Microsoft Cloud App Security

Secure your organisation’s SaaS applications

More organisations than ever are adopting SaaS applications as standard. Not only does this reduce IT costs, but SaaS apps enable organisations to deliver products and services faster to market with improved internal collaboration.

With the significant rise of unsanctioned Shadow IT in recent years, your users may be using cloud applications you are not aware of to share sensitive corporate data. With such a fast transition to cloud apps, you may be concerned about storing your corporate data in the cloud, making it accessible to users anywhere.

With Microsoft Cloud App Security, the unique capability to pull important information from across clouds means that you can extend your on-premises protection levels to your cloud applications, giving IT visibility, auditing capabilities, and granular level controls to ensure your sensitive data stays safe.

Enterprise level security for your organisation’s cloud applications

Microsoft Cloud App Security brings the security of your on-premises systems to your cloud applications. Cloud App Security affords you deeper visibility of your data, with granular data controls, and enhanced threat protection.

Identify and assess risks

Identify the cloud applications in use on your networks, gain visibility into Shadow IT and assess risks with real-time analytics. With 15,000 apps available, you can assess risk based on 60 different parameters, including regulatory compliance. Collect information from firewalls and proxies, and identify which cloud apps are in use to assign a risk score – without using third-party agents.

Secure your information

Ensure that you have granular control over data, using built-in or custom policies for the sharing of data and data loss prevention. Set polices and enforce them instantly the cloud apps in use on your networks, such as Office 365, Salesforce and Box. Set customisable and granular policy controls and remediation actions, with the ability to quarantine and restrict external sharing. You can enhance your protection further with Azure Information Protection.

Access controls in real time

Limit and manage access to cloud applications based on conditions and specific context, including device type, location and user identity. You can maintain control with monitoring capabilities for your cloud apps (even after the approval of use), enabling you to use data to inform granular access, and activity policies, such as user access from unmanaged devices, while blocking the download of sensitive data.

Protect against impending threats

Identify high-risk usage and unusual user activities with behavioural analytics and advanced anomaly detection capabilities. By using Cloud App Security to identify ransomware activities and file polices can be applied to search for file extensions and MIME types. Once a potential threat has been detected, you can suspend user access or quarantine suspicious files.

Make sure your organisation is ready for the GDPR

With the impending GDPR legislation, having the ability to protect and classify employee and customer data is now imperative. With AIP, an organisation can 1) classify the personally-identifiable information (PII) that GDPR seeks to protect, and 2) provide the technical controls to limit data loss risks.

The classification and labelling capability provides the foundational demonstration that your organisation knows how to find your PII, and the protection capability provides encryption and rights enforcement to protect against unwanted or malicious leakage. GDPR introduces significant statutory fines for non-compliance, and we also know that many of the risks that GDPR speaks to carry significant intrinsic costs.

How will the GDPR legislation affect your organisation?

What do you get with Microsoft Cloud App Security

Form a behavioural profile across clouds (Behavioural Analytics)

  • Identify anomalies in Cloud usage that may indicate a data breach or malicious insider activity
  • Leverage threat intelligence data
  • Uses machine learning to form a behavioural profile across services
  • Assess the risk of each action against this aggregate behavioural profile
  • Includes: simultaneous logins, sudden downloads of mass amounts of data and multiple failed log in attempts that could signify an attack
  • Mitigate the threat of ransomware attacks

  • Threat detection provides a built-in policy template to detect ransomware attacks
  • Searches for high-risk file extensions such as .exe and .crt
  • Specify governance actions to suspend suspect user activity and quarantine suspicious files
  • Secure your SaaS application with Microsoft Cloud App Security. Speak to Content and Code today about securing your organisation.

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