Netskope Active Platform

A platform architected to secure the way people work


Platform overview

Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud usage in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remotely, or even from a mobile app or sync client. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today.

The Netskope Active Platform can be deployed 100% in the cloud, as an on-premises appliance, or via a hybrid configuration that includes both. Once you get access to your Netskope cloud tenant, cloud traffic is then steered for inspection using Netskope’s patented all-mode traffic steering technology that provides several out-of-band and inline options ensuring that you get 100 percent coverage for users on premises, mobile, and remote and whether they are using a browser, mobile app, desktop app or sync client to access sanctioned or unsanctioned cloud services. SSL-encrypted cloud traffic is safely decrypted using Netskope’s cloud-scale architecture as part of the traffic steering process.

Key Features


The Netskope Active Platform offers visibility into all sanctioned or unsanctioned cloud usage at your organization, across all access methods, whether on-premises,  remote, or even from a mobile app or sync client. Gain granular details about the user, service, device, location, activity, and data and assess your organizational risk with the Netskope Cloud Confidence Index, an objective measure of enterprise-readiness for cloud services. With Netskope, you get a holistic view of cloud usage with a customizable risk dashboard. For custom reporting, run ad-hoc queries and reports in real time.


The Netskope Active Platform allows you to safely enable employees across any device or location, even when they are using a mobile app or sync client. Netskope Cloud DLP prevents sensitive data leakage in the cloud with accuracy and precision, with the ability to inspect sanctioned, unsanctioned, and mobile cloud services. Our cloud threat and malware protection helps you detect and remediate malware and identify anomalies such as data exfiltration and compromised credentials. Use granular security and access policies for sanctioned and unsanctioned services to direct usage across users, services, devices, locations, activities, data, and more. Finally, ensure compliance with data encryption for your most sensitive files.


The Netskope Active Platform gives you a range of options to respond to cloud service policy violations. For clear-cut violations, you can take immediate, automated actions such as blocking the non-compliant activity or protecting sensitive data by restricting access to or quarantining a file. In other cases, you can deliver an automated coaching message to educate end users and give them options to stop or continue with the non-compliant activity. For situations that require more thorough review by your security team, Netskope’s incident management capabilities include closed-loop workflows, detailed forensics and audit trails to drive informed decisions and track incidents to resolution.

What makes Netskope different?

Advanced, enterprise DLP

With Netskope, you have comprehensive cloud DLP that covers all cloud traffic, from mobile apps, sync clients, and native apps to off-premises devices, allowing you to inspect all traffic for potential DLP violations.

Architected for any use case

Netskope is architected to cover all cloud security use cases in a comprehensive manner. Flexibility starts with the option of being deployed as a 100 percent cloud service, as an on- premises appliance, or in a hybrid manner that includes both.

Granular policies for all services

Netskope sees and decodes all cloud traffic, not just sanctioned browser traffic like most CASBs. Our patented, all-mode architecture gives you visibility and control over sanctioned and unsanctioned services whether users are on a web browser, mobile app, or sync client.

Advanced threat protection

Netskope is the only CASB with comprehensive, advanced threat protection for cloud services, combining a unique cloud vantage point with multi-layered threat detection and remediation capabilities.

Netskope Context Engine

Using patented technology, the  Netskope Context Engine enables you to see real-time cloud activity details in context. This includes users, devices, locations, dates, times, content, and of course, activities such as “share,” “approve,” “edit,” “download,” “send,” “post,” “upload,” and more across any service, service instance, or service category.

Cloud-scale architecture

The Netskope cloud-scale security platform enables you to implement our cloud security service throughout your global environment without impacting user experience, irrespective of whether you have hundreds or hundreds of thousands of users.

Technology integrations

Leverage your existing investment in technologies such as firewalls and proxies, on-premises DLP, SIEM, IAM, MDM, data classification, endpoint protection, sandboxing, and more to enable a comprehensive cloud security solution.

How it works

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Netskope Active Platform

Getting access to the cloud traffic is only the first step. Using patented technology, the Netskope Context Engine enables you to see real-time cloud activity details in context. By mapping out the API interactions of billions of transactions across tens of thousands of services, the Netskope Context Engine has built the intelligence you need to go beyond wondering what byte movements represent.

Being able to cover all cloud traffic in addition to understanding the details makes cloud security services such as threat protection, DLP, and granular policies much more effective. This allows you to understand risky behavior and take action to protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents immediately and thoroughly.

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Netskope Active Platform — data sheet

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