Netskope named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge. Get the report

  • Why Netskope chevron

    Changing the way networking and security work together.

  • Our Customers chevron

    Netskope serves more than 3,000 customers worldwide including more than 25 of the Fortune 100

  • Our Partners chevron

    We partner with security leaders to help you secure your journey to the cloud.

Still Highest in Execution.
Still Furthest in Vision.

Learn why 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ named Netskope a Leader for Security Service Edge the third consecutive year.

Get the report
Netskope Named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge graphic for menu
We help our customers to be Ready for Anything

See our customers
Woman smiling with glasses looking out window
Netskope’s partner-centric go-to-market strategy enables our partners to maximize their growth and profitability while transforming enterprise security.

Learn about Netskope Partners
Group of diverse young professionals smiling
Your Network of Tomorrow

Plan your path toward a faster, more secure, and more resilient network designed for the applications and users that you support.

Get the white paper
Your Network of Tomorrow
Introducing the Netskope One Platform

Netskope One is a cloud-native platform that offers converged security and networking services to enable your SASE and zero trust transformation.

Learn about Netskope One
Abstract with blue lighting
Embrace a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture

Netskope NewEdge is the world’s largest, highest-performing security private cloud and provides customers with unparalleled service coverage, performance and resilience.

Learn about NewEdge
Netskope Cloud Exchange

The Netskope Cloud Exchange (CE) provides customers with powerful integration tools to leverage investments across their security posture.

Learn about Cloud Exchange
Netskope video
The platform of the future is Netskope

Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Cloud Firewall, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Private Access for ZTNA built natively into a single solution to help every business on its journey to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

Go to Products Overview
Netskope video
Next Gen SASE Branch is hybrid — connected, secured, and automated

Netskope Next Gen SASE Branch converges Context-Aware SASE Fabric, Zero-Trust Hybrid Security, and SkopeAI-powered Cloud Orchestrator into a unified cloud offering, ushering in a fully modernized branch experience for the borderless enterprise.

Learn about Next Gen SASE Branch
People at the open space office
Designing a SASE Architecture For Dummies

Get your complimentary copy of the only guide to SASE design you’ll ever need.

Get the eBook
Make the move to market-leading cloud security services with minimal latency and high reliability.

Learn about NewEdge
Lighted highway through mountainside switchbacks
Safely enable the use of generative AI applications with application access control, real-time user coaching, and best-in-class data protection.

Learn how we secure generative AI use
Safely Enable ChatGPT and Generative AI
Zero trust solutions for SSE and SASE deployments

Learn about Zero Trust
Boat driving through open sea
Netskope achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

Choose Netskope GovCloud to accelerate your agency’s transformation.

Learn about Netskope GovCloud
Netskope GovCloud
  • Resources chevron

    Learn more about how Netskope can help you secure your journey to the cloud.

  • Blog chevron

    Learn how Netskope enables security and networking transformation through security service edge (SSE)

  • Events and Workshops chevron

    Stay ahead of the latest security trends and connect with your peers.

  • Security Defined chevron

    Everything you need to know in our cybersecurity encyclopedia.

Security Visionaries Podcast

The Intersection of Zero Trust and National Security
On the latest episode of Security Visionaries, co-hosts Max Havey and Emily Wearmouth sit down for a conversation with guest Chase Cunningham (AKA Dr. Zero Trust) about zero trust and national security.

Play the podcast
The Intersection of Zero Trust and National Security
Latest Blogs

Read how Netskope can enable the Zero Trust and SASE journey through security service edge (SSE) capabilities.

Read the blog
Sunrise and cloudy sky
SASE Week 2023: Your SASE journey starts now!

Replay sessions from the fourth annual SASE Week.

Explore sessions
SASE Week 2023
What is SASE?

Learn about the future convergence of networking and security tools in today’s cloud dominant business model.

Learn about SASE
  • Company chevron

    We help you stay ahead of cloud, data, and network security challenges.

  • Leadership chevron

    Our leadership team is fiercely committed to doing everything it takes to make our customers successful.

  • Customer Solutions chevron

    We are here for you and with you every step of the way, ensuring your success with Netskope.

  • Training and Certification chevron

    Netskope training will help you become a cloud security expert.

Supporting sustainability through data security

Netskope is proud to participate in Vision 2045: an initiative aimed to raise awareness on private industry’s role in sustainability.

Find out more
Supporting Sustainability Through Data Security
Thinkers, builders, dreamers, innovators. Together, we deliver cutting-edge cloud security solutions to help our customers protect their data and people.

