Skyhigh Networks, the cloud access security company, today announced the general availability of Skyhigh Secure™, the industry’s first comprehensive solution that enables organizations to address their critical cloud data protection requirements including contextual access control, application auditing, encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), and cloud to cloud access control.
Data security continues to be the most significant barrier to cloud adoption. According to the PwC report titled “The Future of IT Outsourcing and Cloud Computing,” 62 percent of respondents rated data security as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk. With Skyhigh Secure, IT and information security teams can proactively protect data in the cloud without altering the end-user experience.
“Like most enterprises, we needed a complete solution that allowed us to discover what cloud services were in use and leverage big data analytics to assess risks of corporate data moving to and from these cloud services,” said Brian Lillie, chief information officer at Equinix. “With Skyhigh Secure, we have the intelligence around risks to our organization and we are able to protect corporate data without impacting business user productivity.”
Skyhigh Secure offers several new advantages. First, Skyhigh Secure’s mobile to cloud capabilities enable secure access of cloud services directly from mobile devices without the need for agents, downloads, or other footprints on the device, and without the need for VPN or backhaul of mobile traffic through the enterprise network. Second, Skyhigh Secure provides proactive and adaptive security that leverages real-time application and usage analytics to detect threats and secure data to and from cloud services. Third, Skyhigh Secure delivers unmatched ease with three-click configuration and flexibility of deployment with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid delivery options.
“The cloud should be viewed as an asset and not as a threat, but organizations are slow to fully adopt cloud services because of concerns around the security of their data,” said Rajiv Gupta, CEO of Skyhigh Networks. “With Skyhigh Secure, we are effectively providing our customers with a virtual ‘cloud edge’ that consistently and transparently enforces their security, privacy, and regulatory policies on their corporate data stored in cloud services.”
Skyhigh Secure delivers the following features:
• Contextual Access Control: Allows or denies access to corporate data in the cloud based on user, device, and geographic location.
• Application Auditing: Granular auditing of application usage and real-time identification and alerting of anomalous use.
• Encryption: Industry standards-based 256-bit encryption for structured and unstructured data that maintains sorting, searching, and other end-user functionalities.
• CloudDLP™: Inline and offline DLP for cloud data including alerting, encrypting, and blocking actions and integration with existing on-premise DLP solutions.
• Cloud-to-Cloud Control: Consistent enforcement of corporate policies as data moves from mobile to cloud, on-premise to cloud and even from cloud to cloud.
Skyhigh Secure supports leading cloud services across all major categories, including cloud storage and collaboration (e.g., Box), social business platforms (e.g., Jive), customer relationship management (e.g., Salesforce), productivity suites (e.g., Office 365), human resources and finance (e.g., Workday) and IT service management (e.g., ServiceNow).
“Security, visibility and control are crucial considerations for any organization moving core services to the cloud,” said Justin Somaini, chief trust officer at Box. “By working with cloud security innovators like Skyhigh Networks, we can provide our customers with a simple, powerful way to govern content sharing and collaboration, giving more people access to the usability and functionality that sets Box apart from other cloud content solutions.”
Skyhigh Networks’ Cloud Access Security Manager is the industry’s only solution that addresses the entire cloud adoption lifecycle from discovery of cloud services, to objective risk assessment of all cloud services, to analysis of anomalous use, to comprehensive protection of corporate data in the Cloud.
To learn more about Skyhigh Secure and how you can protect your organization’s data in the cloud, sign up for the upcoming webinar,"Beyond Encryption: The Five Pillars of Cloud Data Security" on Aug. 22 at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT.
About Skyhigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks (skyhighnetworks.com), the cloud access security company, enables companies to embrace cloud services with appropriate levels of security, compliance, and governance while lowering overall risk and cost. With customers in financial services, healthcare, high technology, media, manufacturing, and legal verticals, the company was a finalist for the RSA Conference 2013 Most Innovative Company award and was recently named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is led by an experienced team and is venture-backed by Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital.