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Press Release
Los Altos, Calif.
Dec. 5, 2016

Netskope Named a 2016 CRN Product of the Year Winner

Netskope Threat Protection named overall winner in Cloud and Application Security category

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Netskope Threat Protection the winner in the 2016 Product of the Year Awards in the Cloud and Application Security category. Recognized products represent best-in-breed technological innovation as judged by CRN editors and the solution provider community at large.

Netskope Threat Protection combines threat intelligence, static and dynamic analysis, and machine-learning based anomaly detection to enable real-time detection, prioritized analysis, and remediation of threats that may originate from — or be further propagated by — cloud services. The Netskope Threat Protection capabilities integrate with industry-leading tools to create a defense-in-depth solution that reduces the time required for cloud threat detection and forensic analysis from hours to minutes.

Netskope Threat Protection provides an unparallelled view into sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud service usage, even if the user is accessing the cloud service remotely or from a mobile device. This vantage point over the cloud vector goes beyond other cloud access security broker (CASB) solutions that fail to see all cloud service usage and data movement. Netskope Threat Protection also understands and deciphers the context of the usage (the activity being performed such as sharing, uploading, downloading, etc.), the characteristics and exact classification of the data, the real identity of the user, and much more — information that may prove critical when thwarting an attack or limiting its blast radius

In 2016, for the first time, the top five finalists in 17 different Products of the Year technology categories were selected by CRN editors, while solution providers themselves rated those finalists to determine the winner. The Channel Company surveyed solution provider partners working with each of the finalists, asking them to rate the products on Technology, Revenue and Profit, and Customer Demand. The survey garnered over 5,000 responses.

Solution providers considered a number of factors in determining their ratings, including product quality and reliability, technical innovation, ease of integration, potential to drive revenue, and fulfillment of market and customer demands.

“CRN’s Products of the Year certainly bring laudable innovations to market, but they represent much more than technical prowess alone,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These valuable products stand at the intersection of technological excellence, outstanding profit potential and high customer demand. Solution providers will find that our 2016 Products of the Year list serves as a valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to the all-around best new products in today’s IT marketplace.”

“With the fast evolving landscape of malware, ransomware and other threats to the enterprise, it is crucial that IT is able to see and understand the context and details of all cloud usage, be able to proactively set policies to govern it and reduce the surface area of risk while enabling its usage, and react immediately to ensure the security of sensitive data. Netskope Threat Protection goes beyond discovery, helping IT take immediate action against both internal and external threats, without sacrificing employee freedom,” said Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope. “This recognition from CRN and The Channel Company validates our belief that the ongoing shift to the cloud will continue to accelerate as more organizations recognize that they can realize the benefits of the cloud without compromising security.”

The 2016 Products of the Year will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Netskope

Netskope is the leader in cloud security. Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud usage in the enterprise in real-time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remote, or from a mobile device. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today. With granular security policies, the most advanced cloud DLP, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world. Netskope — cloud with confidence. To learn more, visit our website.

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