Classification enables Netskope to deploy, authorize, and operate cloud-based services that provide Canadian government departments greater certainty around federal IT security and safeguarding sensitive information
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and TORONTO, Ontario – August 30, 2023 – Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture, announced today that it has successfully completed the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) Protected B Certification. This distinguished classification demonstrates that the Netskope NewEdge security private cloud meets the required security controls applicable to the processing of highly sensitive information in the cloud for the Government of Canada’s “Protected B Confidentiality, Medium Integrity, Medium Availability” (PBMM) security control profile for cloud services.
The Government of Canada’s PBMM cloud profile is heavily influenced by the security control profile for moderate impact information systems developed by NIST under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management (FedRAMP) program. By aligning cloud profile standards, the Government of Canada can maximize both the interoperability of cloud services and the reusability of the authorization evidence produced by cloud service providers.
“This announcement represents a significant milestone in Netskope’s ability to serve government and regulated customers in Canada,” said Paul Tanasi, Federal Regional Manager for Netskope. “Canadian agencies and organizations can now leverage the power of Netskope and our NewEdge network to ensure security and protection whenever the sensitive data they are handling is classified as Protected B.”
Embracing a SASE architecture, Netskope NewEdge is the world’s largest, highest-performing security private cloud and powers the real-time, inline and out-of-band security services of Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE). NewEdge provides customers with unparalleled service coverage, performance, and resilience, allowing security to be deployed at the edge where and when it’s needed. This same security-centric model is applied to each of Netskope’s PBMM-certified data centers.
“Gaining this PBMM certification from the Government of Canada opens up a wealth of possibilities in how we can effectively deploy and operate cloud security services across the country and ensure sensitive data stays securely within Canadian data centers,” said Michael Micone, Country Manager for Netskope.
NewEdge is powered by data centers in more than 70 regions, including those in Ontario and Quebec, Canada which meet PBMM requirements. Netskope NewEdge data centers, with Netskope’s suite of SASE services, are available to customers according to their needs, provide low latency and high-performing infrastructure, and are backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements.
The Government of Canada Protected B security level for sensitive government information and assets applies to information or assets that, if compromised, could cause serious injury to an individual, organization, or government. The assessment is conducted by CCCS, Canada’s authoritative source of cybersecurity expert guidance for the Canadian government, industry, and the general public.
Netskope, a global SASE leader, helps organizations apply zero trust principles and AI/ML innovations to protect data and defend against cyber threats. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey, visit netskope.com.