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Published on:

January 16, 2024

Let's break down the differences between CASB and ZTNA in simple terms. Imagine your team is using a variety of cloud services like Google Drive or Office 365. CASB, or Cloud Access Security Broker, is like a security guard that stands between you and these services. It's there to make sure you're following the rules and not doing anything risky. It checks what you're uploading, downloading, and sharing to ensure everything is safe and meets the company's security policies.

Now, let's talk about ZTNA, which stands for Zero Trust Network Access. Think of ZTNA as a really cautious doorkeeper who doesn't trust anyone right away. Every time you try to access the company's network, ZTNA is there to verify who you are, often asking for more than just a password. It could be a fingerprint or a code sent to your phone. ZTNA operates on the principle of 'never trust, always verify.' It doesn't matter if you're working from the office or a café, it will always double-check your identity before letting you in.

In a nutshell, CASB is focused on managing how you use cloud services securely, while ZTNA is all about making sure only the right people have access to the network, no matter where they are. CASB is like having someone watching over your shoulder when you're using cloud apps, and ZTNA is like having a high-tech lock on your door that only opens after confirming who you are. Both are super important in keeping your digital world secure!

Written by:
Henk Jelt Hoving
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