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How Strong is Your Encryption System?

By Kevin Gee  |  August 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM  | 

Pasted_image_at_2016_08_15_11_49_AM.pngMany Cloud Access Security Brokers and even cloud vendors themselves provide their own form of data encryption. But in today’s connected world, it is not enough to just secure the data.  How do you encrypt the data? Are you using industry standards? Do you maintain application functionality? Who maintains the keys? These are all questions that you should be thinking about when you wish to secure your data in the cloud.

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Secure A Cloud App in 5 Minutes

By Rich Campagna  |  November 17, 2015 at 9:48 AM  | 

That headline sounds too good to be true, but I assure you that it is possible. Ask any IT Security professional for their list of cloud security concerns, and external sharing is likely to be high up on that list (second only to sync/download to unmanaged devices in a recent Bitglass survey).

If you share this concern, you can be well on your way to controlling external sharing with the Bitglass CASB with just a few quick steps. Let's take Google Apps as an example, though these steps are similar for pretty much any cloud app. 

  1. Add Google Apps to your Bitglass config
    Log into Bitglass as an admin (Apps/Policies), and add Google Apps.
    Time Est: 1 minute

  2. API Access
    Log into Google Apps as an admin (Security/Advanced Controls), and authorize Bitglass access to the API. 
    Time Est: 1 minute
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Public Cloud Flexibility Meets Private Cloud Security

By Rich Campagna  |  July 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM  | 

shutterstock_5829103So many of us struggle on a daily basis with what many might call a "first world problem" - cloud security. The challenge? We love the flexibility and convenience of cloud apps, but we felt so much more comfortable when all of our data was locked away in a climate-controlled, halon-protected fortress that only we had the keys to. Until now, we've had to decide between the cloud apps that our employees love OR the security and compliance that our business demands.

Today, we have released the Bitglass Enterprise Editionextending our Total Data Protection suite to include the ability for an organization to use the cloud apps that they want, while storing corporate data encrypted in their own private cloud. Truly, the best of both worlds!

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