A Cloud Access Security Broker Solution (CASB) is a software tool or service that sits between an organizations physical network and a cloud infrastructure. It acts as a gatekeeper that allows organizations to administrate and maintain their cloud security policies.
Organizations need this technology as they begin to use more and more cloud services for their data security. CASB solutions allow businesses to access their cloud services more easily and protect cloud data, even if it’s not stored in their own systems.
CASBs provide many features for businesses with multiple cloud services. They provide a central location for creating policies and governing rules across a businesses’ cloud services. They also provide insights and controls for businesses over end user activities and data. Hey can be used to identify high-risk applications and enforce security controls. Typical features are firewall threat monitoring and risk reporting.