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Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

What is Cloud Access Security Broker?

CASB stands for Cloud Access Security Broker. CASB is a security solution to help organizations extend security policies and controls to the cloud. It provides an additional layer of security for SaaS applications and data while acting as an intermediary between the user and the cloud provider.

Some of the key features include:

Data Loss Prevention (DLP): It monitors and prevents unauthorized sharing of sensitive cloud data.

Access Control: CASB enforces access policies and the cloud services authentication functions, making sure only users with authorization can utilize specific resources.

Encryption: They may provide encryption functionality to protect the data while in transit and resting inside a cloud application.

Threat Protection: CASBs provide threat detection capabilities for identifying and preventing malicious activities in cloud computing.

Visibility and Monitoring: CASB’s help organizations understand their data processing and usage by providing visibility into the usage of the cloud service.

CASBs play a critical role for securing cloud application and services as organizations shift more towards cloud computing technologies.

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