What is Cloud Security?

Shared computing has migrated from the data center and moved into the cloud.

Clouds can be accessed from anywhere. Users no longer need to be a computer scientist to use shared resources. Cloud computing is simple and intuitive. Software-defined services manage the orchestration of all the underlying technologies. Interfaces are designed so IT professionals can take quick advantage of their cloud applications. For many businesses, users are productive in a matter of hours or days.

Download our latest eBook. This new approach to networking comprises a set of truly integrated, cloud-managed security services delivered on-prem or in the cloud with centrally managed security. Learn how to:

  • Reduce complexity and operational overhead
  • Deliver ease of use/transparency for users
  • Enhance security with zero-trust network access

The Cloud Advantage

There are many benefits to adopting a cloud strategy.

  • The overall business becomes more agile.
  • New products and services are brought to market and generating revenue more quickly.
  • Cloud services allow organizations to avoid new internal IT infrastructure costs.
  • IT overhead is reduced by 30% because services, infrastructures, and administration are migrated out of the data center and into a self-service cloud model.
  • IT professionals can focus on strategic business imperatives and worry less about day-to-day operational issues.
  • IT expenses are not rigid and fixed but are usage-based to better mirror rises and falls in business activity.
  • QoS (Quality of Service) for remote users and sites is improved because they are closer to their applications and data. Cloud resources scale automatically to maintain predetermined performance and availability requirements.

CASBs monitor activity and enforce security policies for the cloud. They reside in the communication path between remote users and cloud-based applications. Since they must be in the data path, CASBs offered as a cloud-based service is the obvious choice for protecting cloud-based applications.

Most cloud applications are intended to serve a distributed workforce located across several sites, time zones, or continents. These remote users rely on local cloud entry points to ensure QoS levels are met and that their security experience is the same regardless of where they are located. CASB, as a cloud-based service, can reside at these entry points to provide secure access, track user activity, and provide data protection.

A Diverse set of Cybersecurity Capabilities

CASB as a service is invaluable for any organization dependent on cloud services.  It provides a diverse set of essential cyber-security capabilities.

Adding Enterprise Security to Software-Defined Networks

CASB as a cloud-based service provides a wide variety of valuable cybersecurity capabilities to ensure your cloud environment is well understood, protected, and secure.

Contact our customer advocates and learn about our CASB cloud security services. Learn more about implementing a complete cybersecurity posture with MDR (Managed Detection and Response) or SASE (Secure Access Service Edge).