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Cloud Security


Improve cybersecurity by getting visibility and control over employee use of cloud-based services.

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Cloud Security


Improve cybersecurity by getting visibility and control over employee use of cloud-based services.

Achieving Cloud Security requires leading technology and our proprietary techniques that let companies discover, analyze, control and optimize their use of cloud-based services. We genuinely believe that Cloud Security is must-have, not nice-to-have today, and not only for highly regulated and consumer-facing industries like financial services and healthcare, but for manufacturing industries as well. 

Talk about IT security and the discussion is likely to be centered on the adequacy of firewalls and the effectiveness of anti-virus software. Today’s security needs must respect the very different threat profile that a cloud and mobile-first environment presents. It’s important to harden the perimeter, but cloud-based services demand that data venture outside that sanctuary where it often is unprotected. At the same time, companies must understand how employees use data in conjunction with cloud-based services, especially given the growing use of employee-owned mobile devices for business purposes.

Let us show you how many cloud-based services are in use within your company. You will be amazed by what is discovered. Armed with new-found visibility, you can quickly assess and appreciate the riskiness of every one of the hundreds of cloud-based services that could be in use within your environment. You develop and enforce policies to govern how your employees operate within the new style of IT. You ensure that the company operates in a safe, secure and compliant manner, especially as the use of software-as-a-service applications (SaaS apps) and cloud hosts take data into the unprotected world beyond a company’s firewall. We also find lots of ways to optimize the way companies use and engage these services so you operate more efficiently and save money.

The best way to start is with a free, no obligation discovery of the SaaS apps used in your environment. Virtually every company that takes that step is completely surprised to learn that the use of apps is far greater than they ever imagined, as is the associated exposure to risk that such activity represents.

 

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Promoting a Safe Cloud


You need more protection in the cloud's second chapter.

Promoting a Safe Cloud


You need more protection in the cloud's second chapter.

The first chapter of the cloud has been exciting. Three developers with a dream, armed with fanatical support from Rackspace, could change the world. Amazon's AWS, Microsoft's Azure, Google's Cloud Platform and other hosts are convincing large enterprises to use the cloud, some of which are going all-in, and shutting down their data centers. We’re talking serious transformation now.

Source Callé and its partners are helping to promote the second chapter of the cloud. We help companies benefit from all the innovation and agility the cloud offers, while enabling them to operate safely and in a compliant and efficient manner. We do this by applying a protective overlay, without compromising IT system performance, so companies can discover, analyze, control and optimize all of their cloud-based activity.

For many companies, Office 365 represents the first major, sanctioned use of a cloud-based application. We can provide you with the overlay you need to operate in the cloud. If your company uses Office 365, Salesforce.com, Box, ServiceNow, NetSuite, Workday, or any other sanctioned SaaS application, we can make sure that your employees use them responsibly and give you the critical visibility and control over that activity.

 

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Shadow IT


Shine a spotlight on Shadow IT.

Shadow IT


Shine a spotlight on Shadow IT.

Shadow IT is an organizational behavior characterized by an employee’s procurement and use of technology without explicit permission from an authority such as corporate IT or Procurement.  Shadow IT is associated with innovation, speed and agility within a line of business, but it also creates security and compliance issues that must be managed, such as the adoption of malware, malicious leakage of company data, theft of user credentials, and breaches of regulatory compliance.  In addition, shadow IT creates the potential for sub-optimal procurement and management of cloud-based services. Your CIO needs to be able to embrace the innovation and agility of cloud-based services without becoming the CI - 'No,' who simply blocks undesirable URLs.

We give companies essential visibility and control over the use of SaaS app and other cloud-based services. Gartner reports that 38% of enterprise IT expenditure is already happening outside the corporate IT budget, and they expect that number will reach 50% by 2017. Let us shine a spotlight on your shadow IT activity, then optimize what we find.

Optimization


Once you know what's there, you can manage it more effectively.

Optimization


Once you know what's there, you can manage it more effectively.

The tremendous growth in the number of cloud-based services used in the corporate environment has created a huge opportunity for companies to realize the benefits of optimization.  The procurement and management of these services tends not to be well coordinated or centrally managed.  We can work with you to realize economies of scale by consolidating separate subscriptions and identifying dormant activity that still generates cost for your company, among many other optimization techniques.  In addition, we can help you find ways to achieve most favored clauses on numerous terms and conditions in your contracts with cloud-based service vendors.


Outcomes


Address multiple pain pains across the organization.

Outcomes


Address multiple pain pains across the organization.

Cloud Security creates outcomes that address pain points across the company. Here is what you can expect executives to say:

CFO: “I can sign my Sarbanes-Oxley certificate with confidence now that I have better control over my critical data assets.”

CIO: “I had no idea that employees were using so many SaaS apps and now I can instantly put the associated risk into perspective and steer people to preferred applications.”

Enterprise Risk Management: “It’s too expensive if not infeasible to insure all of my cybersecurity risks, so a Cloud Overlay™ is the ounce of prevention versus the pound of insurance cure.”

IT Security: “Firewalls, anti-virus software and mobile device management create a necessary protective dome, but SaaS demands that data penetrate the dome all the time, and now we can address that.”

Procurement: “Now I have a way to aggregate dispersed SaaS usage and lower the cost per user.”

Legal: “Employees accept terms and conditions without even reading them and now I can get my arms around that.”

Compliance: “There is no way to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) unless you are following all the SaaS apps transporting that data.”

Business Intelligence: “I can assemble more effective Big Data plays now that I actually have visibility on all my data.”

Controller: “I can describe a meaningful step we’re taking to address cybersecurity in my public filings and SEC comment letters.”

IT Finance: “I helped foster the innovation and agility of SaaS apps while improving the controls and ROI on them.”

IT Asset Management: “Now I manage SaaS apps, not just licensed software, and I manage cloud hosts, not just physical hardware.”

Internal Audit: “Now I have a clear roadmap to assess the controls around a large and growing portion of our data assets.”

Delivery Models


We can show you how to do it or do it for you.

Delivery Models


We can show you how to do it or do it for you.

Companies that have mature IT departments, usually with at least one person designated as responsible for IT Security, typically prefer to have Cloud Security installed on-premises or through a cloud subscription and manage the system directly.  Alternatively, smaller companies or those with less mature IT departments (e.g. no one designated for IT Security) may prefer that Source Callé provide Cloud Security as a managed service, so that we can direct activities pursuant to policies we establish in consultation with the client.

Partners


We help you employ the right technology, then stay with you.

Partners


We help you employ the right technology, then stay with you.

We source the technology used to create Cloud Security from firms that Gartner describes as Cloud Access Security Brokers, or CASBs. CASBs work by inserting a proxy or API into the data path to identify usage, enforce policies, and allow IT personnel to take action, all without compromising system performance. CASBs complement existing components of your security regime that may exist, such as firewalls, data loss prevention, intrusion detection systems, identity and access management, etc., so nothing gets ripped and replaced. 

Each of these partners brings their own approach to this vital mission.  We work with companies to tailor a solution to their specific needs and supplement this work with our proprietary techniques to optimize their experience.  Because we are channel partners to these technology firms, you pay no more by using Source Callé than you would by simply going direct.