Innovations to the Proofpoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) were introduced in February to help safeguard the cloud applications employees access every day, such as Amazon Web Services, Box, Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 and Slack. The offering gives organizations visibility and control over cloud applications while allowing security teams to deploy cloud services with confidence.
Proofpoint CASB started offering automated detection and remediation of malicious third-party applications in Microsoft Office 365 and Google G suite. This innovation has helped stop attacks that may start by email and launch third-party applications that provide attackers with persistent system permissions and access.
Risk-based access enhancements will detect if a user device is unmanaged and restricting access, plus users will be able to determine risk levels during login and respond with adaptive controls, such as multifactor authentication. And an integration with Proofpoint threat intelligence was expected to expand suspicious file activity detection for Microsoft Office 365.