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Could CASB Help Your Enterprise?


According to Hybrid Pathways Peer Networking Survey, only 9% of respondents feel that have sufficient visibility into their rapidly expanding cloud services. Some enterprises are deploying a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution to gain better visibility into their cloud services, particularly SaaS providers.


Maintaining adequate visibility into SaaS application activity is a challenge for enterprises as network perimeters continue to evolve.

Hybrid Pathways Insight:

There are many competing applications capturing and logging SaaS usage. Maintaining adequate visibility into SaaS application activity is a challenge for enterprises as network perimeters continue to evolve.

There is likely confusion as to why a CASB is necessary if you already have a secure proxy and DLP software within your environment. Hybrid Pathways recommends an assessment of the tools in your current environment to determine if a CASB tool adds value. As you evaluate CASB options we find that this space is relatively saturated, and we believe it is going to continue to segment and become more specialized based on the provider’s origin and area of strength. While complete visibility currently relies heavily on the centralization of client access traffic, CASB providers continue to add out of band monitoring capabilities. Skyhigh, Netskope, and Microsoft native Cloud App Security all offer solutions to improve visibility and protect enterprise data. Also important is CASB ability to tag and potentially classify unstructured data. Continue to monitor CASB providers as they develop tighter integration with cloud-based IAM solutions.

Hybrid Pathways facilitated a Peer Knowledge Sharing survey with IT and Security leaders. The questions were submitted by the leaders and feedback was gathered from their peers in large enterprises across multiple industries. Leaders had questions about the use and benefit of CASB.

If you have questions you’d like to ask your peers in our next survey, please let us know.

Learn how Hybrid Pathways can help you determine if CASB would be helpful for your enterprise


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