Netskope: Enterprise Cloud Security Ensured

Sanjay Beri,CEOWith today’s evolving IT landscape, hackers have more opportunities to hack enterprises and expose critical information, costing businesses millions. Right from customer login credentials to credit card information and even personal health records being targeted, enterprises need to take effective measures to protect their customer information. Unfortunately, legacy security tools haven’t kept up with the evolving IT space. To that end, Netskope has created a novel security platform to cater to the new age demands of cloud security. The platform is content and context aware, action-oriented, and is specially designed for today’s cloud environment.

The Netskope Active Platform provides organizations with unparalleled visibility and real-time control of all their cloud services. The cloud-scale security platform provides governance of cloud usage in real-time, whether accessed from a corporate network or remote location/ office. Through Active Platform, security professionals can identify unsafe activities, stop online threats, protect sensitive data, and respond to incidents instantaneously.

The Netskope Active Platform provides organizations with unparalleled visibility and real-time control of all their cloud services

“The market has demanded a shift beyond just the discovery of cloud services toward a need for real-time control of cloud usage and policy enforcement, which is a key differentiator of the Netskope Active Platform technology,” says Sanjay Beri, Founder and CEO, Netskope. The platform can be deployed 100 percent in the cloud, or on-premises, or in a hybrid configuration.

In addition, the firm’s cloud-scale security platform enables enterprises to implement cloud security services throughout their global facilities without impacting the user experience, irrespective of any large volume of users. Once the solution is implemented, clients can steer cloud traffic for inspection using Netskope’s patented, all-mode traffic steering technology. This feature offers multiple out-of-band and inline options—ensuring organizations a full coverage of users on premises, mobile, and remote location, whether they are using browsers, mobile app, desktop app or sync client to access cloud services. Further, SSL-encrypted cloud traffic is safely decrypted using Netskope’s cloud-scale architecture as part of the traffic steering processes.
The success story of Genomic Health is a testimony to Netskope’s deep expertise and capabilities in ensuring effective enterprise cloud security. To deal with the high volume of data processed by Genomic Health scientists, the management decided to shift their operations to the cloud. With the intention to establish a secured cloud environment, in addition to facilitating a safe and compliant use of cloud apps by their employees, the client approached Netskope. The firm implemented Netskope Active Platform and Netskope for Box solutions that helped the health enterprise protect public health information and other sensitive data in the cloud. Further, the customer could monitor usage and enforce policies in Box and other apps. “Cloud security is a journey not a destination. Today, Netskope helps us find out what users are doing and put controls around those activities. No one knows what tomorrow looks like, but I am sure Netskope will already have it figured out,” says Craig Guinasso, Chief Security Officer, Genomic Health.

Over the past years, Netskope has been a robust protector of enterprises in the cloud and is evolving to cater to the dynamically changing needs of modern enterprises. Moving ahead, the firm recently partnered with Viptela, a software-defined WAN company, to address enterprise cloud connectivity and security challenges. This allows customers to marry the benefits of unified WAN for on-premises and cloud applications with Netskope’s robust security assurances solutions.