Meet our team
Group of hikers scaling a snowy mountain
Netskope’s talented and experienced Professional Services team provides a prescriptive approach to your successful implementation.

Learn about Professional Services
Netskope Professional Services
Secure your digital transformation journey and make the most of your cloud, web, and private applications with Netskope training.

Learn about Training and Certifications
Group of young professionals working

A six-step approach to Zero Trust in today’s perimeterless world

Jul 11 2018

Zero Trust is a security concept that is centered around the belief that organizations should not trust anything inside or outside its perimeter and instead must verify anything trying to access systems. Zero Trust is rooted in the principle of “trust, but verify,” which became a well-known phrase used by President Ronald Reagan on multiple occasions in the 1980s in the context of nuclear disarmament.

The Zero Trust model can be thought of as a more modern way of thinking vs the old castle-and-moat mentality that had organizations focused on defending their perimeters while assuming everything already inside could be trusted. The issue today is that the Trust Model needs to be adapted to the erosion of the perimeter caused by a combination of the rise of BYOD and the rapid adoption of cloud services. Let’s take a look at a 6-step approach to implementing Zero Trust in today’s perimeter-less world.

Step 1 – Bring users into zero trust fold

Implementing an Identity and Access Management (IAM) tool with single sign-on (SSO) is an important first step to covering users as part of your Zero Trust program. Only users that are under identity and access management and can verify their identity get access to your corporate-sanctioned cloud services. Implementing a CASB like Netskope alongside IAM enables you to expand identify coverage to use cases such as compromised credentials where you can identify what users have had their credentials compromised in a data breach and then take action such as force a step-up in addition to a password change.

Step 2 – Focus next on devices

Focusing solely on user identity is not good enough. You need to also extend Zero Trust to devices.  If you have a user that is verified via IAM and you trust the user, that user can easily use their personal device to access your corporate systems and exfiltrate data to their personal device. Implement a CASB like Netskope that can provide real-time visibility and control of unmanaged devices that are connecting to sanctioned cloud services. Also look for granular  control because Zero Trust does not necessarily mean outright block access from personal devices. It can mean allow access, but don’t permit downloads of sensitive data. Look for a CASB like Netskope that can provide granular controls.

Step 3 – Find the most risky cloud services and exclude them from your circle of trust

Now that you have user identity and devices covered, the next logical step is to identify cloud services that pose an inherent high-level of risk given the lack of security capabilities.

A CASB like Netskope can help you discover cloud services in use and help you assess the enterprise-readiness using more than 50 different criteria. For the most risky ones, you can block them outright, not letting into the trust circle/

Step 4 – Apply security controls to cloud services that have been sanctioned by IT

For cloud services like Office 365, Box, Salesforce and others that IT has sanctioned and has administrative control over, apply security controls such as restriction policies, DLP, and threat protection. For example, use a CASB like Netskope to restrict sharing of sensitive data to only users that are inside your organization, ensure sensitive data from competitors is not being brought in and uploaded by employees, and assess the security posture of your AWS and Azure environment and get guided direction on how to remediate against misconfigurations that can expose your sensitive data. A CASB like Netskope can also help you protect against advanced threats like ransomware that uses the cloud to hide, infect, and spread.

Step 5 – Apply security controls to cloud services that are unsanctioned, but permitted

In step 3, I talked about blocking the most risky cloud services based on the results of a discovery and risk assessment.  It turns out that there are potentially thousands of unsanctioned cloud services that are being used by your lines of business and knowledge workers. The use of these cloud services is good for the business and blocking them would be disruptive. You can use a CASB like Netskope to extend the same security controls we discussed in Step 4 to thousands of unsanctioned cloud services.

Step 6 – Block risky websites and extend security controls to the general web

A comprehensive Zero Trust implementation takes in account all users, all devices, and all systems being accessed. The general web should be a part of your target coverage given the inherent risk presented with malicious sites, malware, and sensitive data loss. A CASB like Netskope enables you to block risky sites and extend security controls like threat protection and DLP to websites.

Follow these steps and you will be on your way to implementing a Zero Trust security framework that provides comprehensive coverage of users, devices, cloud services and websites.

author image
Bob Gilbert
As Vice President of Strategy and Chief Evangelist at Netskope, Bob is dedicated to helping clients transform their security and networking infrastructure to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

Stay informed!

Subscribe for the latest from the Netskope Blog