What is a CASB or Cloud Access Security Broker?

What is a CASB or Cloud Access Security Broker?

In the old days, companies used to store and protect all their software and data in a single, on-site data center. This made security challenges easier to overcome. Companies had complete visibility into their devices and who had access to their sensitive data and applications, meaning they had virtually complete control over everyone and everything entering and leaving their data centers.

Now, decades after the rise of cloud computing, the story is completely different. As companies moved their applications, data access, and data storage to the cloud, new security gaps began to emerge.

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