Microsoft Cloud App Security: CASB Product Overview and Insight

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Company information

Microsoft's CASB product stems from the company's acquisition of Adallom in 2015. Adallom started shipping in early 2013.

Target market

Enterprises and small to medium size organizations.

Notable Features

As part of Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), Cloud App Security builds on Microsoft's broader security platform and works together with other identity and security solutions, including Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Microsoft Intune and Azure Information Protection. Additionally, it is deeply integrated with Office 365, providing security management and transparency capabilities.

Supported cloud applications

Office 365, Box, Okta, Google Apps, AWS, Service Now, Salesforce, Dropbox.

Industry strengths

Applicable across all verticals.

Security qualifications

CSA Star Certification, EU Model Clauses, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, FISC, HIPAA/HITECH, ISO 9001, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, PCI DSS, UK G-Cloud.

Method of delivery


Technology (API, proxy or hybrid):

Cloud App Security is available through API deployment. A proxy (in-session control) deployment option is in Private Preview.


Cloud App Security is available for purchase as a subscription for $5 per user per month as the estimated retail price. It is also a component of Microsoft Mobility + Security E5.

CASB revenues

Not disclosed.

Approximate number of paying customers

Not disclosed.