Cloud Computing Apps

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Cloud Computing Apps

Cloud Computing Apps

Cloud computing apps such as Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and Salesforce, among hundreds of others, are cloud-based services, also known as Software as a Service (SaaS). The business-critical functionality that these services provide once had to be installed on computers or served from within the network perimeter but are now offered online, and the only thing needed to access then is an account and password. However, the business benefits this ease-of-use offers, including fast deployment, easy access, better work collaboration and auto service updates, come with major data security challenges.

Although the top cloud computing apps have systems in place to protect your data at rest, securing the data when it is being accessed and shared by employees and partners is the responsibility of the customer. Preventing the loss of business critical or compliance-related data resulting from accidental or malicious employee behavior or compromised accounts by hackers is a major concern of IT departments looking to adopt cloud computing apps.

The Symantec Solution

The Symantec CloudSOC™ platform helps organizations mitigate risks associated with the adoption of cloud applications and services by delivering a complete security life cycle across multiple cloud apps including:

  • Uncovering Shadow IT – apps and IT solutions used by employees without the company’s authorization.
  • Detecting risky activities and users in cloud apps by zeroing in on threats without sifting through billions of data records.
  • Protecting cloud apps by enforcing policies across multiple cloud services at the same time. This allows you to prevent attacks and ensure corporate governance.
  • Performing post-incident investigations and forensic analysis across all historical transactions for your cloud applications and services. This allows you to perform deep dive analysis for legal, compliance or HR initiatives.

Symantec CloudSOC enables companies to confidently leverage cloud applications and services while staying safe, secure and compliant. Want more information? Download our CASB Executive Guide.

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