Many organisations are moving data to the cloud to increase their agility, flexibility and efficiency. Those benefits create new risks and compliance challenges, as users, apps and data become more accessible to attackers.
Cloud App Security Brokers (CASBs) extend your corporate security policies to the cloud and provide visibility and protection across corporate-issued and personal employee devices.
Proofpoint CASB provides people-centric visibility to email and cloud threats to help you identify users who are most vulnerable to attack, so you can protect their cloud accounts and your data. CASB merges together contextual data and user-behaviour analytics to detect suspicious activity and enables you to see which files in your cloud apps are violating Data Loss Prevention (DLP) rules, who owns them and who is downloading or sharing and editing them.
Investing in a CASB Eliminates Security Blind Spots
Contain Shadow IT
Users typically use unapproved software services for file sharing, social media, collaboration and web conferencing. These services pose a risk to your organisation because you are dependent on their design being secure. CASB provides the visibility and control to limit the damage these services can do to your organisation.
Protect Against Cloud Threats
Criminals often use compromised accounts to impersonate users and access cloud data. CASB helps you detect and respond to unusual account activity from potentially compromised accounts and enforces polices to protect future accounts from harm.
Reduce Risk of Data Loss and IP Theft
Data shared through public links can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. If staff are accessing company secrets remotely then it is also easy for departing staff to take that data with them when they leave. CASB controls access to cloud services and provides full visibility of how people handle your data.
Ease Your Compliance Burden
Government and Industry regulations, including GDPR, require you to know where your data is and how it is shared in the cloud. Violations of data privacy can result in huge fines of up to 4% of your organisations worldwide annual revenue. With CASB, you have this information readily available for audit whenever needed and can lower the likelihood of breaches occurring.
Why Do Customers Choose Proofpoint CASB?
To fully defend your organisation in the cloud, you need to address threat protection, data security, and app governance. A people centric CASB solution accounts for who is most attacked, who is vulnerable to attacks, and who has privileged access to sensitive corporate data.
With Proofpoint CASB you can:
Extend People-Centric Threat Visibility
Detect compromised accounts and remove the threat. Protect against common attacks including phishing, social engineering and insider threats.
Deploy Data Loss Prevention in the Cloud
Extend the DLP policies that protect your mail and on-premises data and centralise DLP incident management across cloud apps. Proofpoint offer built-in data classification and Pinpoints who in your organisation has access to sensitive cloud data.
With full visibility of Shadow IT, you can mitigate the threats posed by poor app design, and services that depend on OAuth-Permissions. Third Party applications such as Office 365 and Google G Suite pose risks because they give broader than necessary data permissions that persist until access is manually revoked.