Gartner Research

CASB Platforms Deliver the Best Features and Performance

Published: 24 February 2017

ID: G00313916

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

Summary

Cloud access security brokers are critical elements of cloud security architectures. Recent market dynamics have altered the CASB landscape, and security and risk management leaders need to weigh their options carefully to avoid procuring a solution that only partially addresses their needs.

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Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • As platforms coalesce around delivering compliance, visibility, data security and threat protection, choosing from among the various options is becoming increasingly confusing for security and risk management leaders
  • Some solutions marketed as CASB deliver only a subset of CASB features (often at a lower price) and may lack the features of leading CASB platforms, which is causing confusion among security and risk management leaders
  • Organizations using cloud services share responsibility for security with cloud service providers, some of which offer security add-ons that look CASB-like, but can confuse decision making for security and risk management leaders

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