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Partners in Cloud: Bitglass | Zscaler

By Samantha Nguyen | January 15, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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As companies expand, the adoption of cloud services grows in parallel. Bitglass’ Cloud Adoption Report recently released in 2019, found that 86% of enterprises have deployed cloud-based tools. These cloud services come with a plethora of benefits, including scalability, agility, and cost savings. However, with the good comes bad - without robust security controls, utilizing the cloud puts an organization’s sensitive content at risk. The business need for a comprehensive cloud security platform is at an all-time high, and Bitglass’ partnership with Zscaler harnesses this necessity in an exhaustive, valuable solution.

Coupling together the solutions of a cloud access security broker (CASB) and secure-web gateway (SWG), offers the controls for both ends of the security predicament. With Zscaler’s SWG, data and threat protection are swiftly done for managed devices and networks. This solution safeguards the wide arena of managed endpoints vulnerable to data leaks and is used by large enterprises worldwide. However, companies are expanding just as quickly to allow bring your own device (BYOD). Forbes forecasts that BYOD revenue will hit around $367 billion by 2022 – which is precisely why Bitglass’ CASB has found such remarkable success with a patented reverse proxy solution that protects any app, managed or not.  

Concurrently, these two solutions are used flawlessly to prevent mishaps for any given cloud situation. It is further benefited with the Shadow IT Discovery Bitglass provides customers that can be accompanied by the recently released Zscaler integration. This integration simplifies the process of protecting with either Bitglass or Zscaler into one portal. When an application is found to be at risk with Shadow IT Discovery, it can then be easily added to use Zscaler for managed control, or to Bitglass for granular access control on both managed and unmanaged devices

The flow of data that surpasses more than just a firewall can protect, is protected with this joint solution. Whether managed traffic is sent through Zscaler or unmanaged traffic is redirected to Bitglass, all vulnerabilities are accounted for. The cloud security concerns running rampant across the news and minds of security admins, are remediated with the partners in cloud of this industry: Bitglass and Zscaler. 

To learn about cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and how they can protect your enterprise from data leakage, malware, and more, download the Top CASB Use Cases below. 

Top CASB Use Cases