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Critical Capabilities for Cloud Access Security Brokers


CASBs, now essential elements of cloud security strategies, help security and risk management leaders to discover cloud services and assess cloud risk. They identify and protect sensitive information, detect and mitigate threats, and institute effective cloud governance and compliance.

Published: 02 November 2020

ID: G00464520

Analyst(s): Steve Riley Craig Lawson

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What You Need to Know


  • Bitglass
  • Broadcom (Symantec)
  • CipherCloud
  • Forcepoint
  • McAfee
  • Microsoft
  • Netskope
  • Proofpoint
  • Discovery
  • Traffic and Data Visibility
  • DLP and Classification
  • AAC and Remote Work Enablement
  • UEBA and Insider Activity
  • CSPM and SSPM
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Discover Cloud Services; Assess Cloud Risk
  • Identify and Protect Sensitive Information
  • Detect and Mitigate Threats
  • Attain Cloud Governance and Compliance
  • Enable Secure and Easy-to-Use Mobility

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