malicious code
Integration with existing security solutions
There is no longer an inside or outside of the network and the cloud will eventually be every organizations de facto extended enterprise In this new reality, security must follow the data, the application, and the user.