Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
How does a CASB provide visibility into cloud usage?
Cloud Access Security Brokers offer detailed insights into cloud usage by monitoring network traffic and analyzing logs. They can identify which cloud services are in use, who is accessing them, and what data is being transferred or stored.
What types of security policies can a CASB enforce?
Cloud Access Security Brokers can enforce a wide range of security policies, including data encryption, access control, multi-factor authentication (MFA), device restrictions, and activity monitoring. The specific policies depend on the CASB solution and an organization’s needs.
Can CASBs detect and prevent cloud-based threats?
Yes, CASBs can detect and prevent cloud-based threats, such as malware, phishing attempts, and anomalous user behavior. They use threat detection mechanisms to identify and mitigate these risks.
How does a CASB help prevent data leakage in the cloud?
CASBs prevent data leakage by monitoring data transfers to and from cloud services. They can enforce policies to block or encrypt sensitive data, ensuring that it remains protected, even when accessed from unmanaged devices or unauthorized locations.
Are CASBs only suitable for large enterprises, or can smaller businesses benefit from them as well?
CASBs can benefit organizations of all sizes. While larger enterprises often have more complex cloud environments, smaller businesses can also benefit from the visibility, control, and data protection that CASBs provide.