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Empowering CASBs: Announcing the New Kloudless Crawler

Kloudless helps CASB vendors get to market quickly by providing a large number of API connectors with common endpoints and data models, as well as filling in the functionality gaps with things like the Kloudless Activity Monitoring API. However, there are still variations in the scan, detection, and remediation capabilities amount the different connectors that Kloudless offers. This means that CASB vendors must still learn the specifics about each connector that Kloudless is already aware of. 

Until now.

Kloudless is pleased to announce the release of the Kloudless Crawler, as well as extended sync capabilities. By providing these new tools and features, Kloudless simplifies CASB use cases by pushing data to the CASB’s DLP engine instead of requiring the CASB service to spend precious time figuring out the details of each SaaS vendor and then tying together the right combination of Kloudless Unified API endpoints. 

Crawler Benefits

Kloudless Unified APIs already provide a much faster timeframe for a CASB vendor’s go-to-market speed. Without Kloudless APIs, the engineering time a team needs to build out full functionality for scan, detection, and remediation is around 4-6 months per individual connector. That means a CASB vendor might need to spend years of development time to get all of the necessary connections to protect their users’ data. With Kloudless Unified APIs, an engineering team needs only 1-2 months of development time for an entire category of connectors (Cloud Storage, CRM, Email, etc.) 

However, with the Kloudless Crawler, that development time is sped up even more. The Kloudless Crawler, used with Kloudless Unified APIs, can take an engineering time as short as 2 weeks of development time to connect with en entire Unified API category. This not only takes the development headaches away from an engineering team and allows them to focus on the core product, but allows product teams to skip over large sections of a product roadmap with API integration work out of the picture. 

Implementation

The Kloudless Sync Engine was created to alleviate many of the small nuanced differences between the connectors it supports. The Kloudless Sync Engine is already aware of the following:

  • per-account rate-limiting during concurrent execution, per API type
  • per-tenant daily quotas
  • user impersonation during org-wide scans/syncs
  • de-duplicating shared folder IDs
  • concurrent execution limits
  • more efficient recursive endpoints during bulk syncs for greater efficiency

By taking over the orchestration of API requests, Kloudless can implement connector-specific approaches to crawling, similar to activity monitoring. This provides many benefits, including the following:

  • Order of magnitude less time for a CASB to include a new Kloudless connector that is aware of files, folders, objects, messages, users, groups, links, permissions, etc. and any audit activity (including logins), org-wide.
  • Far lower crawling latency.
    Kloudless switches to more efficient recursive/bulk endpoints where possible and knows levels of concurrency to use.
  • Efficient filtering of data to track, reducing noise.

Empowering Your CASB with The Kloudless Crawler

The Kloudless Crawler is available now and ready to help CASB vendors and their engineering teams build out the functionality to scan, detect, and remediate threats in record time. By taking away the painful development time needed to build-out integrations and the features necessary to properly protect the data contained therein, engineering teams can get back to focusing on their product’s core functionality and driving innovation forward.

The Kloudless Crawler is available at request. If you would like to test out the Crawler and the Kloudless Sync Engine or learn more about how Kloudless can power your security solution, please write to hello@kloudless.com

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David Hallinan

David Hallinan is an Integration Strategist and Head of Content at Kloudless. He enjoys painting, JavaScript, vintage synths, drum machines and forcing his sports allegiances on his children.

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