As companies have adopted cloud products over the past decade this has created additional challenges for security professionals to address. Choosing the right tools for this task is the essential first step that organizations must take to secure their operations in the cloud.
Salesforce Cloud customers will be aware of the issues around the shared responsibility model they have signed up to with Salesforce (LINK). But may be considering the best solution to implement to ensure they uphold their side of this agreement.
F-Secure’s Cloud Protection for Salesforce has been created and designed together with Salesforce for this purpose and we often get questions from prospective customers about how it compares to a cloud access security broker (CASB) solution.
The simple answer is that F-Secure’s Cloud Protection for Salesforce solution, (as the name implies) is made specifically for Salesforce. Other CASB solutions are made with a more general purpose in mind and will need a great amount of time and resources to install and implement.
F-Secure’s Principal Architect for Cloud Solutions Dmitriy Viktorov illustrates this with the metaphor of buying a printer, “CASB is like a multi-purpose, complex, bulky and noisy device that can print, scan, copy and fax documents. It comes with a thick manual that you need to read before using. You will rarely use all features and they won't produce high quality results anyway,” he says.
If you want to buy cloud protection for Salesforce you should look at the product which is specifically designed for that purpose. Or to continue the printer metaphor, “Unlike CASBs, F-Secure solution is more like a slim and shiny printer designed for one purpose--print high quality documents and images, which always guarantees the best result possible. It is also simple to install and use,” says Viktorov.
As mentioned above, F-Secure Cloud Protection is a native application installed from Salesforce AppExchange and operating entirely within the Salesforce platform. This also means it is fully compatible with Salesforce Shield encryption and is recommended in the Salesforce Platform Security FAQs.
If you want to learn more about F-Secure Cloud Protection for Salesforce you can download our recent whitepaper on the topic “Plugging the Gaps in Salesforce Cloud Security”.