Gartner Research

CASB Is a Market, Not a Feature

Published: 26 October 2016

ID: G00313770

Analyst(s): Sid Deshpande , Steve Riley , Craig Lawson , Neil MacDonald


Gartner believes that CASB will continue as a stand-alone market rather than become a commoditized feature of other security platforms. Technology product management leaders will need to treat CASB as a distinct market to win market share.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Fully featured CASB platforms will continue to be a distinct market, available and paid for as a separate capability, which will enable security vendors to better address their customers' cloud security strategies
    • Why Does This Distinction Matter?
  • CASB acquisitions will become competitive differentiators for the acquiring security vendors in their core markets
  • By partnering with new types of technology partners, CASB providers will have an opportunity to build support for a broader set of cloud security use cases

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