Blog Security Transformation How Netskope Can Help with Your 10 Critical Security Projects – Nos. 3-4
Dec 30 2020

How Netskope Can Help with Your 10 Critical Security Projects – Nos. 3-4

The annual list of top security projects from Gartner provides key insights on where security leaders should focus their limited time and resources to be the most effective at protecting their data, users, and infrastructure. 

Netskope provides value for each of the top 10 recommended security projects for this year and next, including many critical capabilities. This blog series will highlight each Gartner recommendation and how Netskope specifically can help. 

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No. 3: Extended detection and response (XDR)

As Gartner notes, “XDR is a unified security and incident response platform that collects and correlates data from multiple proprietary components. The platform-level integration occurs at the point of deployment rather than being added in later. This consolidates multiple security products into one and may help provide better overall security outcomes. Organizations should consider using this technology to simplify and streamline security.”

Netskope provides over 500 attributes of rich cloud metadata of web and cloud user traffic for cloud detection and response (CDR) as part of a larger XDR program. Metadata can be exported to data lakes, SIEMs, or centralized analytics platforms via a RESTful API. 

Netskope Advanced Analytics also provides 16 predefined dashboards, support for any ad-hoc request or query, and an Explore tool with almost unlimited possibilities to analyze and view analytics. Netskope Behavior Analytics also provides UEBA use cases for data exfiltration, account compromise, and insider threats based on machine learning anomalies, plus a series of sequential anomaly rules with customization to detect bulk downloads, uploads, deletes, failed logins, proximity, risky countries, and many others including by app instance (e.g., business vs. personal).

No. 4: Cloud security posture management

As Gartner notes, “Organizations need to ensure common controls across IaaS and PaaS, as well as support automated assessment and remediation. Cloud applications are extremely dynamic and need an automated DevSecOps style of security. It can be challenging to secure the public cloud without a means to ensure policy uniformity across cloud security approaches.”

Netskope provides Continuous Security Assessment (CSA) for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform IaaS/PaaS public cloud service environments. Netskope provides a single, consistent view of multiple cloud resources to maintain compliance while auditing and maintaining security configurations. Netskope also provides IaaS Storage Scans for AWS S3 buckets and Azure Blobs to detect insider threats with real-time controls, and assess data-at-rest to identify sensitive data with cloud DLP and threat protection to find malware and malicious files.   

Want all 10 recommendations in one handy document? Read our roundup covering each of Gartner’s 10 projects and how Netskope provides value for each.

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Tom Clare is a senior product marketing manager, his focus at Netskope centers on product strategy with marketing experience in web/cloud proxies, data and threat protection, behavior analytics, network traffic analysis, endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, deception, and firewalls.
Tom Clare is a senior product marketing manager, his focus at Netskope centers on product strategy with marketing experience in web/cloud proxies, data and threat protection, behavior analytics, network traffic analysis, endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, deception, and firewalls.