This post was originally published here by Ben Rice.
After returning from a trip to Boston for AWS re:inforce, I thought it would be good to share some of the key takeaways from the event.
First off, I’d like to thank AWS for putting together a first-class event with great sessions, activities, and attendees. We had a great time in Boston with the AWS team and thoroughly enjoyed the Silent Disco.
This was the inaugural AWS re:inforce event so we did not know what to expect, but it turned out to be fantastic. We had many great discussions at our booth with customers, as well as those interested in learning more about cloud access security brokers (CASBs). Most people who visited our booth wanted to gain insight as to what makes Bitglass a next-gen CASB. Some of our visitors explained that they had utilized a first-gen CASB in the past, but that it only supported them with shadow IT. They explained that they didn’t have much of a use for it beyond shadow IT, and that they were seeking a security tool that could protect their data in real time. This experience was eye opening and it gave us a chance to elaborate on the benefits of our multimode CASB.
Bitglass is the only CASB vendor to focus on real-time data and threat protection for organizations using cloud applications, without the need to install agents onto devices. This simplifies deployment, usability, and ultimately delivers the data protection that security teams expect from their vendors.
Why is this important? Many of the CISOs and security folks that we spoke to at AWS come from companies with distributed workers, partners, contractors, and other users who don’t have managed devices. Our agentless approach is a solution for these types of environments because the organizations can have full visibility and control over the data, regardless of where the information travels. Additionally, our CASB does not hamper or break the user experience, even with the most dynamic apps, such as O365 or G Suite. Organizations that are looking to protect themselves from data leakage should be encouraged to look into a next-gen CASB in order to secure sensitive data, on any device, any application, anywhere.