Microsoft Launches Cloud App Security To Protect SaaS Apps

And the data that they host. Microsoft has released Cloud App Security, a solution to help customers protect their cloud-based data and applications. It is available on a subscription basis.

The software titan had acquired cloud security firm Adallom last September, and teased this February that it was developing a new cloud app security offering based on this technology.

An April release was promised.

And here it is.

The wait is over and the product is now generally available as a cloud-delivered service that helps IT and security teams gain control over cloud applications.

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This is what Bret Arsenault, Microsoft’s chief information security officer said in a blog post back in February:

“Microsoft Cloud App Security brings the same level of visibility and control that IT departments have in their on-premises network to their SaaS applications including apps like Box, SalesForce, ServiceNow, Ariba, and of course Office 365.”

Cloud App Security has the ability to identify all cloud applications on a network, on all devices, and it then provides risk scoring, analytics and ongoing risk assessment.

Network logs are uploaded to the service, where these are analyzed and admins can then choose to sanctions certain apps and connect them to the service. You can get a complete idea of how Cloud App Security works in the announcement post.

As for the subscription, it is available at $5 per user per month.

Visit the Cloud App Security product page to request a trial.

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