Cloud Access Security Broker


  1. IBM Security Enforcer
  2. Adallom (acquired by Microsoft)
  3. SkyFence by Imperva

As growing numbers of applications and users move to cloud-based services, it has become painfully obvious that enterprise controls for managing policies and access to cloud services needs more rigor. In fact, it’s a need that has spawned a new class of security products that analyst firm Gartner refers to as the cloud access security broker (CASB) market.

After sitting on the sidelines, IBM is now jumping into the CASB market with its new Cloud Security Enforcer service. In many cases, CASB solutions are used to help expose so-called “shadow IT” operations, which is usage of technology that goes beyond and outside of the control of enterprise IT. Among the multiple vendors in the CASB space are Adallom, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, and Imperva’s SkyFence.


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