Intelligent CIO North America Issue 31 - Page 20




eExecutive Summary

The rapid adoption of cloud and establishment of hybrid work have become the new pervasive trends as companies look to continue their digital transformations . Unfortunately , these changes make it difficult for security teams to efficiently and effectively maintain visibility , compliance , and security across the organization . In part to address these issues , secure access service edge ( SASE ) has emerged as a consolidation point for protecting distributed workers , data , and applications ,
Download whitepaper here with CASB as a focal point of the architecture .
In order to be an effective component of SASE , CASB must evolve to better support zero-trust initiatives , protect applications by detecting and remediating misconfigurations , prevent data leakage and abuse by insiders , and block sophisticated attacks as they occur . Palo Alto Networks offers a Next-Generation CASB as part of its Prisma Access solution , and enables organizations to secure all their SaaS access , SaaS applications , and data and prevent threats .
Changing IT Environments Create Complexity and Increase the Attack Surface
IT and security teams have a lot on their plate . The nature of work has changed , with many employees now working in a remote or hybrid manner . The speed of change in the enterprise has accelerated as organizations undertake digital transformation initiatives to become more operationally efficient and develop new business models . Key to this transformation is the use of applications , and SaaS applications in particular , in business processes to improve productivity . All these changes have led to increased complexity , with TechTarget ’ s Enterprise Strategy Group ( ESG ) research finding that 53 % of organizations say their IT environment is more complex than it was two years ago ( see Figure 1 ).
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