Cisco, CloudLock and the accelerated pace of CASB market maturation

The cloud access security broker (CASB) market is exhibiting all the signs of rapid maturation — active buying motions, channel engagement, enterprise-ready requirements, and consolidation. Makes sense — the strong adoption of cloud apps, including the prevalence of Shadow IT apps, necessitates purpose-built solutions to secure sensitive data headed northbound and prevent threats coming in southbound. That is, the game of catch-up that many IT and security professional are playing to secure cloud apps their organization are already using is driving CASB evaluations and deployments. Enter Cisco into this market vis-a-vis its announced intention to acquire CloudLock. 

Topics: Cybersecurity Cisco CASB cloudlock