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CLOUD ACCESS SECURITY BROKERS

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.

Example:

“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.” 

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