Gartner Research

CASBs Must Not Be Data Security Islands

Published: 04 January 2016

ID: G00281086

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans , Brian Reed


Data security is one of the four pillars of functionality of CASBs. IT security leaders should understand that new data security features must be used as part of a well-defined data security governance strategy, covering both cloud and on-premises data, to achieve their full value.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take an Information-Centric Approach That Applies the Optimal Level of Control to Each Digital Asset
  • Leverage Data Classification to Ensure Data Protection Mechanisms Are Applied to the Data That Most Needs It
  • Develop a Strategy for Data Security Policy Orchestration Across Multiple Security Products
  • Look for CASBs That Integrate With Enterprise DLP or DCAP Products and Also Have Their Own Built-In Data Security
  • Ensure That Logical Enterprise Integration Exists Between the CASB and Other IT Security Products

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