Vaultive has announced a next-generation cloud access security broker (CASB) platform that introduces new cloud data security capabilities and a Cloud Integration Studio for rapid integration with new cloud services. The power and flexibility of this platform, combined with Vaultive’s distinct feature-preserving encryption capabilities, offer customers a unified cloud security approach that can address diverse needs across their entire software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription-base.
“During the last 12 months, we’ve seen customer interest shift from point security solutions for specific SaaS platforms to a unified security approach for all IT-sanctioned cloud applications,” said Ben Matzkel, founder and CTO of Vaultive. “Our next-generation architecture was built from the ground up to address this market need by giving customers a much wider array of cloud security capabilities and the flexibility to protect mainstream, niche, and custom cloud applications.”
The Vaultive platform features a multi-mode architecture that is capable of operating as an inline proxy and interfacing with SaaS provider security and visibility APIs. The next-generation architecture also expands Vaultive’s offering beyond its position as the leader in feature-preserving cloud data encryption by introducing a broader set of cloud data security capabilities, including:
- Cloud Application Privilege Management: An application-aware policy engine enforces user privileges consistently across SaaS applications with granularity that far exceeds the native controls offered by cloud service providers.
- Cloud Data Loss Prevention: A data-inspection engine monitors information being transmitted to the cloud and performs actions such as selective data redaction or file block and quarantine based on data characteristics or data lookups against company data sources.
- Alerting and Analytics: The same analysis engine that actively enforces security controls can passively log suspicious cloud activities and transmit to third party security information and event management (SIEM) and analytics tools.
- Advanced Cloud Encryption : Industry-leading cloud encryption capabilities protect both structured and unstructured data with customer-controlled keys and support for advanced use cases like cross-platform encrypted email, file import/export, secure web chat, and field-level searchable encryption.
“Organizations need to look past CASB providers’ ‘list of supported applications and services,’ because there are (sometimes substantial) differences in the capabilities supported for each specific cloud service, based on its features, the CASB architecture used and the organization’s end-user computing model,” Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud Access Security Brokers, Craig Lawson, Neil MacDonald, Brian Lowans, Brian Reed, October 24, 2016.
Vaultive’s next-generation CASB architecture offers customers a future-proof approach that combines pre-defined rule packs for popular SaaS applications with the flexibility to address both known and unknown future cloud security needs. A new Cloud Integration Studio dramatically simplifies the process of applying security protection to new cloud applications through a web-based configuration interface. Non-developers can use this intuitive interface to model user interactions with specific cloud applications and create policy definitions that apply protections in real-time based on user behavior and other factors such as identity, device, and geolocation. This departure from hard-coded CASB integrations with specific SaaS platforms enables Vaultive to innovate more rapidly than first-generation CASB vendors.