CLOUD ACCESS SECURITY BROKERS (CASB)
A Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) is a product that enables enterprises to forwardly deploy security features of their on-premise infrastructure to applications they have in the cloud.
CASBs take the form of software that sits between users and a cloud-hosted application. They have four main ingredients: visibility over user activity, compliance with data loss prevention (DLP) policies, technical enforcement of security (e.g. access control, encryption), and protection from malicious activity by users or intruders.
“We’re looking at a CASB for the standard benefits of DLP and threat detection, since our cloud-hosted app handles a a tremendous amount of customer activity and data. We’re relieved to learn that some CASBs have GDPR compliance built into the controls.”