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the cure for infectious malware

By Chantelle Patel  |  March 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM  | 

parker-byrd-139348.jpgOrganizations have seen rapid growth in cloud adoption over the last few years which in turn have introduced new threats and increased the risk of data leakage. Among the most prominent threats are malware and ransomware – long a problem on endpoints. With the advent of public cloud apps, interconnected and widely used, malware and ransomware have the potential to touch more data than ever before.

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why free software is like a free puppy...

By Nat Kausik  |  March 23, 2017 at 2:50 PM  | 


As enterprises transform their IT operations into the cloud, data travels from third-party servers, via third-party networks to BYO devices.  The only thing the enterprise owns is the data, and protecting this data is vitally important.  Incumbent vendors offering security as software and hardware are rendereded obsolete, since there is no place to hang such products.   

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Why agentless CASBs rule!

By Nat Kausik  |  March 23, 2017 at 10:06 AM  | 



Earlier this week our EU team visited with a large financial institution in Europe.   This firm's migration to Office365 was blocked over security concerns.    Being a long-term Symantec customer, the firm had turned to them again for a CASB solution. 

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Why You Need A CASB for GDPR Compliance

By Rich Campagna  |  March 22, 2017 at 11:42 AM  | 

GDPR.pngWith enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just over a year away in May, 2018, your planning efforts should already be well underway. Adoption of cloud applications across the EU continues at a rapid clip, and the global nature of leading cloud applications means that protecting personal data and achieving data residency can be difficult to achieve.

With mandatory breach notifications and very steep fines (4% of annual revenues), the cost of non-compliance is high. On the other hand, it's nearly impossible to stop the move to cloud in most organizations, so that's not an option either. Fortunately, you still have time to arm your organization with the key to combining cloud adoption and GDPR compliance: cloud access security broker (CASB). Let's take a look at some of the areas where a CASB can help:

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