Modern enterprises are trying to achieve the highest levels of efficiency and business productivity in the shortest amount of time by rapidly adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Their unmatched simplicity, intelligence, ubiquitous availability, and ease of use is transforming how companies of all sizes conduct business.
However, as the adoption of SaaS proliferates across all business functions within an enterprise, it also means that its ownership and management is becoming increasingly distributed. The shift towards decentralization of SaaS is catching IT teams off-guard in terms of evaluating and keeping track of all SaaS apps in use from a security perspective. The typical enterprise uses hundreds of sanctioned apps that lead to thousands of app-to-people connections—each of which has the potential for something to go wrong. For all the business value that SaaS offers, security concerns are a key factor that restrict enterprises from taking the leap from on-premises data centers to SaaS solutions.
In today's cloud-first world, CASBs have been on the market for almost a decade and have undoubtedly become vital to cloud security Yet they present notable drawbacks that demand a departure from their inherent operating models. In this ebook, we bring to you Palo Alto Networks’ point of view on taking a next-gen approach to CASB. One that is tied to the rest of your security deployment, be it SASE or the Next-Gen Firewall, and gives you the necessary visibility and control over all applications, users and data by keeping pace with the SaaS explosion in your enterprise.
With the proliferation of SaaS apps and as a result, a widening of attack surfaces in enterprise environments, now’s the time to redefine your SaaS security with a next-generation approach to CASB. Read our newest ebook "The Enterprise Buyer’s Guide to Next-Gen CASB" to learn more.