According to OpenText, the new offering harnesses the power of it BrightCloud Threat Intelligence to help Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and other security and technology vendors secure, protect and manage Cloud applications and services.
“The risks in securing cloud applications are fairly straightforward; if IT doesn’t know about an unsanctioned application or service, they can’t adequately protect it or the data it accesses and stores. Modern user practices, tools and remote work are demanding a new era of real-time visibility. Which is why real-time threat intelligence is built into this new cloud-specific solution, utilizing over 10 years of innovation at the forefront of AI and ML,” said Muhi Majzoub Chief Product Officer of OpenText
Composing a suite of three components – Cloud Application Classification, Cloud Application Function, and Cloud Application Reputation, OpenText claims their partners can use BrightCloud® Cloud Service Intelligence to identify, classify, and block/allow access based on the application’s classification, functions, and reputation score.
BrightCloud® Cloud Service Intelligence is design to provide additional intelligence data on which cloud applications pose security or compliance risks, in which partners can better address risks as well as identify and stop shadow IT behavior in order to better control data.
“We built this offering at the request of existing partners striving to provide better CASB capabilities. Organizations are increasingly turning to CASB vendors to address cloud service risks, enforce security policies, and comply with regulations,” continued Majzoub.
“With limited market offerings available to efficiently and strategically manage cloud access and applications, having access to this caliber of cloud-specific threat intelligence presents a compelling competitive advantage for partner organizations.”
As announced, BrightCloud® Cloud Service Intelligence is sold to technology and security partners as a standalone service, delivered via the BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence API.