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Why Forego Health: WFH Securely through the Cloud

By Samantha Nguyen | March 26, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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Companies across all verticals are facing the unfortunate reality of the current situation. Cautionary measures to flatten the curve have prompted a rapidly growing number of employees to join the Work From Home (WFH) culture. Although fortunate enough to be able to WFH, the security of organizations is now at an increased risk of being compromised due to the heavy traffic flowing in and out of the cloud. 

Salesforce, O365, Confluence, and Slack are just a handful of apps out of the thousands that currently host their information in the cloud. As a result, organizations are becoming increasingly vigilant in regards to securing apps their employees may have access to. Company data can be remotely accessed from anywhere in the world due to the cloud, and ensuring that all sensitive content is protected is a forerunner in this battle of cloud security. 

CASBs, like Bitglass, are actively growing their security solutions in order to provide protective shields for every possible level of data leakage. Managed enterprise apps, including the ones referenced shortly ago, can be protected on the fly with a proxy, such as Bitglass’ reverse proxy solution. The workflow is simple; take Salesforce for example: 

  1. A user is authenticated into Salesforce through Bitglass’ integrated SSO (or a third-party IAM, such as Okta, if preferred)
  2. DLP controls are applied to any data that could be uploaded or downloaded from an Opportunity, Campaign, etc. Simultaneously, an anti-malware engine ensures nothing can infiltrate the company's endpoints
  3. Real-time protection: done! 

Moreover, a flourishing list of API integrations gives the visibility and controls needed for any content that may already be at rest in the cloud. Together, proxies and APIs have proved to be two modes of defense that encompass the quintessential nature of CASBs. Nonetheless, further safeguards are now in play with Bitglass’ redefined SASE (secure access service edge) capabilities. Not only will the workers accessing data from enterprise apps be protected, but any actions done on the network are correspondingly protected through a SmartEdge agent that handles all other traffic. 

This combination of CASB and SWG solutions is appeasing the concerns of security professionals worldwide. While preserving the health and safety of employees as they WFH during these uncertain times, the confidential manner of every company’s data is securely maintained and monitored through cloud security solutions, like Bitglass’.

For information about how CASBs like Bitglass help secure data, download the Top CASB Use Cases below.

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