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Critical Capabilities for Cloud Access Security Brokers


CASBs have become essential elements of cloud security strategies, helping organizations use the cloud and protect sensitive data in the cloud. Security and risk management leaders concerned about their organizations’ cloud use should investigate CASBs and use this research to evaluate this market.

Published: 23 October 2019

ID: G00377711

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson Steve Riley

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Bitglass
    • CipherCloud
    • Forcepoint
    • McAfee
    • Microsoft
    • Netskope
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Proofpoint
    • Symantec
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • Visibility
    • Data Security
    • Threat Protection
    • Compliance
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • Adaptive Access Control
    • Cloud Security Posture Management
    • Encryption and Tokenization
    • Enterprise App/Service Integration
  • Use Cases
    • Discovering Cloud Services; Assessing Cloud Risk
    • Identifying and Protecting Sensitive Information
    • Detecting and Mitigating Threats
    • Attaining Valuable Cloud Governance and Compliance
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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