Security "Bits"

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

  3. Create Bitglass policy for External/Public Sharing
    Scan all users, choose whether or not to quarantine, block, notify, etc.
    Time Est: 2 minutes

  4. Grab a coffee - you've earned it
    You've successfully implemented a (basic) policy to gain visibility and control over external sharing - one of the top public cloud security concerns. Nailed it!
    Time Est: 1 minute


It's really that simple. Once you have the basics in place, you can easily add more sophisticated policies, such as scanning files against Data Leakage Prevention patterns, selectively scanning different accounts or groups, and more. From there, we typically see customers branch out into mobile data protection, contextual access control, encryption, etc. 

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