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Press Release
Jan 7, 2020

Pioneering online gaming company Microgaming secures cloud strategy with Netskope

LONDON – January 7th, 2020 – Netskope, the leader in cloud security, has today announced that award-winning Isle of Man based online gaming software supplier Microgaming is using Netskope’s Security Cloud as a central pin in its five-year info security strategy, designed to support the movement of key business applications to the cloud.

The Netskope Security Cloud provides unrivaled visibility and real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites and private apps from anywhere, on any device. With the intention of migrating to the cloud with Office 365, Microgaming selected Netskope’s combined Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and next generation Secure Web Gateway (NG-SWG) to map every web and cloud transaction, enabling it to understand user activity across all SaaS and IaaS services, and any website. Netskope also unifies Microgaming’s policy management across both cloud and web traffic from a single cloud native platform.

Microgaming’s Information Security Manager Samantha Hoffmann commented, “It was obvious that our organisational workflows would benefit hugely from Office 365, but we could not make the move while our traditional web-proxy security infrastructure was unable to provide insight into cloud traffic. We have been able to migrate to the cloud because our Netskope Security Cloud has given us the borderless visibility and control we need.” 

Netskope is providing Microgaming with real-time controls between users and the cloud, the protection of sensitive information and the ability to control shadow IT. Netskope immediately identified 700 unsanctioned cloud apps being used within the Microgaming and Netskope’s Cloud Confidence Index (CCI) provides ongoing assessment of the security credentials of any cloud application. With specific regard to Office 365, Netskope provides visibility of data at rest (in particular data that might be shared), audits traffic to the Teams collaboration tool, and allows management of enterprise cloud access from unmanaged devices.

Grant Reynolds, Regional Sales Manager for Netskope commented, “Microgaming chose Netskope after a competitive tender, and we have now completed a fast and highly successful implementation. We don’t walk away at this point; as well as helping Microgaming to improve DLP rules using their new infrastructure, our Customer Success Team is working with the info security team to support its ongoing targets around employee experience, resource management, uptime, number of security incidents and the smooth running of the remediation process.”

About Netskope

The Netskope security cloud provides unrivaled visibility and real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites, and private apps from anywhere, on any device. Only Netskope understands the cloud and delivers data-centric security from one of the world’s largest and fastest security networks, empowering the largest organizations in the world with the right balance of protection and speed they need to enable business velocity and secure their digital transformation journey. Reimagine your perimeter with Netskope.

About Microgaming

Microgaming developed the first true online casino in 1994. It has been breaking records, breaking new ground and breaking its back in pursuit of original gaming ever since. Developer of thousands of unique, genre-defining casino, mobile, poker, bingo, land-based and multiplayer games, and a pioneer in virtual and wearable gaming, the software giant hosts the world’s largest progressive jackpot network. Its products include Live Dealer, Sportsbook, Business Solutions and Quickfire. Microgaming is an award winner. A millionaire maker. The father of player protection and responsible gaming. And through Microgaming PlayItForward, it is a pillar of its local community on the Isle of Man.