Cisco Cloudlock: CASB Product Overview and Insight

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Company information

Cloudlock was founded in 2011 and began shipping its CASB in October 2013. The company was acquired by Cisco in June 2016.

Target market

Organizations with more than 1,000 employees.

Notable Features

Cisco Cloudlock integrates with many existing Cisco security solutions, including its NGFW, secure internet gateway, malware protection system and email security, and will integrate with Cisco Talos threat intelligence in the near future. Cloudlock is developed as a set of micro services that can be exposed via APIs, and can support home-grown applications.

Supported cloud applications

Office 365,, Dropbox, Box, Google, ServiceNow, Slack, AWS.

Industry strengths

Computer software, ecommerce, federal government, financial services, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, K-12, manufacturing, media, non-profit, retail, technology.

Security qualifications

FedRAMP, SSAE16 – SOC 2 Type 2 Certified, SOC 3 Certified, TRUSTe, Cloud Security Alliance Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR).

Method of delivery


Technology (API, proxy or hybrid)



Cisco offers a simple pricing model for Cloud Security. The two main variables for the price are the number of applications and the number of users.

Cisco offers product bundles that comprise a cloud security package of Cisco Cloudlock and Cisco Umbrella (including DNS and Selective Proxy Layer Security, roaming client protection and Cisco Advanced Malware Protection – AMP).

Cisco also offers Security Enterprise License Agreement (Security ELA). In this model, Cisco Cloudlock is packaged with a number of other Cisco Security solutions, such as email security, NGFW and Cisco Stealthwatch for network security.

CASB revenues

Not disclosed.

Approximate number of paying customers

More than 700.

Paul Rubens
Paul Rubens
Paul Rubens is a technology journalist based in England, and is an eSecurity Planet contributor.

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