Managed Cloud Application Security
Managed Cloud Application Security (CASB)
Have you noticed that all of your office applications are moving to the cloud?
Most organisation irrespective of size now use Office365 or Google Apps, some form of cloud based storage CRM applications. The list of application moving to the cloud continues to grow every year and as a result, you have less visibility over your data, and less control over who and how it is accessed. The Cloud Application Security Broker (CASB) helps protect your company’s data in the cloud.
What is a cloud access security broker (CASB)?
According to Gartner, a cloud access security broker (CASB) is an on-premises or cloud-based security policy enforcement point that is placed between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to combine and interject enterprise security policies as cloud-based resources are accessed.
The emergence and usage of Cloud apps unknown to IT result in information assets that are uncontrolled and outside the governance, risk, and compliance processes of the organisation. Organisations require visibility and control across both sanctioned and unsanctioned services, including who uses which cloud apps, their departments, locations, and devices used. A CASB can help you discover all cloud services, report on what your cloud spend is, and find redundancies in functionality and reduce license costs.
Cloud technology makes the sharing of sensitive data easier when compared with traditional client-server data centre approach to information management.
The cloud access security broker (CASB) integrates cloud centric Data Loss Prevention capabilities such as document fingerprinting and user context information to prevent data leaks through unauthorised sharing.
Organisations need to ensure their employees are not either through malicious or non-malicious means introducing cloud malware and threats through usage of cloud app services. This means being able to scan and remediate threats in real time when an employee tries to share or upload an infected file or detecting and preventing unauthorized user access to cloud services and data.
Along the same lines, former employees pose significant risk, as they may have been disabled from the organizational directory, but can still access cloud apps that contain business-critical information.
The CASB provides protection against a host of cloud threats including malware and insider threats with cloud malware and threat capabilities that combine threat intelligence, static and dynamic malware analysis, prioritized analysis, and remediation of threats that may originate from—or be further propagated by—cloud services.
As data moves to the cloud, organisations must ensure they continue to comply with the many regulations designed to ensure the safety and privacy of personal or corporate data. A CASB can help ensure compliance with regulations like GDPR as well as help benchmark your security configurations against regulatory requirements like PCI DSS, NIST, and ISO 27001.
ENSL Managed CASB provide you with a complete scalable managed CASB solution from the initial risk assessment, discovery and implementation of customized security controls for your organization. We will continue to monitor, adjust, provide reports, and support your future needs. What’s more, you will not need to implement an onsite infrastructure, instead you can rely on vSOC service to support all your cyber security requirements.