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. 7: Password-less authentication
As Gartner notes, “While employees may not think twice about using the same password for their work computer as they do for the personal email, it can cause major security headaches. Password-less authentication, which can functionally work in a few different ways, offers a better solution for security. The goal should be to increase trust and improve the user experience.”
Netskope can federate multi-factor authentication (MFA) from popular identity providers (e.g. Okta) to more than 30,000 apps and cloud services, most of which are not managed by IT and likely use common passwords and weak authentication.
Digital transformation is accelerating projects, enabling remote work, reducing expenses, and exposing risk where 98% of cloud services and apps are unmanaged. Netskope provides forward and reverse proxies within its Next Gen SWG solution connecting into identity services for managed devices via forward proxy, and for unmanaged devices and BYOD via reverse proxy. Protect your users’ data, and apps with strong authentication and risk-based policy controls to step-up authentication when desired.
No. 8: Data classification and protection
As Gartner notes, “All data is not the same. A one-size-fits-all security approach will create areas of too much security and others of too little, increasing the risk for the organization. Start with policies and definitions to get the process right before beginning to layer in the security technologies.”
Netskope provides data protection policies alongside advanced data loss prevention (DLP) rules and policies for data-in-motion and data-at-rest. The majority of users and data are now in the cloud as apps transform into SaaS or custom cloud apps outside of data centers. Netskope understands unintentional and unapproved data movement that crosses boundaries between apps instances, app to app, app suites, and app categories. Data protection policies should come first to phase out high-risk apps, reduce high-risk user activities with real-time coaching, and understand the content and context so sensitive data doesn’t download to unmanaged devices or undesired third parties. Then, advanced DLP can focus on the remaining use cases desired for compliance regulations and data security.
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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