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In Healthcare, mobility is everything

By Nat Kausik  |  January 4, 2017 at 1:48 PM  | 


Doctors rarely make house calls any more, but that does not mean they are desk-bound.    Mobile access to patient and clinical data results in much improved patient outcomes.  But mobility of care givers poses new security and compliance risks, driving CIOs and CISOs to seek technology solutions that can deliver on the promise of secure mobility.

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Agent-based CASB on Google Apps?

By Nat Kausik  |  December 9, 2016 at 1:48 PM  | 



This week we came upon a pharma customer who had GSuite (aka Google Apps) deployed enterprise-wide. They were shopping for CASB, and were debating the pros and cons of agent-based CASB vs agentless CASB for Gsuite. 

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Double-agent CASB?

By Nat Kausik  |  October 25, 2016 at 5:27 PM  | 


Last week, we got an interesting inquiry from an enterprise that was testing CASB solutions. One of the vendors they were testing had a forward-proxy architecture that required proxy agents on every device. This requirement proved vexing even in the test lab - specifically, the forward-proxy CASB agent conflicted with the forward-proxy corporate Secure Web Gateway (SWG). This incompatibility is an inherent limitation of agent-based CASB, making them essentially unusable in the vast majority of enterprises. To the astonishment of the customer, the vendor recommended getting rid of the SWG entirely. The customer's puzzled question to us was whether we recommended the same thing?

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denial, anger, bargaining, depression & acceptance...

By Nat Kausik  |  October 20, 2016 at 2:26 PM  | 



These are the five stages of grief, as laid forth by swiss psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, in her seminal work on human mortality.   Her theory is also valid in the business world, where technological innovations can be merciless in upending the old order. Search engines killed yellow pages. Smart phones killed pay phones. And now...

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