Many believe their data in the cloud is fully protected from all possible loss. So it may come as a surprise, but by themselves SaaS solutions such as Office 365, G Suite, Salesforce don’t fully protect you against data loss. Forrester Research put it this way “Cloud-to-cloud backup is the only practical option for SaaS data protection” (December 2017)
Schools now run on technology. For some this is unwelcome and disturbing, for others it’s inevitable and an enabling force. But all agree that technology has become central to the learning process, largely replacing pen and paper for students, teachers and administrators. So are you able to relax knowing that all your school’s crucial data is safely backed up offsite? Certainly some of your data is now “in the cloud”, but for many schools some critical data remains …
CensorNet has been named as a Niche Player in the October 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers report for the second year. First compiled in 2017, this is the second Magic Quadrant focused on cloud access security brokers (CASBs), with vendors positioned based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Recently we were scared twice: Google reads our emails and with Microsoft Office365, users can be monitored. I was surprised that apparently there are companies that let people read e-mails instead of automatically browsing through content… but that’s beside the point here. More important is the recurring insight that whoever has data, uses it.
UK based CensorNet has sold its MFA business (Copenhagen-based SMS Passcode), to US headquartered Entrust Datacard, who offer trusted identity and secure transaction technologies across the world. In addition to acquiring CensorNet’s MFA business, Entrust Datacard have made a strategic investment in CensorNet. This long term partnership will ensure both sides capitalise on the clear synergy that exists between product sets, particularly around CASB and user behavior/activity analytics.
There’s no doubt about it, the global cloud market is increasing exponentially… and, as it does, so too do the cyber threats within the cloud landscape. Today, cloud security is more important than ever before.
SAML offers a web-based single sign-on for access to numerous services without the need to re-enter login data every time. The SSO mechanism takes over the authentication transparently in the background.
Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work are quickly developing into the top dogs of the office cloud scene, and companies are increasingly finding themselves faced with an uncomfortable problem: loss of control and freedom of choice.