SaaS applications have changed the way employees and organizations operate, how an application is purchased and provisioned, and how employees access and use the apps.

Today, IT departments are no longer a part of this process. As a result, security gaps arise due to the lack of sufficient control and visibility for which applications are hosting corporate data.

With the ease at which SaaS applications can be rolled out — and the benefits of increased productivity and agility — it is easy to forget that the organization is responsible for securing data and managing access for SaaS applications.

What is Cloud App Security 2.0?

SonicWall Cloud App Security offers comprehensive next-generation security for your users and data within SaaS applications, including email, messaging, file-sharing and file storage.

Cloud App Security seamlessly integrates with sanctioned SaaS applications using native APIs. This approach provides email security and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) functionalities, which are required to protect the current SaaS landscape. This includes:

  • Visibility. Identify all cloud services (both sanctioned and unsanctioned) used by an organization’s employees. This includes visibility of east-west traffic (cloud-to-cloud) as users can authenticate to unsanctioned apps using sanctioned IT, such as Microsoft Office 365.
  • Next-Gen Email Security. As email becomes the most popular SaaS app used, protecting the popular threat vector is key for SaaS security. The secure email solution includes attachment sandboxing, time-of-click URL analysis and Business Email Compromise (BEC) protection.
  • Advanced Threat Protection. Prevent malware propagation through cloud apps, such as OneDrive, Box and Dropbox, with real-time scanning for known threats. The integrated Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service mitigates both known and never-before-seen cyberattacks.
  • Data Security. Enforce data-centric security policies by offering granular access controls and preventing upload of sensitive or confidential files. The solution incorporates role-based policy tools, data classification, and data loss prevention (DLP) technologies to monitor user activity and block or limit access.
  • Compliance. Collect an extensive audit trail of every action, including real-time and historical events, and provide simple DLP templates to enforce policy controls and regulatory compliance in real time.

SonicWall Cloud App Security

  • Robust Policy Engine
  • Executive Summary Report
  • Junk Mail Management
  • Comprehensive Dashboard
  • In-Depth Event Summary
  • Robust Policy Engine
  • Executive Summary Report
  • Junk Mail Management
  • Comprehensive Dashboard
  • In-Depth Event Summary
  • Robust Policy Engine

When deployed with a SonicWall next-generation firewall (NGFW), Cloud App Security offers shadow IT visibility and control at no extra cost. SonicWall Cloud App Security ensures the safe adoption of cloud applications — all without impacting employee productivity and at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Security for Cloud Email Services & Platforms

Drawbacks of a Secure Email Gateway

Typically, when organizations move their email to the cloud, they either rely exclusively on the email provider’s built-in security or supplement it with a traditional secure email gateway. This approach is inefficient because the gateway:

  • Introduces a point of failure
  • Does not provide visibility or control over email beyond the gateway
  • Does not protect against new email threats, such as account takeover attacks
  • Does not protect against other apps in the cloud office suites

SonicWall Cloud App Security includes email security designed for cloud email platforms, such as Office 365and G Suite.