by David Strom, CSO Online
Cloud access security brokers have come a long way in a few years and can be an effective way to manage authentication and encryption across cloud and on-premise systems
Think of cloud access security brokers (CASBs) as central data authentication and encryption hubs for everything your enterprise uses, both cloud and on-premises and accessed by all endpoints, including private smartphones and tablets. Before the CASB era, enterprise security managers had no visibility into how all their data was protected. They have become especially important as more enterprises allow personal phones and other unmanaged devices onto their networks, bringing more risk into their endpoint portfolios.