CASB

Cloud Access Security Broker

Discover, analyse, secure and manage user interaction with cloud applications. Achieve complete visibility and control with a full-featured CASB solution and protect your modern mobile workforce. Integrated with Web Security for visibility and protection at every stage of an attack.

Discovery & visibility

CASB discovery and visibility of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud application use with an extensive catalogue of business apps.

Eliminate blind spots

Inline and API ‘multimode’ CASB solution maximises visibility and protection and eliminates blind spots.

CASB & Web combined

Integrated with Web Security for end-to-end attack visibility and protection. Automatically defend against new multi-channel attack techniques.

You need a CASB

Cloud applications, approved or not, are transforming the way users and teams communicate, share and collaborate. The threat landscape has changed – CASB is no longer a nice to have.

Malware
Advanced malware

Malware and cloud-only malware is increasing in volume and sophistication - targeting specific cloud apps.

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Cloud data security

Files in cloud shares have overtaken large scale breaches as the number one cause of data loss.

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Insider threats & Shadow IT

Almost 50% of cloud data breaches are the result of malicious or accidental insider actions within cloud apps.

CASB Cloud Access Security Broker

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How CASB works

CASB flexible architecture is deployed using agents or gateways, or both, to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes with exceptional time to value. Users enjoy a fast, unobtrusive experience and the freedom to work however, whenever and wherever they want.

Features & Benefits

CASB Cloud Data Security (DLP)

Analyse files uploaded to cloud apps. Use templates for personal data, confidential content, PCI DSS, HIPAA (etc.) or create your own.

Deploy Flexible Deployment

Agents, gateways, or both, with centralised policy management to protect office and mobile users.

Visibility Visibility or Control

Reveal applications that are in use or block access to features and actions within apps.

Mobile Mobile Apps

API mode critically provides visibility of user activity when using mobile apps that use end-to-end encryption (SSL pinning).

Apps Extensive App Catalog

Automated, continuous updates to a catalogue of hundreds of business applications and thousands of actions.

Web Integrate with Web Security

Existing Web Security customers can enable CASB via a single click.

Intuitive user interface

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The CASB cloud app catalogue – showing actions and baseline risks within a cloud storage app.

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CASB API mode events showing file details and threats found.

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

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What is CASB?

According to Gartner, the cloud access security broker (CASB) market can be defined as “products and services that address security gaps in an organisation’s use of cloud services… They deliver differentiated, cloud-specific capabilities generally not available as features in other security controls such as web application firewalls (WAFs), secure web gateways (SWGs) and enterprise firewalls.”

CASB technology is the outcome of increased cloud adoption and the subsequent need to secure cloud services. CASB solutions give businesses the ability to discover, analyse, secure and manage cloud activity across multiple networks and devices, whether users are on the corporate network or working remotely. CASB provides granular visibility and control over specific user activities and sensitive data.

Cloud Access Security Brokers deliver functionality through the following four pillars:

Visibility is the cornerstone of cloud security, it’s the vital first step – you can’t secure what you don’t know. CIOs who haven’t gone through the visibility and discovery stage report that they have on average 30-40 cloud apps in use across their organisation, but that number is in fact more likely to be around the 1000 mark. CASBs provide essential visibility across all sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud app use across a business. They enable IT teams to go beyond an “allow” or “block” position with cloud services, meaning IT teams can manage access to specific features within specific apps – allow upload and download of files to and from the sanctioned cloud storage app but limit all other storage apps to download only for inbound sharing, for example.

As more and more businesses move to the cloud, the need to ensure the privacy and safety of corporate and personal data is more important than ever. Organisations must comply with the many regulations designed to protect sensitive information, such as PCI DSS, GDPR and HIPAA. Cloud Access Security Brokers can help to identify data in the cloud and provide a comprehensive audit trail of user activity for demonstrating compliance to internal and external auditors.

Misconfigured shares in cloud apps have overtaken hacking and large-scale data breaches as the number one cause of data loss. CASB solutions have the ability to scan files on upload and change for specific content using predefined DLP templates, as well as scanning files for malware.

Malware and cloud-only malware is increasing in volume and sophistication – targeting specific cloud apps. Alongside a marked increase in malicious or accidental insider actions. Cloud Access Security Brokers offer advanced protection to identify and stop cloud-based threats, protecting against malware using a powerful combination of technologies and multiple security layers. Unusual, suspicious or malicious user activity – associated with potential data exfiltration – can be identified and managed.

What our customers say

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“With Censornet USS we have protection against, and additional information on, threats facing our company and staff that we simply did not have before. We can see all the cloud applications being used within the organisation, web browsing trends, and have a far more effective email scanning solution. The ability to view all of the data collected through these solutions in one portal means that we have a better view of threat management and are assured Censornet is protecting our staff.”

Nicky Dowland, Head of Information Technology

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“Prior to Censornet USS we had lots of different solutions in place and if we wanted different policies we would have to change them on multiple firewalls individually and manually. With USS it is far simpler and we can push changes out to anything in the world. The policies and portal are really easy to use and it was spun up really quickly so there were no delays in ensuring all our offices and staff were quickly protected. It does everything we needed and wanted it to do.”

Mark Rockett, Group IT Manager

Cloud applications covered

Business Applications

750

Number of actions

3500

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