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“Out-of-band Real-time API Security”


Cyber security is a complex topic where difficult problems mingle with tall claims.  This week, we came across one such from a competitor – “out-of-band real-time security.”  

As the economy becomes increasingly reliant on the cloud, preventing threats and leakage is hugely important and the raison-de-etre for a CASB.    In order to prevent threats and leakage, the CASB has to be deployed inline to provide real-time protection.  But inline deployment is technically demanding and must support access from any device, anywhere.  Out-of-band Monday morning post-breach alerts are a lot easier.

One CASB has found a way to make real-time protection easy – deploy out-of-band to generate post-breach alerts, but market it as Real-time API security.  In other words, snake oil!   

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Bitglass Blog authored by Threat Research Team. Read the original post at: https://www.bitglass.com/blog/out-of-band-real-time-api-security