A popular CASB deployment method is to install agents on Macs, PCs, and iOS and Android devices to provide real-time visibility and control of cloud usage. However, for some enterprises, deploying agents is not ideal because of a variety of reasons whether political, technical or somewhere in between. While deploying an agent is always an option, Netskope also supports agentless modes including every possible out-of-band and inline configuration, from forward and reverse proxy, to secure TAP, API, and log-based discovery. These modes are often used in parallel to cover customers’ multiple use cases.
Choose from the broadest variety of agentless forward proxy configurations to gain visibility into cloud usage and enforce real-time policy controls over activities and data in any cloud service, sanctioned or unsanctioned.
Discover cloud services in use in your organization by parsing log data from your existing perimeter security device. You even have the option to tokenize your log data in the cloud for data privacy and residency purposes.
Select a single deployment option like API introspection or combine with one of the forward proxy modes to expand use case coverage.
Choose API Introspection to get near real-time visibility and control of sanctioned cloud services, a reverse proxy configuration for real-time visibility and control of browser access to sanctioned services, or one of the forward proxy modes for real-time visibility and control without the need for an agent.
Choose from one of the forward proxy modes for real-time visibility and control of unsanctioned cloud services without the need for an agent.
There are use cases when an agent makes sense. First, an agent deployment is arguably the easiest to configure. Send an invitation via email to install the agent to selected users on Macs, PCs, and iOS and Android devices, or leverage integration with SCCM or MDM solutions to deploy at scale. Agents also cover use cases such as when users on managed devices are off network and connect directly to cloud services.