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Netskope for Office 365

The Microsoft Office 365 suite has consistently led the list of productivity services in the Netskope Cloud Report, as enterprises of all sizes have standardized on Office 365. Although Microsoft has developed a highly secure cloud productivity platform, Office 365 security is still a shared responsibility between cloud providers like Microsoft and their customers. Even the most secure platform is at risk if your users are not using it properly. Netskope – the only CASB to receive Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity Partner status – enhances Office 365 security by helping you understand and control risky activities across the Office 365 suite of services, protect sensitive data, and stop cloud threats.

Netskope for Office 365 provides you real-time, granular visibility and control of Office 365, along with the cloud services that make up the Office 365 ecosystem. Netskope offers a full array of deployment modes to provide rich, contextual details around Office 365 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 Office 365 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 the Office 365 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 Office 365 as well as forward and reverse proxy modes for real-time policy controls for Office 365 and its ecosystem.

  • API introspection provides direct, out-of-band connection into the Office 365 suite
  • Reverse proxy covers Office 365 access from outside your network
  • Forward proxy covers any cloud service, including Office 365 and its ecosystem
  • Different modes can be combined to expand your coverage
Context and control

Netskope gives you granular visibility and control of the Office 365 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 Office 365 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 Office 365 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 1000+ 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 Office 365 and en route to and from all cloud services
  • Apply DLP across dozens of services in Microsoft Office 365 suite
  • Get the highest degree of accuracy with fingerprinting and exact match
  • Further increase accuracy with keyword dictionaries, global data identifiers, and more
Threat protection

Netskope is the only CASB with complete threat defense for the Office 365 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
Microsoft Gold Partner

Netskope is a Microsoft Gold Partner, demonstrating deep technical competency and a strong track record of helping Microsoft customers safely enable the Office 365 suite of cloud services. Netskope is also active in Microsoft technical advisory programs.

  • Netskope is a Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity and Enterprise Mobility Management Partner
  • Only CASB to receive Microsoft Gold status
  • Based on technical competency and joint customer success

Learn more about Netskope for Office 365

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Learn how Netskope can help you better understand users, activities and data in Office 365 and its service ecosystem. See how you can apply policies to protect sensitive data in Office 365 and to coach users to use Office 365 instead of riskier personal cloud storage services.

Top Use Cases

Secure data

Detect sensitive content at rest in Office 365 OneDrive or SharePoint 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.

Control access

Detect all access to your Office 365 suite of services, 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 Office 365 but restrict other activities such as downloads and shares to protect sensitive data.

Stop threats

Office 365 makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes cloud services like Office 365 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.

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 Office 365 OneDrive with the upload of the same data to a personal cloud service.

Coach users

Make your users part of your Office 365 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 Office 365 OneDrive 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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