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Cloud Computing Trends 2017

The transformative impact of cloud adoption Back in 2011, entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen wrote about how software impacts nearly all areas of modern life. The principal platform for software applications today is not a hard drive; it’s a web browser. Software delivered over the Internet, referred to as the cloud, is not just changing [...]

December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is the Cloud Secure?

The rapid growth of cloud services is an indication that companies are anxious to quickly deploy new cloud-based applications that can make their workers more collaborative, mobile, and productive. However, as sensitive corporate data moves beyond the firewall, IT organizations are understandably unsure about their ability to continue enforcing the security and compliance policies they utilize for data stored [...]

November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gartner’s 10 Best Practices for Successful CASB Projects

The cloud access security broker (CASB) market has been around for 5 years. Since its inception, the market has gone through major changes. Most CASB vendors started by providing visibility and control over shadow IT cloud services that individual employees procure on their own without the approval or even knowledge of the IT department. Next, CASB vendors [...]

November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Breakthrough Innovations for Today’s Cloud Security Challenges

This blog was originally published on the Skyhigh Networks website. Resultex is a Skyhigh Networks partner. For more information contact us. When we founded Skyhigh five years ago, we recognized that security was the biggest barrier to cloud adoption. But we also saw the promise of cloud to transform how organizations conduct business. We wanted [...]

October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Years of CASB and the Road Ahead

Cloud has become the computing mode of choice for business employees and IT professionals alike. Whether it’s SaaS applications that improve productivity, or IaaS platforms used to deploy custom applications, companies in every vertical are going all in on cloud. The cloud computing industry has reached multiple milestones in the past year. 2017 is the [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Cloud Security Gateway (CSG)?

Cloud security gateways (CSGs), also known as cloud access security brokers (CASB), are on-premises or cloud-hosted security software that act as a policy enforcement point between an enterprise and cloud applications that employees use. CSGs provide IT security teams visibility into cloud service usage and cloud-centric security capabilities that mirror the controls enterprises deployed to protect [...]

September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Securing Sanctioned Cloud Services: 5 CASB Use Cases

Sanctioned cloud services such as Office 365, Salesforce, Box, and Slack are used in business-critical processes and, as a result, house sensitive corporate data. 18.1% of all documents uploaded into cloud-based file sharing services contain sensitive data such as confidential IP, personally identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), or financial data. While leading cloud [...]

September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker)?

Cloud access security brokers (CASB) are on-premises or cloud-hosted software that sit between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to enforce security, compliance, and governance policies for cloud applications. CASBs help organizations extend the security controls of their on-premises infrastructure to the cloud. While some CASB capabilities incorporate familiar technologies and approaches previously used to [...]

September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protecting Against Shadow IT: 5 Key CASB Use Cases

Cloud service usage in the workplace is growing exponentially. The average organization used 1,427 cloud services in 2016, an increase of 23.7% from the previous year. In fact, the current level of cloud use is almost triple what it was just four years ago. Despite the increasing prevalence of cloud-first IT programs, most of the [...]

August 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments