Netskope integrates with Microsoft to provide comprehensive data protection that’s consistently applied across Microsoft and 3rd party applications and instances.
This is especially difficult today, because the consistent enforcement of data protection policies must span a vast application landscape.
Netskope works together with Microsoft to protect data where it lives and where it moves. Microsoft Information Protection automatically discovers, classifies and manages information stored within Azure and Microsoft 365. Once the data is tagged, Azure coordinates the data classification with Netskope, in order to apply enterprise data protection controls. These steps ensure that consistent information realtime data protection measures are in place to keep data within managed instances, enforce consistent policies across other cloud applications, oversee user behavior to identify insider threats, and counter attempts to exfiltrate data.
Use Netskope and Microsoft for integrated threat protection and shared intelligence across the endpoint and the cloud.
Cloud-enabled cyber attacks take advantage of an organization’s inability to distinguish between a managed instance of an application and one that is under the attacker’s control, and the implied trust in the cloud services that are allowed. Instances of the application appear to be the same as the applications already used by the enterprise, which are used to host cloud-hosted phishing forms, cloud-based command and control, and even secondary malware payloads.
Using Microsoft together with Netskope provides integrated threat prevention capabilities that help organizations protect users. Cloud threat intelligence shares threat feeds between Netskope and Microsoft, which powers real time malware detection inline (Netskope Next Gen SWG), and scanning malware in the cloud (Netskope CASB and Microsoft MCAS) and on the endpoint (Microsoft Defender for Endpoint).
Use Netskope Next Gen SWG with Microsoft 365 to go beyond conventional tenant restrictions and apply more granular, contextual instance-aware policies that discern cloud resources that the enterprise uses, and the ones subject to further inspection and policy controls.
Contextually enforce access controls to SaaS private applications using Netskope with identity management powered by Azure Active Directory.
Traditional enterprise security such as firewalls and proxies were designed to block access to websites, not to control access to cloud applications. They are not able to distinguish the difference between IT managed and personal accounts. Therefore, they are unable to deliver precise policies that determine who should access a given application and how much access the user should have.
Organizations typically use VPNs for remote access to private applications, which is highly inefficient and slow. Today’s applications are in both the data center and the cloud, and need to be protected with Zero Trust Network Access.
Contextually enforce access controls to SaaS applications (with Netskope Next Gen SWG) and private applications (with Netskope Private Access) using identity management powered by Azure Active Directory.
Use Netskope’s NewEdge security private cloud to provide users and branch offices with lightning fast, secure access to Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud services from anywhere in the world. This is difficult to achieve for organizations that built their network geared for on-premise apps hosted in the data center, not the cloud, or relying on legacy WAN backhaul architectures that impact user experience. These traditional approaches lead to congested networks with inefficient routing that adds latency, cripples app performance or in the worst case causes users to bypass security controls altogether.
In comparison, NewEdge was built for the cloud, leveraging hyperscale concepts and is powered today by data centers in 40 regions around the world. Every location is directly peered with Microsoft for the fastest, lowest latency access that users demand to their critical business applications. Netskope is excited to be recognized as a Microsoft Networking Partner and align with Microsoft’s best practices for Microsoft 365 network connectivity.