Gartner Research

Technology Overview for Cloud Access Security Broker

Published: 19 May 2015

ID: G00269985

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser , Craig Lawson , Neil MacDonald


Cloud security leaders that need to ensure visibility, compliance, data security and threat protection for cloud-delivered services can use this research describing the capabilities delivered by a CASB to meet these needs.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • Visibility
    • Compliance
    • Use Case Examples
    • Data Security
    • Threat Protection
    • Enterprise Integration
  • Technology Definition
  • Standards
    • Authentication
  • Operating Requirements
    • Proxy Mode
    • API Mode
    • Cloud Native Versus On-Premises CASBs
  • Uses
    • Discovering Enterprise Use of Cloud-Based Services
    • Moving SaaS Applications and Services Into the "Sanctioned Wheelhouse"
    • Protection of Enterprise Data in Cloud Applications
    • Dealing With Computing Outside the Network Perimeter
    • Delivering Threat Protection for Cloud Services
    • Enabling Business Agility by Supporting New Application and End-User Computing Models
    • Deterministic Policies Based on Managed and Unmanaged Devices
  • Benefits and Risks
    • Benefits
    • Risks
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Price/Performance
  • Technology Providers

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