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CASB for Cloud Security

Working from home has accelerated the shift to the cloud for many organizations. File sharing has changed significantly in the past several years. Many organizations are now using SharePoint, Google Drive, or other platforms to share files to remote users and for document storage. Each time you make changes to your IT environment it could leave large gaps in your organization’s cybersecurity posture.
Documents that used to be protected via firewalls or encryption while on-premise will not have the same protection when moved to the cloud. Similarly, if your organization was already operating in the cloud in some capacity, the security that you have in place may not be effective enough for the expanding data that now is stored in the cloud. As a cybersecurity consulting firm, Aurora can work with you to evaluate what type of cloud security will work best with your organization’s goals and cloud usage.  

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

A Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) is an essential element to any cloud security strategy. What is CASB? Exactly as its name suggests, it is a security broker that sits between the end-user and the cloud service. The user can monitor all activity within selected communication ensuring no data or information is leaked or compromised. Users can also check for potential malware activity as well as control the use of data communicated with security policies. CASB Cloud Security can be used on-premise with an agent-managed solution or through a cloud-hosted proxy that redirects communication through the CASB to keep data safe while the user is utilizing the cloud service. The focus of CASB is to enforce security policies between the customer and cloud service providers. It does this by positioning itself between the end-user or by using the cloud provider’s API. It helps organizations govern the use of cloud services like Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce. CASB could protect all of your endpoint devices, including BYOD (Bring your own Device) and/or BYOL (Bring your own Laptop) devices. Especially during a time where more workers are working remotely, CASB has never been more important to be implemented to keep your company data safe.
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CASB will soon be required to keep your data safe. Organizations typically have shadow IT services that IT security is not aware of, like IoT, messaging channels. With CASB, you can proxy the use of any cloud application and control it all within the CASB portal. With Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Access Rules manageable within CASB, you can control which users have permissions to what, such as shared files on your cloud service, as well as control DLP policies for your organization. CASB gives your organization visibility into the cloud use of your organization, giving you the peace of mind that you are minimizing the security risks associated with using the cloud. This solution gives you the capability of ensuring that your data in the cloud is secure. Additionally, CASB Cloud Security contributes to compliance with regulatory requirements. Aurora’s CASB Solutions controls the access of your cloud services, they give a view of all the cloud services that are used throughout the organization, specifying user, device, and location. CASB cloud security solutions give administrators the capabilities to encrypt data stored in the cloud as needed or block them if specified data is not allowed through DLP. Additionally, a CASB solution uses threat prevention methods such as behavioral analytics, anti-malware scanning, and threat intelligence.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) has emerged as a framework that modernizes security to meet the demands of today. It aims to provide visibility across users and unified security. It combines Software as a Service (SaaS) and networking capabilities to apply and enforce security capabilities to remote users. This is the next step towards leveling up cloud security for many security-conscious organizations. SASE is a combination of several solutions that may already be implemented into your organization’s security environment: Secure Web Gateway, Data Loss Prevention, CASB Cloud Security, Zero Trust Network Access, SSL Inspection, and Web Isolation.

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Wherever you are in your journey with cloud security, Aurora can provide the services and consultation to help you meet your cybersecurity goals. Contact us at or call 888-282-0696 to learn more.

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