Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

What is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?

A CASB provides enterprises with a critical control point for the secure use of cloud services across multiple cloud providers software as a service (SaaS) apps are becoming pervasive in enterprises, A CASB can consolidate multiple types of security policy enforcement security policies enforced by a CASB include authentication, single sign-on, authorization, credential mapping, device profiling, encryption, tokenization, logging, alerting, and malware detection and prevention.

Key Functions of a CASB

  • Authentication and Single Sign-On: Enforcing robust authentication protocols and facilitating seamless single sign-on experiences.

  • Authorization and Credential Mapping: Managing access privileges and mapping credentials for streamlined access control.

  • Device Profiling: Identifying and categorizing devices accessing cloud resources for enhanced security.

  • Encryption and Tokenization: Safeguarding sensitive data through encryption and tokenization techniques.

  • Logging and Alerting: Monitoring activities, logging events, and triggering alerts for potential security threats.

  • Malware Detection and Prevention: Detecting and preventing malware infiltration within cloud environments.

A CASB has multiple use cases for the enterprise:

  • Malware Prevention: Malware Prevention: Blocking malicious software from infiltrating cloud infrastructures.

  • Shadow IT Security: Securing against unauthorized or unmanaged cloud usage within the organization.

  • Data Security: Ensuring the protection and integrity of sensitive data stored in the cloud.

  • Continuous Security Compliance: Maintaining compliance with security standards and regulations across critical resources.

  • Anomalous Behavior Detection: Identifying and addressing abnormal activities through intelligent policy enforcement.

  • Governance of Privileged Activities: Monitoring and controlling privileged user actions within cloud environments.

  • Vulnerability Detection: Identifying and mitigating potential security vulnerabilities by monitoring configuration changes.

  • Proactive Remediation: Addressing security issues promptly and efficiently to minimize potential risks.

  • Incident Management: Providing unified incident management capabilities for effective response to security incidents.

  • Security Configuration: Ensuring adherence to robust security configurations for sustained protection.

Key Features of Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)

Behavior Analytics & Threat Protection

Utilizing advanced analytics to detect and mitigate security threats through proactive monitoring and analysis.

Incident Management

Offering comprehensive incident management capabilities to efficiently respond to and mitigate security incidents.

Security Configuration

Implementing and maintaining robust security configurations to fortify cloud environments against potential threats.

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