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Cloud Access Security Brokers

A cloud access security broker (CASB) is a software intermediary between an organization's users and one or more cloud services, enabling the organization to enforce certain types of security policies into the cloud.

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Latest Research

6
Aug

Author: Christine Coz (Info-Tech)

By exploiting a five-year-old configuration error, a hacker was able to access Amazon’s S3 cloud storage buckets on which Twilio’s code was loaded. As a result, customers were able to unknowingly download the modified code for twenty-four hours.

Latest Research

9
Jun

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

CASB vendors CipherCloud and Bitglass have both recently announced partnerships with big-name cyber threat intelligence (CTI) providers to improve the threat protection features of their products. The partnerships, with FireEye and CrowdStrike respectively, will bring industrial-strength CTI to their customers.

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Microsoft

Microsoft Cloud App Security

Microsoft Cloud App Security is a multimode Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats across all your cloud services.

8.1

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

52

Reviews

Proofpoint

Proofpoint CASB

Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB) helps you secure applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite, Box, and more. Our CASB solution and protection app provides a unique risk-aware, people-centered approach gives you visibility and control over your cloud apps, so you can deploy cloud services with confidence. Our powerful analytics help you grant the right levels of access to users and third-party add-on apps based on the risk factors that matter to you.

8.1

Composite Score

8.9

CX Score

+99

Emotional Footprint

51%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Badge Winner

Cisco Systems

Cisco Cloudlock

Cisco Cloudlock is a cloud-native cloud access security broker (CASB) that helps you move to the cloud safely. It protects your cloud users, data, and apps. Cloudlock's simple, open, and automated approach uses APIs to manage the risks in your cloud app ecosystem. With Cloudlock you can more easily combat data breaches while meeting compliance regulations.

8.0

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+94

Emotional Footprint

63%

Likeliness to Recommend

13

Reviews

Symantec

CloudSOC Cloud Access Security Broker

Stay secure and compliant when using sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps and services on SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS platforms. Get unequaled cloud app security with the deepest visibility, tightest data security, and strongest threat protection from the CASB vendor.

7.6

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

71%

Likeliness to Recommend

32

Reviews

Bitglass

Bitglass CASB

A Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) is a policy enforcement point that delivers data and threat protection in the cloud, on any device, anywhere.

7.6

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

62%

Likeliness to Recommend

13

Reviews

McAfee

MVision Cloud

McAfee MVISION Cloud is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that protects data where it lives today, with a solution that was built natively in the cloud, for the cloud. It’s cloud-native data security.

7.5

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+68

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

32

Reviews

Badge Winner

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Cloud Security

By offering advanced data protection and consistency across clouds, Palo Alto Networks reins in the risks. Our products address your cloud access security broker, or CASB, needs and provide advanced capabilities in risk discovery, data loss prevention and advanced threat protection. Now, you can maintain compliance while preventing data leaks and business disruption through a fully cloud-delivered CASB deployment.

7.4

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

62%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

Badge Winner

CloudCodes

CloudCodes

CloudCodes is a cloud security solution provider founded in 2011. We focus on providing cloud security solutions to enterprise customers through its single sign-on solution. Our objective is to provide a simple, effective, and efficient platform for securing cloud applications for an enterprise. CloudCodes offers integrated solutions and efficient control over your data.

7.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

66%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

CipherCloud

CipherCloud CASB+

The cloud-native CASB+ platform combines powerful CASB capabilities with our award-winning, data protection technology to enable enterprises to rapidly deploy cloud-native security and compliance across any SaaS, PaaS or IaaS application.

6.9

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+93

Emotional Footprint

49%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Netskope

Netskope CASB

Netskope's patented Cloud XD technology eliminates blind spots by going deeper than any other security provider to quickly target and control activities across thousands of cloud services and millions of websites. With full control from one cloud, the Netskope Security Cloud, customers benefit from 360-degree data protection that guards data everywhere and advanced threat protection that stops elusive attacks.

6.9

Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

46%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

Oracle

Oracle CASB

The Oracle CASB Cloud Service is the only Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that gives you both visibility into your entire cloud stack and the security automation tool your IT team needs.

