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Your organization has likely made significant investments in your existing DLP (Data Loss Prevention) Solutions by creating policies and remediation workflows. The level of security you were able to achieve on-premise with your DLP solution does not extend to the cloud without implementing and integrating new solutions. A cloud access security broker (CASB) is the solution you need to enforce security and compliance policies in the cloud.
Most security-conscious organizations already have a DLP policy implemented. If your organization doesn’t, however, many CASB solutions also offer their own DLP components as well, enabling you to apply their DLP policies to the data in the cloud. If you already have an on-prem DLP solution, a CASB can be integrated into that solution by our experts at Aurora. Integrating CASB and DLP will enforce all the policies that your DLP solution is currently configuring to the cloud. Any actions that violate DLP policies will be viewed within on-prem solutions and the CASB will take necessary actions in the cloud to prevent loss of data. When DLP solutions are integrated with a CASB, your organization will gain additional capabilities to prevent data loss.
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Protecting the Cloud

Existing on-premise DLP solutions can offer some support to cloud services before integrating them with a CASB. DLP solutions can monitor network traffic and analyze the content for violations of policy. This approach can also be used to analyze violations in cloud traffic over a network, but the DLP solution cannot take any actions to automatically prevent data loss in the cloud. You can use a web proxy to integrate DLP and inspect and block sensitive content. These solutions have limitations when extended to the cloud. CASBs can be introduced to address these limitations. An advantage of using a CASB for enforcement in DLP policies is that it is built for cloud security. A CASB will examine the traffic to and from a cloud application and enforce DLP policies for those cloud services.

CASB DLP Integration

Aurora has experts in integrated CASB and DLP. The CASB enforces DLP policies on the existing data in the cloud and the data moving in and out of the cloud. A CASB can also be connected to a specific cloud service via API and scan for data to pass a list of documents to a CASB’s on-premise connector. This protects your environment from potential risks on new files that are uploaded to the cloud and provides deeper inspection.

How are DLP and CASB different?

DLP, data loss prevention, is a set of tools that minimize data loss and enforce security policies. Traditionally a DLP works to protect data on your premises. When integrated with a CASB, however, it’s capabilities can be extended to the cloud. A CASB, or a cloud access security broker, applies these polices to the cloud and enforces them. It monitors the data moving in and out of the cloud.

What is CASB?

A CASB acts as an intermediary between an organization’s users and its cloud environment. It provides visibility into cloud data, and enforces security policies in the cloud.

What is DLP?

A DLP is a set of technologies that inspect and analyze data that is in motion, at rest, or in use. They enforce security policies to protect an organization from data loss.

What are DLP Policies?

DLP policies are a set of rules created to protect sensitive data. The rules will trigger a response when the DLP detects that sensitive data may be at risk. This could be blocking file transfers or potentially malicious emails.

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