Netskope named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge. Get the Report.

  • Platform

    Unrivaled visibility and real-time data and threat protection on the world's largest security private cloud.

  • Products

    Netskope products are built on the Netskope Security Cloud.

Netskope delivers a modern cloud security stack, with unified capabilities for data and threat protection, plus secure private access.

Explore our platform
Birds eye view metropolitan city

Netskope Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for SSE Report

Get the report Go to Products Overview
Netskope gartner mq 2022 sse leader

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

Learn more
Lighted highway through mountainside switchbacks

Prevent threats that often evade other security solutions using a single-pass SSE framework.

Learn more
Lighting storm over metropolitan area

Zero trust solutions for SSE and SASE deployments

Learn more
Boat driving through open sea

Netskope enables a safe, cloud-smart, and fast journey to adopt cloud services, apps, and public cloud infrastructure.

Learn more
Wind turbines along cliffside
  • Customer Success

    Secure your digital transformation journey and make the most of your cloud, web, and private applications.

  • Customer Support

    Proactive support and engagement to optimize your Netskope environment and accelerate your success.

  • Training and Certification

    Netskope training will help you become a cloud security expert.

Trust Netskope to help you address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.

Learn more
Woman smiling with glasses looking out window

We have qualified engineers worldwide, with diverse backgrounds in cloud security, networking, virtualization, content delivery, and software development, ready to give you timely, high-quality technical assistance.

Learn more
Bearded man wearing headset working on computer

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

Learn more
Group of young professionals working
  • Resources

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

  • Blog

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

  • Events & Workshops

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

  • Security Defined

    Everything you need to know in our cybersecurity encyclopedia.

Security Visionaries Podcast

Bonus Episode: The Importance of Security Service Edge (SSE)

Play the podcast
Black man sitting in conference meeting

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

Read the blog
Sunrise and cloudy sky

Netskope CSO speaking events

Meet the Netskope CSO team at one of our upcoming events.

Find an event
Netskope CSO Team

What is Security Service Edge?

Explore the security side of SASE, the future of network and protection in the cloud.

Learn more
Four-way roundabout
  • Company

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

  • Why Netskope

    Cloud transformation and work from anywhere have changed how security needs to work.

  • Leadership

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

  • Partners

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

Netskope enables the future of work.

Find out more
Curvy road through wooded area

Netskope is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply Zero Trust principles to protect data.

Learn more
Switchback road atop a cliffside

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 partner-centric go-to-market strategy enables our partners to maximize their growth and profitability while transforming enterprise security.

Learn more
Group of diverse young professionals smiling
Blog Security Transformation Understanding the Netskope Chrome OS and Chromebook Integration
Dec 09 2021

Understanding the Netskope Chrome OS and Chromebook Integration

What comes to mind when you think of security “out-of-the-box?” You’re probably looking for something that will keep users as secure as possible while minimizing implementation friction points to your users. And with ransomware, malware, and phishing threats spreading faster and costing businesses more each year, IT teams must take a full-stack approach to defend against external attacks and internal vulnerabilities, while keeping the business running.

If you consider this from the perspective of onboarding a new user, you want the process to be as simple as possible with minimal friction. And when it comes to security, there are three things that need to be top of mind:

  • The device 
  • The user
  • The action being performed

These are the three main drivers behind the new Netskope integration with Chrome, which provides an easy, elegant process right out of the box to get new employees onboarded. At a high level, here’s how this integration works:

The first step is device validation, asking if the user’s device is trustworthy? Whether it’s managed or unmanaged, should this device be allowed to connect to the network? From there, the next step is user validation, understanding who is trying to connect to the network, what their role is, what privileges they should have? What compliance and mandates should be applied? The answers to these questions and more are then taken together enabling verification of the user and device using the Netskope Security Cloud. By learning and verifying the Chrome user’s identity, the Netskope Security Cloud can match the user to the proper policy, which helps to enforce continuous, real-time, context-driven, identity-based zero trust access to critical cloud resources, services, and applications. Netskope works with Verified Access, which enables a web service to request proof that its client is running an unmodified Chrome OS that’s policy-compliant. The setting includes controls to ensure that Chrome OS devices in an organization verify their identity and that they’re running in Verified Boot mode to content providers.

Take control of your security with built-in, intelligent security, granular policy controls, and automatic updates for continuous protection from Chrome OS. Protect users and data against ransomware, malware, and phishing threats with a tamper-proof OS and devices. Each layer of Chrome OS’s vertically integrated stack reinforces security, while system-wide automatic updates future-proofs your protection. 

Couple Google Chrome OS and Chromebook with Netskope’s granular, context-based cloud security controls and you have a solution that is less complex and ready out-of-the-box. Not only that, but this integration can help improve security posture and visibility, helping to drive more transparent policy enforcement without impacting user experience. Improved security and low user friction are what IT professionals strive for every day.  Together the Netskope Security Cloud and Google Chrome are taking an important step to provide that important capability for all Chromebooks.

Click here to learn more about the Netskope integration with Chrome OS and Chromebook. If you’re interested in other Netskope integrations with Google, check out our pages on Netskope for GCP and Netskope for Google Workspace.

author image
About the author
Rolf has over 20 years of experience in Data Networking and Security. Rolf’s experience has been built in pre-dominantly customer-facing engineering roles in both pre-sales and post-sales capacities.
Rolf has over 20 years of experience in Data Networking and Security. Rolf’s experience has been built in pre-dominantly customer-facing engineering roles in both pre-sales and post-sales capacities.