Gartner Research

How to Evaluate and Operate a Cloud Access Security Broker

Published: 08 December 2015

ID: G00292468

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson , Neil MacDonald


CASBs provide CISOs with a critical control point for cloud service visibility, security and compliance. Use Gartner CASB frameworks to support continuous cloud service discovery, adaptive access, verification, protection and the prioritization of CASB evaluation criteria.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Achieve Cloud Service Visibility and Perform a Risk and Compliance Assessment
  • Use the CASB to Select Appropriate Cloud Services
  • Plan for Adaptive Access
  • Treat the Encryption and Tokenization of Data With Care
  • Continuously Verify Secure and Compliant Sensitive Data Usage
  • Continuously Verify Secure and Complaint Usage
  • Investigate and Respond to Exceptions
  • Manage Usage
  • Make Threat Protection an Integral CASB Capability
    • The Prevent Phase
    • The Detect Phase
    • The Respond Phase
    • The Predict/Anticipate Phase
  • Bottom Line

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