We have already went over what SaaS (Software as a Service) is and how it works. Now, it’s time to look into a different element that could make SaaS all the better. A cloud access security broker (CASB) is designed to bridge security gaps in SaaS applications. Here is how a cloud access security broker can enhance SaaS.
A regular SaaS usage report doesn’t show data specific to each application. Rather, they only include the information from the entire IP. With CASB, companies can get more insight into the usage of the specific SaaS applications that they are using. This gives your business a more accurate depiction of how effective the applications are and how they are being used.
SaaS applications can be accessed from any computer at any time. This means there is naturally a higher risk for hackers and other unwanted people to get access to your information. CASB goes in between the user and the application to provide more control over access to the application. Businesses can limit usage to specific SaaS applications within their company so that only the appropriate people can have access to it. CASB ensures that the access controls are available no matter what the location is or what device is being used to access the applications.
Normally, when data is put into the cloud, you lose visibility and control over it. CASB works to enhance the security of data that is at rest, allowing for it to be kept secure the entire time it is stored in the cloud. Companies will now be able to check for threats and control access to data at rest.
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