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10 Best Practices for Successful CASB Projects

Published: 08 November 2017

ID: G00336456

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald


CASBs are being widely adopted to provide visibility and control of cloud-based services and protection of sensitive data. Security and risk management leaders focused on cloud security architecture should follow these 10 best practices learned from early adopters to ensure a successful deployment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Plan
    • Gain Visibility
    • Plan for Adaptive Access and Identity Integration
    • Closely Scrutinize the Need to Encrypt/Tokenize Outside of the SaaS Provider
    • Plan to Extend Scope to IaaS and PaaS Visibility and Monitoring
  • Evaluate
    • Favor Multimode CASBs
    • Look for Integration With Your Secure Web Gateway Vendor
    • Weight Sensitive Data Classification, Discovery, Monitoring, Analytics and Protection as the Most Critical Use Cases
    • Keep Contract Terms Short and Be Open to Switching
  • Deploy
    • Integrate With Existing Security Infrastructure and Security Operations Center Processes
    • Phase in the CASB Control Scope and Establish Metrics for Success

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