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The use case is around protecting data on BYOD devices where users can access any type of data.
We started with a very clear primary use case, which is what landed us on Bitglass: The need to protect Office 365. More specifically, we wanted to make sure that untrusted devices would not be able to download the full O365 client. Granted, you can do that with Microsoft tools, if you purchase some of their additional solutions. However, we decided that it made more sense for us to go with an independent CASB that we could leverage for other things as well. Since the initial deployment, we have looked to expand well beyond the initial use case to protect additional cloud-based environments as well as implement additional functionality, such as DLP.
We use it for our cloud-based solutions. For instance, we use it for Office 365, Salesforce, and a couple of web applications that are cloud-based. It gives us an added layer of security with a little more visibility into those applications, as far as: who's logging in and who's not. It's kind of a firewall, in a sense. Since none of our business is really overseas, we don't really have employees or customers who should be logging in from outside of the United States. We just block any attempt that is coming in from offshore. Another thing that it does, if people are not able to connect, then it gives us an easy view into why they may not be connecting. For instance, if their iPhone is not connecting, then sometimes we can see if they are entering the wrong password or something else. It has a little simpler navigation than what Office 365 gives us. It is also a little quicker to see login failures.
There are several use cases that we use it for: * DLP purposes. * Multi-factor, step-up authentication. * In conjunction with Okta. We have a lot of sensitive data that goes back and forth into the cloud. Also, to some cloud offerings where our mail is, with Office 365 being one of them. Bitglass helps us secure that traffic. It allows us to see where our data is going, who's accessing our data, and what people are trying to access our data.
Bitglass allows us to leverage cloud applications with security. What that means for us is that, as our applications are moving from on-premise to the cloud, we can have security controls on who logs in, around when they log in, and what data they're accessing. That's what Bitglass allows us to do. We're not using the proxies. We're only using it for the login policy management.
It's our CASB, our cloud access service broker. It also does our SaaS-based based DLP, our data loss prevention, for our SaaS-based applications. We use it to protect our sensitive information. Since we are a healthcare corporation, we have to do everything we can to keep PHI data from leaking outside of the organization. It's a SaaS offering, but there is an online appliance, a VM server, for the Active Directory sync back to the SaaS.
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