Gartner Research

The Growing Importance of Cloud Access Security Brokers

Published: 30 May 2012

ID: G00233292

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Peter Firstbrook


Organizations risk fragmented, complex and noncompliant use of cloud-based resources. Many solution providers are appearing offering cloud access security broker capabilities consolidating a variety of disparate approaches. We outline the capabilities you should look for when selecting a CASB.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • Technology Definition
    • Standards
  • Uses
    • Benefits and Risks
  • Selection Guidelines
    • Favor Platforms, Not Point Solution Proliferation
    • Require Support for Hybrid Deployment Scenarios
    • Bottom Line
    • Price/Performance
    • Technology Providers

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