CASB use cases – for better visibility and control of your cloud-based services

  • SSS – Sales
  • Sep 26, 2017

As more and more people and organisations adopt cloud services, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) have become a must-have for the information security team to help monitor activity and enforce security policies.  CASBs provide critical capabilities such as governing access and activities in sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services, securing sensitive data and preventing its loss.  It plays an important part in protecting organisations against internal and external threats.

CASBs provide your organisation with the visibility, compliance, data security and threat protection that you need to safely manage your cloud-based information.

The top CASB use cases consist of the following categories:

Governance of Usage – Define policies based on service category or risk and choose from a range of appropriate actions.  With CASB use cases you will be able to monitor and control users’ activities when they are accessing cloud services, collaboration and social media platforms, as well as advanced or cross-service activities monitored and controlled in real time. 

Securing Data – It has become critical to protect and prevent the loss of sensitive data across all the cloud services in your environment.  Advanced enterprise DLP will help you discover and protect sensitive data in sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services regardless of where users are accessing these services from.  You can prevent data exfiltration from a sanctioned to an unsanctioned service, such as preventing the download of confidential content from a corporate service to a personal Dropbox or filesharing account.  You will have better ability to enforce appropriate policies and apply encryption based on conditional factors.

Protecting against threats – You can block or remediate malware, detect and alert user login anomalies including excessive downloads, uploads and sharing, as well as preventing data infiltration involving new employees.  You start with a full visibility of all cloud services, layer in static and dynamic anti-malware detections, including machine learning, and finally arm the rest of your security infrastructure with out-of-the-box integrations and workflows.

For more information, download the 15 use cases for CASB document (download link is at the top right of this page).

SSS is a trusted partner of Netskope.  To read more about CASB use cases, you can visit the Netkope website here.  Contact us if you would like to learn more and how CASB use cases could help your organisation.