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COMBATS: SHADOW IT | mALWARE IN CLOUD APPLICATIONS
Shadow IT is a growing risk for many organizations. Employees often
don’t have ill intentions and just want to complete their work, but
nevertheless they can introduce unverified or untested applications or
services into your network, leaving your organization vulnerable.
That’s where a cloud access security broker (CASB) or cloud
application security (CAS) solution come into play. This type of
solution plays a critical role in discovering and protecting unsanctioned
cloud services or applications, including Office 365 and G Suite.
The solution should seamlessly integrate with the sanctioned SaaS
applications using native APIs, providing CASB functionalities:
visibility, advanced threat protection, data loss prevention (DLP) and
When deployed with a next-generation firewall (NGFW), a cloud
application security solution should also provide shadow IT visibility
and control for cloud usage on the network.
The approach empowers IT departments to roll out SaaS applications
without compromising security and compliance. Administrators can set
consistent policies across all the SaaS applications deployed within the
organization from a single console. From there, they can use available
DLP and compliance reporting templates to quickly close security gaps
and set custom policies to fulfill business and regulatory needs.
See how the experts at CisCom can help you with this and more!
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