When it comes to choosing the right cloud security controls, it’s clear the only option is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution. Gartner has done a great job this year keeping up with cloud security market as it continues to evolve and mature with the release of the 2019 Gartner CASB MQ and Critical Capabilities. This year, the market is down from 13 CASB vendors to 9 vendors from last year that meet the expanding criteria required to be classified as a CASB vendor. In other words, the definition of CASB has expanded and the technology within CASB is where organizations need to spend their time to distinguish between the solutions.
The new definition of CASB
As a quick recap, Gartner has defined this category of cloud security controls, not as a specific set of features but a combination of products and services that address the security gaps in an organization’s use of cloud services. Specifically, Gartner highlights that CASB is designed to protect data that’s stored in the cloud.
As organizations continue to adopt cloud services such as G Suite, Office 365, and other SaaS and IaaS services, security requirements are increasing at the same accelerated pace. Take for instance Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). A technology that is foundational for assessing security gaps and maintaining compliance for Cloud Infrastructure such as AWS, Azure, and even SaaS applications such as Box and Office 365. This feature is now foundational to CASB.
How to choose the right CASB vendor
To choose the right CASB vendor, we recommend using the Gartner CASB MQ Critical Capabilities report. This report highlights a number of CASB features. It’s important for organizations to start with understanding their most critical security gaps and comparing these gaps to the features and ratings in the report.
How CipherCloud scores as a CASB vendor.
According to Gartner’s recently released 2019 MQ Critical Capabilities for CASB report, CipherCloud has received the highest total ratings of 26.5 out of 30 for key CASB product capabilities, leading the CASB market in features and functionality. Here are the features rated in the report and CipherCloud’s critical capabilities scores on a scale of 1 to 5; 5 being the highest possible score (significantly exceeding requirements):
|Critical Capabilities||Score (out of 5)|
|Data Loss Prevention (DLP)||
|User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)||
|Adaptive Access Control (AAC)||
|Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)||
|Encryption & Tokenization||
|Enterprise Apps/Service Integration||
“CipherCloud offers outstanding capabilities for encryption, and exceeds typical requirements for all other critical capabilities. It is a well-developed product for governing a broad range of SaaS applications and IaaS services. CipherCloud is one of the few vendors that also extends its CASB functionality to email in Office-365 and G-Suite. The graphical visualization of user behavior is well designed.” – Gartner’s 2019 MQ Critical Capabilities for CASB
To learn more about these technologies and CipherCloud’s differentiated CASB offerings, download the Gartner MQ Critical Capabilities report today!
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