What is meant by Cloud access security broker (CASB)?

Definition of Cloud access security broker (CASB)

A cloud access security broker (CASB) is a service that requires two platforms, organization’s on-premises infrastructure and a cloud provider’s infrastructure. A CASB allows the organization to optimize their security issues ahead of their infrastructure.

Brief Description of Cloud access security broker (CASB)

CASBs monitors that the network traffic between on-premises devices and the cloud provider obeys the organization’s security policies. CASBs imply auto-discovery system to identify cloud applications in use and readily spot- on high-risk applications, users, and other threatening factors. CASBs are particularly useful in companies with lenient security policies that permit operations to acquire and manage their own cloud resources. The data that CASBs collect can be also employs in monitoring cloud service usage for budgeting purposes.

This on-premises, or cloud-based security policies link the cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to combine and think upon the enterprise security policies as the cloud-based resources are accessed. CASBs combine multiple types of security policy administration, for instance authorization; credential mapping, encryption, logging, malware detection/prevention and much more could be monitored through such service. It is functional tools that help enterprises safely permit the running of cloud apps and mobile devices in a secured environment.

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