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CASB vs Code42

CASBs Are No Longer Enough

Discover why cloud access security brokers can no longer keep up with modern data protection requirements.

Shortcomings of CASB in today’s data architecture

Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) were designed to keep data in the cloud safe. But with the advent of remote work, proliferating cloud apps and increasing data sprawl, CASBs are struggling to contain insider threats. Why CASBs fall short:

No protection in data movement beyond the cloud

A user downloads data to their working machine and uploads it to a different service. Once data is stored on the endpoint, CASB loses all visibility and context – creating significant risk.

Often requires TLS inspection or proxy

Nothing is more frustrating than investing in a tool that creates performance bottlenecks or becomes too complicated to maintain. Or even worse – routing all traffic through a proxy only for it to fail.

Blocking the known vs. the unknown

It’s impossible to identify every data loss scenario at your organization, and CASBs require constant policy tuning for each change in information flow. This often leads to a one-size-fits-all response strategy which disrupts legitimate business and causes extreme response to simple, every day employee mistakes.

Restrictive policies hinder productivity

When a CASB policy blocks employees’ file-sharing ability or restricts their access to commonly used cloud applications, employees resort to unapproved tools or bypass the CASB policies altogether – creating new security risks.

Customer Quote

“We have a lot of unstructured data, so relying on content inspection and classification is a losing game. How do you inspect or classify 3D files or engineering schematics? Code42’s approach to blocking works for us!”

Code42’s Solution

Go beyond policy-based protection

To effectively prevent data loss, organizations need a data protection solution that goes beyond the limitations of policy-based defenses. Code42 Incydr™ offers a risk-based approach to reduce data loss by automating response to everyday mistakes with Instructor™, investigating what’s unusual, and blocking the unacceptable. Even Okta chose Code42 over a CASB to avoid data leak from the cloud.

Monitoring capabilitiesMonitors cloud applications onlyMonitors both endpoint and cloud-based applications
Protection of data in motionOnly protects data in the cloudProtects data in motion regardless of where it’s stored
Monitoring of emailLimited monitoring capabilitiesComprehensive monitoring capabilities, including email and ability to distinguish personal from corporate accounts
Data exfiltration detectionLimited detection capabilitiesAdvanced detection capabilities using behavioral analysis and a Trust Model
User education and preventionBasic capabilitiesAdvanced just-in-time micro-trainings and integrated case management to prevent data loss
Context and visibility of dataLimited visibility and contextProvides context and visibility for each file, including built-in access to file contents
Real-time blockingEnforce complex data-centric security policies based on burdensome data classificationBlock unacceptable data movement based on the user without the management burden, inaccuracy, and endpoint impact of content-based policies.

3 ways Code42 works better than a traditional CASB

Leverages API connections to monitor cloud-based & endpoint applications

allowing for complete visibility across an organization’s entire data landscape – without needing proxies.

Advanced detection of data exfiltration using behavioral indicators

and a Trust Model, enabling organizations to quickly identify and respond to potential data security incidents.

Just-in-time micro-trainings and integrated case management

to prevent data loss, empowering employees with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions about data protection.

How Incydr Works

Customer StorY

Why Okta Chose Incydr Over CASB to Avoid Data Leak from Cloud File Sharing

“Incydr stood out for how quickly it could be implemented and see value within the month. Incydr’s direct, API-to-API approach to integrate with cloud and email systems meant Okta would not need to set up and manage a proxy server in order to avoid accidental data leak via cloud file sharing and email.”

Matheo Lord-Martinez, IT Security Director at Okta

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