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Next-Gen CASB Blog

A Perfect Intermediary: APIs

By Samantha Nguyen  |  November 13, 2019 at 5:00 AM  | 
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API? Application Programming Interface? More like A Perfect Intermediary for your data at rest. All jokes aside, using integrations with APIs to combat the potential risks from data at rest can broaden the security scope your organization has.

 

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Securing Data Beyond The Corporate Walls

By Juan Lugo  |  October 30, 2019 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Despite the massive international push for cloud adoption, a distressing number of corporations have not deployed the proper means to securing critical data. Traditional firewalls may have sufficed in the traditional on-prem setting, but with businesses adopting BYOD (bring your own device) for on-premises use and the emerging trend of telecommuting for employees that work remotely, the need for a borderless solution has become increasingly vital. This day in age, enterprises that solely rely on traditional firewall solutions are waging a bet and the odds are stacked against them. The consequence of relying on archaic security systems range from IT oversight limitations and massive data leaks.

 

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The Four Pillars of CASB: Visibility

By Juan Lugo  |  October 23, 2019 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Due to the potential for data leakage in the cloud, the use of CASBs (cloud access security brokers) is needed in order to maintain visibility over data that has gone beyond the reach of on-premises tools. Bitglass enables organizations to monitor cloud applications through one portal which offers complete oversight on all activities as well as thorough analytics.

 

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Do employees deserve privacy?

By Mike Schuricht  |  March 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM  | 

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SSL encrypted traffic has increased tremendously over the last 5 years, representing 50% of traffic on some networks. The increased adoption of cloud applications during the same time period, apps like Google Apps, SalesForce, Workday, ServiceNow, etc also increases SSL traffic. Even social networking and consumer apps like Facebook, Gmail, and Google search now utilize SSL. 

This has created a blind spot for enterprise IT if they have not rolled out a mechanism to decrypt SSL traffic.

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