Bitglass, the next-gen CASB company and BDO LLP, a leading accountancy and business advisory firm, have announced a partnership to help BDO’s clients across Europe embrace the cloud, while ensuring threat and data protection.
BDO’s cybersecurity service is a single source for cyber-resilience, bringing together a team of highly qualified cybersecurity experts and leading cybertechnologies like Bitglass’ next-gen cloud access security broker (CASB) solution. Bitglass enables real-time threat protection and control over data access from any device, including high-risk unmanaged endpoints.
Together, Bitglass and BDO are working to secure cloud deployments in all organisations. The partnership highlights the growing importance of cloud security as part of a technology portfolio. According to a recent Bitglass study, 81% of enterprises are now leveraging cloud productivity suites. Fortunately, the next-gen CASB’s ever-expanding partner program is designed to satisfy the growing demand for secure cloud around the world.
“Investments in cloud apps and cloud security are accelerating as enterprises adopt a cloud-first approach to IT,” said Steve Armstrong, Regional Director, UK Bitglass. “While major cloud app vendors such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft do a good job of keeping the underlying infrastructure secure, protecting the data that sits within these cloud platforms is entirely the responsibility of the enterprise using the app. Maintaining robust security requires a solution like CASB that offers data security, visibility, compliance, and threat protection, all in one.”
“The combination of BDO’s skills in cyber-risk evaluation and their ability to advise on large scale deployments reduces risk, improves security and delivers rich and meaningful change for enterprises across Europe. This partnership extends Bitglass’ reach to global clients to enable comprehensive cloud data and threat protection.” said Steve Armstrong.
Jason Gottshalk, Partner at BDO, said: “We’re thrilled to have Bitglass onboard as a partner as demand for cloud security accelerates in Europe. We have already seen a great deal of interest in CASB as a means of protecting data across apps and services like Office 365 and AWS. The needs of our clients – real-time security for data in any app, granular DLP, and zero-day security – are well served by Bitglass’ market-leading platform.”