gControl Solution – CASB Provides DLP For G Suite

Debasish Pramanik Cloud Security Expert - CloudCodes Software
  • December 26th, 2017

According to research by 2020, 78% of the firm would be saving data in cloud. CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) is an on-premises, cloud-based security policy that is enforced by cloud service consumers and cloud service providers. Organizations are now moving towards CASB Solution providers to prevent cloud service risks and to enforce security policies. If the user intends to use CASB to increase the confidence in your organization’s cloud service usage, consider taking a granular approach to policy enforcement and data protection. CASB gControl solution for Office 365.

Cloud Access Security Broker(CASB) has the following capabilities

  1. Identity
  2. Visibility
  3. Data Protection
The Capabilities Further Contains
IdentitySingle Sign-On
VisibilityAudit & Reporting Anomaly Detection
Data ProtectionAccess Control Data Leakage Protection Mobile Data Protection Encryption
gControl Supports The Following
IdentitySingle Sign-On
Data ProtectionAccess Control Data Leakage Protection

Getting familiar with CASB gControl Solution

gControl Solution is one of the best tool that helped the user to get CASB solution related to G suite. Cloud Access Security Broker help the user to get the data leakage prevention in the Google Apps that allow maintaining the data confidentiality and isolation. In this section, we will cover the tools that help in the identity and access control management in cloud account. Through Single Sign-On, data protection user can get the selective data and Access Control provides a powerful security layer. Hence it’s important to prevent data leakage using cloud computing.

Single Sign-On For Identity Access

gControl solution is a Single Sign-On (SSO) technique and act as a Identity Provider. It uses SAML 2.0 to integrate with Google For Work. It has out of box integration with Microsoft Active Directory. This allows an organisation to leverage their existing identity providers to manage identities.

Access Control For Data Protection

gControl solution act as a powerful security layer on top of Google For Work providing control on accessing Google For Work on various attributes/parameter. gControl provides the virtual perimeter of IP based restriction to ensure enterprise users access their account from predefined IP address. This will allow an administrator to ensure enterprise users doesn’t access the Google For Work account from a location which is not permitted such as home, airport or public internet location.

On the similar line, gControl provides device based restriction which allows the administrator to bind enterprise user’s Google For Work account to their workstation based on MacID. This will enforce users to access their enterprise Google For Work account through approved devices. Any attempt to access from the unauthorized device is notified to the appropriate authorized persons in the organization.

gControl solution also supports time and browser-based restriction to provide another set of attributes to control access enterprise Google For Work account based on the particular version of the browser and during a particular time interval of the day.

gControl Solution For Data Leakage Protection

When an enterprise adopts Google For Work, it also opens the gate for the enterprise users to access their consumer Gmail account at their workplace or on the official workstation provided to the users. This could be a major gateway for data leakage for the enterprise. gControl provides consumer Gmail block i.e. it allows users to access their enterprise account but block users access to consumer Gmail without the need for any appliances or hardware. It also notifies the authorized person in the organization about such access by the user. The data leakage protection helps the user to get their data safe and protected from all the unauthorized access.

gControl solution also blocks enterprise users to use their enterprise account to access any third party application such as Pinterest etc. Many applications allow users to access their application using Google+ profile/account. gControl blocks the user when they try to access that application through enterprise accounts. So, data leakage protection is one of the major issues that needed to be scrutinized to protect your data.