As public cloud adoption continues its meteoric rise, enterprises are looking to ensure the security of their business-critical data on third-party systems. According to Gartner, the public cloud market is expected to pass the $300 billion mark in 2018 and reach $400 billion by 2020. The rise of cloud computing and bring-your-own device (BYOD) has steadily eroded the perimeter to the point that business-critical information—the most valuable corporate asset in today’s digital economy—now lives in many places outside of the corporate network and managed devices:
- 18.1% of files enterprises upload to cloud-based file sharing and collaboration services contain sensitive data.
- 43.1% of files in cloud file sharing services are shared. Of these, 17.7% are accessible to the whole company, 6.2% to personal email accounts, and 5.5% for anyone with a link.
- 9.3% of files shared externally (i.e. with business partners, personal email accounts, open links) contain sensitive content.2 •
- 21% of sensitive files that are shared externally are accessed within 5 minutes of the sharing action, making response time critical to preventing data breaches.
With cloud security being a shared responsibility in which customers are accountable for their users, data, and applications, organizations not only need to enforce appropriate security controls for different cloud services, they also require a central control point to enforce the same set of security policies across their SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS deployments. In fact, Gartner predicts that, through 2020, 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault. This has caused enterprises to look for ways to enforce additional security controls on their cloud solutions beyond what a cloud service provider offers natively.
Today, McAfee Skyhigh announced the launch of McAfee CASB Connect, industry’s first self-serve program that enables any cloud service provider or partner to rapidly build lightweight API connectors to McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to secure any cloud service, without writing a single line of code. With this program enterprises can leverage McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to confidently adopt any cloud service from the McAfee CASB Connect Catalog and enforce the same set of security policies for all their cloud applications to accelerate their business.
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