6.5

Composite Score

6.5

CX Score

+58

Emotional Footprint

65%

Likeliness to Recommend

17

Reviews

Forcepoint LLC

Forcepoint CASB

With Forcepoint CASB discover sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud application use, analyze risk, and enforce appropriate controls for SaaS and custom applications.

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Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

ManagedMethods

Cloud Access Monitor

Cloud Access Monitor is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution that provides visibility into how data is stored, accessed and shared in cloud applications including Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, Citrix Sharefile, as well as securing Gmail and Office 365 Mail. It also monitors and controls access to unsanctioned Shadow IT applications and identifies risks created by unsafe cloud storage practices.

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

StratoKey

StratoKey CASB

CASB intelligent Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) automatically blocks unauthorized access to your sensitive data, so you can do secure and compliant business in the cloud.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Protegrity Corporation

Protegrity Cloud Security Gateway

Protegrity Cloud Security Gateway protects your data before it gets to the cloud, giving you the freedom to use cloud services without the risk of exposure. Easily leverage tokenization, encryption and activity monitoring with leading cloud providers without breaking any existing functionality.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Censornet

Censornet CASB

Discover, analyze, secure and manage user interaction with cloud applications. Achieve complete visibility and control with a full-featured CASB solution and protect your modern mobile workforce. Integrated with Web Security for visibility and protection at every stage of an attack.

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Composite Score

6.8

CX Score

+60

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Perimeter 81 Ltd

Perimeter 81

Unlike legacy solutions, Perimeter 81’s Zero Trust Secure Network as a Service utilizes a Software-Defined Perimeter architecture, offering greater network visibility, seamless onboarding, and full compatibility with all major cloud providers.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda Cloud Security Guardian

Barracuda Cloud Security Guardian is an agentless SaaS service that makes it easy to stay secure while building applications in, and moving workloads to, public-cloud infrastructures.

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Latest Research

6
Aug

Author: Christine Coz (Info-Tech)

By exploiting a five-year-old configuration error, a hacker was able to access Amazon’s S3 cloud storage buckets on which Twilio’s code was loaded. As a result, customers were able to unknowingly download the modified code for twenty-four hours.

Latest Research

9
Jun

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

CASB vendors CipherCloud and Bitglass have both recently announced partnerships with big-name cyber threat intelligence (CTI) providers to improve the threat protection features of their products. The partnerships, with FireEye and CrowdStrike respectively, will bring industrial-strength CTI to their customers.

Latest Research

20
Apr

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

Zscaler has announced its intent to buy cloud security posture management (CSPM) vendor Cloudneeti. The move suggests that Zscaler is serious about entering the CASB market.

Latest Research

7
Apr

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

CloudCodes has added agentless data loss prevention (DLP) features for Google users to its cloud access security broker (CASB) solution, offering greater flexibility for data governance within G Suite and Google Drive.

Latest Research

10
Mar

Author: William Wong (Info-Tech)

Palo Alto Networks Inc. updated its Prisma Cloud cybersecurity platform, a comprehensive cloud security suite, which is designed to protect a company’s hybrid and multi-cloud environments by providing security control features that improve data protection, access governance, and secure applications.

Latest Research

20
Feb

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

Recent strategic partnerships, including that recently announced by Netskope and eperi, signal that consolidation within the cloud access security broker market is likely at an end. This is good news for consumers.

Latest Research

20
Feb

Author: William Wong (Info-Tech)

Cloud service providers are maturing their security portfolio offerings. Barracuda Networks announced that its compliance orchestration platform, Cloud Security Guardian, is integrating with the Amazon Detective security service.

Latest Research

20
Jan

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

A newly announced collaboration between CipherCloud and Thales promises to enable zero trust access control for data in the cloud. This may be a compelling value proposition for companies looking for a CASB with integrated zero trust identity management.

Latest Research

7
Jan

Author: Kevin Peuhkurinen (Info-Tech)

In the thrilling world of FedRAMP, achieving a High impact level authorization is as exhilarating as it gets. McAfee has achieved this exciting apex for its MVISION Cloud service.