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CASBs Must Balance IT Needs and Employee Demands

By Rich Campagna | August 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM


This is post #3 in our series on Cloud Access Security Brokers (Post #1, #2).

In this post, we'll dive into the employee experience and whether it even matters in a security context. 

Until a few years ago, the user experience didn’t really matter that much. Employees didn’t have much of a choice and increased security always meant a poor user experience. Today, employees are quick to reject IT solutions that reduce their productivity.

Today, enterprises must choose security solutions that do not hamper productivity, specifically ensuring:

  • PrivacyEmployees have not only an expectation, but a right to privacy. Gone are the days when it is acceptable for IT to capture personal traffic in the security dragnet.
  • TransparencyUsability has been a key adoption driver for many cloud apps and mobile devices. Employees are familiar with these technologies and have come to expect the same great experience with corporate applications that they enjoy in their personal applications.
  • MobilityEmployees want to be able to go out and buy the latest and greatest device and connect to their work data and applications with no restrictions. 
Finding a CASB that can meet these key requirements will help to stop employees from “going rogue” and working around IT. 

To help provide more color on what CASBs do, we have created The Definitive Guide to Cloud Access Security Brokers. We're providing the entire document via a series of posts on this blog. Of course, if you prefer to binge read your Definitive Guides much like you binge watched Breaking Bad on Netflix, you can download the whole thing immediately, right here

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