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Recognized Leadership vs Claims of Leadership

Announcements, CASB

Getting Beyond the Noise Technology products often are overhyped, and products in the CASB space are no exception. CASB players proliferate amid an abundance of venture money and self-proclaimed market and technology leadership. Customers rely on competitive analysis from independent sources to cut through the noise and provide a clear picture of what vendors really have to offer. The first …

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Cloud Data Isn’t Lazy Data

Cloud Data Protection

Why your cloud security strategy shouldn’t rely solely on data-at-rest encryption In our last blog post, we revealed that cloud provider “Bring Your Own Keys” (BYOK) options merely let customers keep a copy of their keys, not own the whole set of keys. In this post, we’ll look at the SaaS application environment in detail to understand why data-at-rest encryption …

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Does BYOK Mean ‘Barely Your Own Keys’?

Cloud, Compliance

3 Truths about Encryption and BYOK Many people making important decisions about data security have a fuzzy understanding of how encryption actually works. Their confusion can easily be exploited by hackers, governments, and vendors pushing incomplete solutions. That’s because, on the surface, encryption seems reasonably easy to understand with real-world analogies to keys, locks, secrets (both good and bad), and …

Putting the “S” in CASB ­­­­­— Safeguarding Cloud File Sharing


As we have discussed in a recent blog post Cloud File Sharing has big rewards and big risks. Driven by workforce trends that have teams spread across the globe both internal users and external partners need to share information anytime, anywhere to be effective. Understanding the Risks It is inevitable that users will turn to file sharing clouds like Box, …


How to Establish Ethical Firewalls for Cloud File Sharing

CASB, File Sharing

The cloud enables your team to collaborate easily, but collaboration in the cloud shouldn’t mean a loss of control over who shares files with whom. This isn’t just about protecting your files against outside threats. Even within a business, not all employees should have access to all documents. In the financial industry, many firms have compliance requirements to separate the …

ChalkTalk: Deeper Dive on Cloud File Sharing Use Cases

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In part 2 of our Cloud File Sharing ChalkTalk series, watch as Ankur Shah does a deep dive into real-world customer use cases for avoiding the compliance and privacy risks associated with file collaboration services. Full transcript below: Hello. Welcome to one more edition of CipherCloud ChalkTalk. My name is Ankur . I’m head of product at CipherCloud. In today’s …

CipherCloud Unveils NEW Cloud Security Broker at RSA 2016

CASB, File Sharing

RSA 2016 in San Francisco, was all abuzz with CASB and cloud security products galore. CipherCloud seemed to steal the show floor at RSA, while simultaneously amassing over 10 InfoSecurity Magazine awards (including the Grand Trophy) – as we unveiled the NEW Cloud Security Broker and CipherCloud Trust Platform. The film crew from Trilogy Tech Talk noticed the buzz and stopped by to …

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ChalkTalk: File Sharing and Collaboration Overview

CASB, File Sharing

ChalkTalk Video: File Sharing and Collaboration – What You Need to Know Back by popular demand, this ChalkTalk video by Ankur Shah, Sr. Director of Products, covers “What you need to know about file sharing and collaboration”. Watch this 3 minute video to learn: What classes of applications must enterprises look to protect? Why is it important to protect these …

Cloud File Sharing: Big Rewards — and Big Risks


Nearly every business runs 24×7 these days. Employees need to be able to access corporate documents even when they’re not at the office. Projects can’t succeed without a collaborative effort across internal and external participants. So companies need ways to make file sharing both easy and safe. Cloud collaboration is easy, and employees love it: they can access files from …