CASB IP Restriction Feature Enhances Cloud Security

Debasish Pramanik Cloud Security Expert - CloudCodes Software
  • August 17th, 2021

About IP Addresses & CASB IP Restriction

IP Address or Internet Protocol address to expand is a unique string of numerics which is assigned to each computer or device that is part of a computer network and enables the devices and computers to communicate securely. This unique combination of numbers serves the chief functions of networking protocols. IP addresses determine the precise location of all the individual devices geographically and the host address to which the devices are connected. On a TCP/IP network, the unique 32-bit combination of numbers exactly identifies a host that may be a personal computer, a laptop, a tablet, and even a printer and routers. Expand your knowledge of CASB IP Restriction solutions.

Cloud-Based Working 

Cloud Computing with a host of benefits for IT firms overshadowed the IT arena with multiple cloud apps running simultaneously. It renders mobility to the network resources with the flexibility of creating a network of devices located miles apart, employees, as well as organizations, are benefiting because of the increased expanse of the system alone. It has created an all-time conducive environment for all to work 24×7, 365 days a year, mainly contributing to all-round performance in this service industry. But the catch lies for the companies as to how effectively and efficiently they can manage multiple IP addresses over a single extensive network and may have sub-networks, without risking their confidential data from leakage or getting into wrong hands challenging the overall enterprise security.

Data Accessible on Multiple IP Addresses

Thus, Cloud Security is the biggest challenge any organization has to accept while moving to the cloud is to protect its confidential data, which consumes multiple IP addresses placed miles apart, far from in-person reach, in a cloud environment. Though it is easy and quick access from anywhere and anytime for employees, cybercriminals too are upgrading their technology to unearth the most crucial data they steal from the company’s network resources. This ease of access from multiple locations using multiple IPs is disadvantageous on organizations. Their critical information is lying insecure, and it is a real cloud security threat that is keeping many organizations away from reaping the merits of cloud computing. Usually, data thefts or breaches are committed either by the employees of the same organization they are working for or sometimes from outside hackers who are targeting crucial data for personal gains. In any event, of utmost importance is to keep the data secure anyhow.

CASB Security Arm

CASB solutions of any Cloud Access Security Brokers are a new arm in cloud computing that counteract against evil instincts of cyber thieves. It not only keeps the rotten apples out of the cloud basket but also restricts the activity to limited space. A CASB solution bridges the gap between the cloud and the organizations. It enables organizations to keep their data safe and protected at all times, even if it is accessed through multiple ports. The organizations landing on cloud-based operations can easily create and design one-on-one policies as well as group-policies to precisely define and restrict the data flow into the various channels of their corporate network. When CASBs emerged in the year 2011, it was perceived as cloud-visibility solutions across four pillars of compliance, threat-protection, visibility, and cloud data security. As per Gartner predictions, by the year 2020, 85% of firms would be already using a CASB solution for securing their cloud-based apps.

CloudCodes’ CASB IP Restriction Feature

CloudCodes IP Restriction Solution ensures enhanced security control by restricting one or only some pre-defined multiple IP addresses to specific users. They cannot access data from any other IP address, not defined to be used by them. CloudCodes for Business Access Control IP restriction feature helps in keeping a check on employees’ access to data from different IP addresses to avoid any unwanted data breaches that can otherwise lead to severe losses to the company. The CASB IP restriction in CloudCodes CASB for Business solution helps in imposing specific IP restriction policies for ensuring enhanced security governance by imparting visibility into how that organization’s data is being used, inside the cloud network for increased security governance. This feature is used in many industry verticals, though primarily used in Finance industry, Logistics, E Commerce industry, Automobile segment, Manufacturing sector, IT industry, Telecom segment, and Healthcare sector (KPOs).

IP based access control in cloud computing, let’s you enforce an IP restriction policy that enables IT admin, to restrict user access to business data only through one or more specified IP address(es) only. This ensures that no business data is accessed in an unsecured, public, or unregistered IP address.

  • Restrict a single user, a subset of users or entire organization to IP restriction policy
  • Policy-based restriction for providing strong granular control to the business
  • Customize mapping of users over one or more IP addresses
  • No firewall settings or local installation are required for this feature
  • Easy to set up IP restriction policies