Remember the stories when Spiderman would come flying out of nowhere and save the day against evil spirits? The world of Cloud security works just like the famous comic strip.
Traditionally, enterprises stored confidential information on in-house servers, secure with local firewalls (security guards). Their eventual realization of the productivity and efficiency gains to be had by moving to cloud applications like Dropbox and Office 365 changed that completely. The cloud is simply cheaper and more flexible than premises infrastructure. The challenge is that information security has traditionally required control of the underlying infrastructure in order, and with cloud apps, data is stored on third party infrastructure, rendering those security guards useless. Cloud vendors provide security for their own infrastructure but how to make sure that confidential data is being used and shared appropriately?
Some Cloud Access Security Brokers have attempted to replace the security guards with a snitch. They take an approach of securing cloud apps via APIs, and then snitching on offenders, whispering in your ear, "earlier today, Steve shared a spreadsheet with Jan that contained credit card numbers," or, "Lloyd shares his entire work folder with his Gmail account so he can get access from his iPhone without enrolling in the MDM." Not only are the snitch's warnings too little, too late, but as well all know, nobody likes a snitch.
Enter the Spider-Man CASB, Bitglass. A superhero who can oversee all communication and use its powerful spiderweb to stop data leakage anywhere. Bitglass' spidey-sense detects unwanted shares and DLP violations as they occur. Its web shooters bind escaping data in a net, thwarting any attempts to avoid capture. And its superhuman agility allows Spider-Man to keep your data safe - from the cloud to the device, and anywhere on the Internet.
This superhero CASB not only protects data-at-rest (via API) but also while in transit (via inline proxy) and on the device (via powerful data-centric security features). With encryption, access control, data leakage prevention, mobile data protection and many more features, Bitglass is the only Total Data Protection CASB.
Our hero!! Next up, leaping tall buildings in a single bound.
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