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Solution Comparison for Cloud Access Security Brokers

Summary

CASBs have become critical for cloud security strategies to restore visibility into data in cloud applications and consistently protect that data. Security and risk management technical professionals can use this comparison of five solutions to select the right CASB.

Published: 20 August 2019

ID: G00377717

Analyst(s): Patrick Hevesi Ramon Krikken Sushil Aryal

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

  • Gartner Welcomes Your Feedback
  • The CASB Market

Solution Assessments

  • Bitglass
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • McAfee
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Microsoft
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Netskope
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Symantec
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses

Additional Guidance

  • Favor a Vendor With Broad Functionality in Data Security and Threat Protection
  • Select More Limited Products Only If Cost, Niche SaaS Support or Vendor Incumbency Is a Factor
  • Perform In-Depth POCs Because Many CASB Vendors Look Very Similar on Paper
  • Look to Vendor Roadmaps to Determine Their Long-Term Integration, Expansion or Consolidation Plans
  • Look for Shorter-Term Contracts When Choosing a CASB Solution, Due to Ongoing Market Changes in Features and Vendors

Methodology and Criteria

  • Methodology
    • Criteria

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