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Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

What is CASB?

According to Gartner, a cloud access security broker (CASB) is an on-premises or cloud-based security policy enforcement point that is placed between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to combine and interject enterprise security policies as cloud-based resources are accessed. Organizations are increasingly turning to CASB vendors to address cloud service risks, enforce security policies, and comply with regulations, even when cloud services are beyond their perimeter and out of their direct control. If you intend to use CASB to increase your confidence about your organization’s cloud service usage, consider taking a granular approach to policy enforcement and data protection. In other words, consider using a scalpel rather than a sledgehammer for your cloud security.

Why Palo alto?

Your organization’s cloud transformation is changing the way that your users access applications and the way that you deliver security protection. You need to enable secure access, protect users and applications, and control data – from anywhere. Multiple point products have been the standard approach, but they add cost and complexity, and leave gaps in your security posture.

Now there’s a better way – the secure access service edge (SASE). Palo Alto Networks is paving the way with Prisma Access.

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