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.
But don’t just take our word for it. We are addressing all of these security vectors in our latest Prove It challenge. Find out how Netskope will grant you the visibility and granular control you need to secure your organization in today’s cloud-first environment.
No. 1: Securing your remote workforce
As Gartner notes, “Focus on business requirements and understand how users and groups access data and applications. Now that a few months have passed since the initial remote push, it’s time for a needs assessment and review of what has changed to determine if access levels are correct and whether any security measures are actually impeding work.”
Netskope provides a single-pass, cloud-native security access service edge (SASE) architecture to inspect web, managed SaaS, unmanaged SaaS, public cloud services, and custom app user traffic with data and threat protection alongside granular policy controls.
The average company has 2,415 apps, but less than 2% are typically managed by IT, making inline, Next Gen Secure Web Gateway (SWG) with data context for 1,000s of apps and web a key component of SASE. Netskope also provides Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) so remote users can access private apps and resources in public cloud services or private data centers.
No. 2: Risk-based vulnerability management
As Gartner notes, “Don’t try to patch everything; focus on vulnerabilities that are actually exploitable. Go beyond a bulk assessment of threats and use threat intelligence, attacker activity, and internal asset criticality to provide a better view of real organizational risk.”
Netskope recognizes that digital transformation and the wide adoption of apps and cloud services shift security into a shared partnership with apps and cloud services. Companies own securing their data and users and the inherent risks. Netskope provides a risk profile for more than 20,000 apps using its Cloud Confidence IndexTM (CCI), enabling policy controls by app risk level with real-time coaching to advise users to safer alternatives, proceed or cancel with a warning, provide a justification, or blocking access.
Netskope also provides a User Confidence IndexTM (UCI) based on multiple methods of machine learning analyzing user activity and baselines to enable user risk profile policy controls. Combined with Netskope’s advanced data protection and cloud DLP, you can invoke risk-based controls by app, user, and data for your security transformation.
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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