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Netskope + Microsoft

Deploy Microsoft 365 and Azure with Confidence.

Fast access to your Microsoft cloud applications, with Zero Trust data protection and threat prevention

As your organization embarks on a transformational journey powered by Microsoft Cloud, use Netskope to deliver real time protection to your users and data. Together, we deliver innovative, cloud-native solutions for data protection and threat prevention based upon the principles of Zero Trust. Make sure that your data is properly isolated from risk, and your users are insulated from cyberattacks. Reimagine how to deliver a better end user experience by taking a cloud-first approach to networking and security for your applications and data.

 

Netskope is a validated solution in the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program (NPP), and supports the Networking Connectivity Principles for Microsoft 365. Netskope enables the NPP Principles by default, so M365 traffic is not decrypted.

 

Netskope and Microsoft use cases

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Protect data in the cloud

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.

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Protect users from cloud and web threats

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.

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Control user access to Microsoft and other applications

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.

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Lightning fast network access to Microsoft Cloud

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Key Microsoft integrations

Applications

Microsoft 365

Use Netskope for security and fast network access to Microsoft 365 applications. Protect data from unauthorized movement to unmanaged instances and other applications. Use Netskope NewEdge for fast and secure access to Microsoft 365 from anywhere around the world. Netskope threat inspection safely enables web access for direct-to-internet initiatives.

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Safely collaborate with Microsoft Teams

Netskope provides inline and API-enabled protection for Microsoft Teams, which enables communication and collaboration in accordance to your data and threat protection policies.

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Microsoft Exchange Online

Prevent data exfiltration using inline real-time DLP policies integrated with Microsoft Information Protection and Microsoft Exchange Online.

Microsoft 365

Use Netskope for security and fast network access to Microsoft 365 applications. Protect data from unauthorized movement to unmanaged instances and other applications. Use Netskope NewEdge for fast and secure access to Microsoft 365 from anywhere around the world. Netskope threat inspection safely enables web access for direct-to-internet initiatives.

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Safely collaborate with Microsoft Teams

Netskope provides inline and API-enabled protection for Microsoft Teams, which enables communication and collaboration in accordance to your data and threat protection policies.

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Microsoft Exchange Online

Prevent data exfiltration using inline real-time DLP policies integrated with Microsoft Information Protection and Microsoft Exchange Online.

Cloud Infrastructure

Azure

Netskope Private Access provides secure connectivity for managed users to Azure based cloud services. Use Netskope for cloud storage scanning to check content for policy violations and malicious content.

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Resources:
Demo: Azure Sentinel and Netskope

Microsoft Information Protection

Use Netskope to leverage Microsoft Information Protection for DLP and encryption policies globally.

Resources:
Video Demo: Protecting Data Everywhere it Goes with Netskope and Microsoft Information Protection

Video Demo: Microsoft and Netskope Email MIP

Video Demo: OneDriveMIP

Active Directory

Use Active Directory with Netskope for integrated user management, conditional access, and authentication for both administrators and end users.

Resources:
Video Demo: Microsoft IdP and Netskope

Microsoft Cloud App Security

Integrated API-level cloud application security ensures that management policies covered by MCAS are in sync with cloud resources and tenant restrictions managed by Netskope.

Resources:
Video Demo: Microsoft MCAS and Netskope

Sentinel

Operationalize your security efforts by correlating user activity to application and data usage.

Azure

Netskope Private Access provides secure connectivity for managed users to Azure based cloud services. Use Netskope for cloud storage scanning to check content for policy violations and malicious content.

Learn more

Resources:
Demo: Azure Sentinel and Netskope

Microsoft Information Protection

Use Netskope to leverage Microsoft Information Protection for DLP and encryption policies globally.

Resources:
Video Demo: Protecting Data Everywhere it Goes with Netskope and Microsoft Information Protection

Video Demo: Microsoft and Netskope Email MIP

Video Demo: OneDriveMIP

Active Directory

Use Active Directory with Netskope for integrated user management, conditional access, and authentication for both administrators and end users.

Resources:
Video Demo: Microsoft IdP and Netskope

Microsoft Cloud App Security

Integrated API-level cloud application security ensures that management policies covered by MCAS are in sync with cloud resources and tenant restrictions managed by Netskope.

Resources:
Video Demo: Microsoft MCAS and Netskope

Sentinel

Operationalize your security efforts by correlating user activity to application and data usage.

Endpoint

Defender for Endpoint

Extend coordinated protections between the cloud and the endpoint using shared intelligence using Netskope Cloud Threat Exchange.

Intune EMM

Provision Netskope client at enterprise scale for simple deployment. Non-compliant endpoints can be isolated from enterprise applications and data, ensuring that data is used by managed devices.

Defender for Endpoint

Extend coordinated protections between the cloud and the endpoint using shared intelligence using Netskope Cloud Threat Exchange.

Intune EMM

Provision Netskope client at enterprise scale for simple deployment. Non-compliant endpoints can be isolated from enterprise applications and data, ensuring that data is used by managed devices.

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