Netskope provides G Suite security

Netskope helps you secure data and ensure compliance in Google G Suite

Netskope for Google G Suite

Google’s G Suite has become the productivity suite of choice for many enterprises as services like Gmail have been heavily adopted by consumers due to ease of use and popularity. With G Suite, you can let users take advantage of one cloud service like Google Drive or Gmail, or the whole suite, to get their jobs done. Maintain the visibility and security controls you need to protect sensitive data, prevent its loss, and ensure compliance.

Netskope for Google G Suite provides you real-time, granular visibility and control of all G Suite services, along with the cloud services that make up the G Suite ecosystem. Netskope offers a full array of deployment modes to provide rich, contextual details around G Suite usage including users, devices, activities, data, and more. Automated workflows include options for changing access permissions, quarantining sensitive or threatening files, or alerting users with customized coaching messages. With Netskope, your organization can get the most out of G Suite while keeping it safe and compliant.

Key Features

All-mode architecture

The unique Netskope all-mode architecture offers you a full array of deployment options to gain visibility and control of G Suite as well as its ecosystem of connected services, whether your users are on premises or remote, using a web browser, mobile app, or sync client. Options include out-of-band API introspection into G Suite as well as forward and reverse proxy modes for real-time policy controls for G Suite and its ecosystem.

  • API introspection provides direct, out-of-band connection into G Suite
  • Reverse proxy covers G Suite access from outside your network
  • Forward proxy covers any cloud service, including G Suite and its ecosystem
  • Different modes can be combined to expand your coverage
Context and control

Netskope gives you granular visibility and control of G Suite and its ecosystem of connected services. Rather than take a coarse-grained approach by blocking services entirely, Netskope gives you a deep understanding of your G Suite usage and allows you to define targeted security policies based on identity, service, activity, and data.

  • Policy actions include block, alert, encrypt, quarantine, and coach
  • Distinguish between different G Suite instances
  • Mitigate risk of inappropriate sharing and public links
  • Mix and match policy elements to carve out risk without blocking services
Comprehensive DLP

Netskope DLP protects sensitive data in the cloud with accuracy and precision, with the ability to inspect all sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services as well as traffic to websites. Sensitive content is detected across 1,000+ file types and across structured and unstructured data, using 3,000+ data identifiers, metadata extraction, proximity analysis, fingerprinting, exact match, and more.

  • Control sensitive data in G Suite and en route to and from all cloud services
  • Get the highest degree of accuracy with fingerprinting and exact match
  • Further increase accuracy with keyword dictionaries, global data identifiers, and more
  • Target DLP policies using context like user, group, device, service, and activity
Threat protection

Netskope is the only CASB with complete threat defense for G Suite and its service ecosystem, combining unparalleled cloud visibility with multi-layered threat detection and integrated remediation workflows. Netskope can quickly detect, prevent, and remediate the effects of cloud threats, which too often evade existing security solutions.

  • Threat protection with unique cloud vantage point
  • Detect anomalies that could indicate an active threat
  • Proprietary threat intelligence from Netskope Threat Research Labs complemented by 40+ external sources
G Suite encryption

Netskope enables organizations to protect their sensitive content as it leaves their perimeter and moves into Google Drive, allowing them to retain full control of it. Netskope provides strong Google Drive encryption capabilities to enhance the security and confidentiality of content in the cloud. Files can be selectively encrypted in flight or encrypted as they are stored in Google Drive.

  • Uses AES-256 with a per-file key controlled by fault-tolerant, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified HSMs
  • Optionally integrate Netskope Encryption with your on-premises, KMIP-compliant key management system to ensure that you retain control of the keys and their lifecycle
  • Real-time, in-flight protection as well as off-line and retroactive, near real-time protection, ensuring 360° coverage

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Learn how Netskope can help you better understand users, activities, and data in Google G Suite and its service ecosystem. See how you can apply policies to protect sensitive data in G Suite and to coach users to use G Suite instead of riskier personal cloud services.

Top Use Cases

Secure data

Detect sensitive content at rest in Google Drive or en route to or from any cloud service or website with DLP. Define granular policies – based on identity, service, activity and data – to automatically protect your data by blocking activities, restricting access, encrypting data, and more.

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Control access

Detect all access to G Suite, regardless of where your users are located or what device they are using. Apply the appropriate access control policy based on the situation. For example, allow users on unmanaged devices to view content in G Suite but restrict other activities such as downloads and shares to protect sensitive data.

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Stop threats

G Suite makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes cloud services like G Suite an attractive target for malicious actors. Protect your organization from cloud threats such as malware and ransomware and also detect unusual data movement or user activity that could indicate the presence of an active threat in your environment.

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Prevent data loss

Netskope provides a unique vantage point across all of your cloud services to help you detect data movement that could signal a data exfiltration attempt by an insider. Netskope anomaly detection combined with our DLP capabilities can correlate the download of sensitive data from Google Drive with the upload of the same data to a personal cloud service.

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Coach users

Make your users part of your G Suite security solution. Netskope can provide your users with automated, customized coaching messages to address undesirable cloud activities. For example, you can coach them to use Google Drive when they try to use a personal cloud storage service, or warn them about sensitive data handling policies when they try to upload sensitive data to a risky cloud service.

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