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Rich Campagna

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Office 365 Security Licensing and Pricing - 2019 Edition

By Rich Campagna  |  January 7, 2019 at 4:54 AM  | 

Office_365_logoIn late 2017, I wrote a post, Office 365 Security Licensing Demystified, to help clarify the dizzying array of cloud security licensing options available from Microsoft, and how those options compare in both price and functionality to the Bitglass Next-Gen Cloud Access Security Broker. Both vendors have continued to develop their offerings, adding new features and functions, so this comprehensive update reflects those changes over the past year.

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Rocks, Pebbles, Shadow IT

By Rich Campagna  |  December 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM  | 

BigRocks-sm-greenertrees-netWay back in 2013/14, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) were first deployed to identify Shadow IT, or unsanctioned cloud applications. At the time, the prevailing mindset amongst security professionals was that cloud was bad, and discovering Shadow IT was viewed as the first step towards stopping the spread of cloud in their organization.

Flash forward just a few short years and the vast majority of enterprises have done a complete 180º with regards to cloud, embracing an ever increasing number of "sanctioned" cloud apps. As a result, the majority of CASB deployments today are focused on real-time data protection for sanctioned applications - typically starting with System of Record applications that handle wide swaths of critical data (think Office 365, Salesforce, etc). Shadow IT discovery, while still important, is almost never the main driver in the CASB decision making process.

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POC the CASB

By Rich Campagna  |  September 17, 2018 at 5:21 AM  | 

Screen Shot 2018-08-27 at 12.58.01 PMThe Cloud Access Security Broker, or CASB, space has quickly made its way to the mainstream, with organizations of every size and every industry deploying CASBs whenever their data moves beyond the firewall. 

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Differentiating in a Crowded CASB Marketplace

By Rich Campagna  |  September 10, 2018 at 4:21 AM  | 

I was recently asked to answer the following question for a partner event:

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