McAfee reached a deal for cloud access security broker (CASB) Skyhigh Networks.

A CASB can control access to the corporate cloud and apply visibility and security to what is within that cloud.

CASB’s are the rage right now and security firms are buying up all the independent CASBs.

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It’s reaching the stage where no large security firm can be without a CASB, and no CASB can survive and prosper without the support of a major security vendor.

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“Skyhigh Networks had the foresight five years ago to realize that cybersecurity for cloud environments could not be an impediment to, or afterthought of, cloud adoption,” said McAfee chief executive Chris Young. “They pioneered an entirely new product category called cloud access security broker (CASB) that analysts describe as one of the fastest growing areas of information security investments of the last five years ….”

Little about the mechanics of the agreement have been announced, beyond a statement that Skyhigh chief executive Rajiv Gupta will join McAfee to run McAfee’s new cloud business unit.

The combination of the two companies, with McAfee’s traditional strength in endpoint security and a growing network security portfolio with Skyhigh’s cloud security, should clearly benefit both organizations.

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