April 4, 2022

SSE Platforms are Taking CASB to the Next Level

Jim Fulton

As I’ve written about a lot recently, the new Security Service Edge (SSE) approach to reinventing fragmented security technologies as a unified cloud service is fundamentally changing how security is done. For example, our SSE, Forcepoint ONE, enables policies for web, cloud, and private apps to be managed together in one place from one console. This eliminates the gaps and redundancies that used to plague efforts to provide consistent security across different types of business applications and resources on the internet.

Take, for example, the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) capabilities within Forcepoint ONE. Drawing on technology that was a 3-time leader in Gartner’s CASB Magic Quadrant, it plays a crucial role in our SSE platform.

Forcepoint ONE CASB

You can set policies for any cloud apps—including your own custom applications—to ensure that they are accessed by the right people in the right way. More importantly, you can make sure that that sensitive data is properly secured, such as optionally allowing people to use an app from a BYOD personal device while preventing them from downloading data or uploading files that contain malware.

As part of the Forcepoint ONE platform, our CASB can work with information from multiple sources (such as our web proxy or your firewall) to identity and display unmanaged “shadow IT” applications that people might be using in place of sanctioned apps that your organization prefers. And it can even highlight when a user’s credentials might have been stolen with our patent-pending Zero Trust Impossible Travel technology.

Providing this level of security in a way that is reliably available—all the time—also requires a different approach. Unlike CASB products that run in proprietary data centers (often only a small number of them), the Forcepoint ONE cloud-native platform, which powers our CASB, runs in an industry-leading hyperscaler so that it can automatically scale up and down as needed. In addition to having 300 points of presence around the world, our platform has a history of 99.99% uptime since 2015 and fast peering with major applications for the best performance.

Interested in the details? You can learn more, including watching a video of our CASB in action, on our CASB website.

Jim Fulton

Jim Fulton serves as VP Product Marketing & Analyst Relations, focused on SASE, SSE and Zero Trust data security. He has been delivering enterprise access and security products for more than 20 years and holds a degree in Computer Science from MIT.

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