Company positioned furthest to the right overall for completeness of vision in first edition of report
Netskope, the cloud security company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has recognized the company as a Leader in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers. In addition to its recognition as a Leader, the company also been positioned the furthest to the right overall for its completeness of vision. The report evaluated 11 different vendors on 15 different criteria. A complimentary copy is available for download on the Netskope website.
Gartner defines cloud access security brokers (CASBs) as on-premises, or cloud-based security policy enforcement points, placed between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to combine and interject enterprise security policies as the cloud-based resources are accessed.
“Critical business data and processes are increasingly moving away from legacy on-premises tools toward cloud services. As a result, enterprises require technology that provides what Netskope was designed from the ground up for: a platform that provides real-time visibility into and control over all cloud services and robust data loss prevention built with the unique characteristics of the cloud in mind. The ability to prevent and remediate cloud threats and enablement of granular dynamic access control that governs usage in real time for any user from any device across sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services is also paramount,” said Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope. “We are delighted to be recognized as a Leader, and we believe being furthest to the right overall for completeness of vision recognizes our leading technology and architecture, the breadth of our offering, and the differentiated and long-term vision we have always had for our company.”
According to the report, “Cloud access security brokers have become an essential element of any cloud security strategy, helping organizations govern the use of cloud and protect sensitive data in the cloud. Security and risk management leaders should align CASB vendors to address specific use-case requirements.”
The Netskope Active Platform provides enterprises with visibility and real-time control for all cloud services, whether sanctioned or unsanctioned, and whether accessed from managed or unmanaged devices. Using patented technology, the Netskope cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud usage in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remotely or from a mobile app or sync client. With the Netskope Active Platform, 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.
The Netskope Active Platform can be deployed 100 percent in the cloud, as an on-premises appliance, or via a hybrid configuration that includes both. Netskope supports all possible modes of cloud governance including out-of-band and inline options, and the Netskope Active Platform was designed with an all-mode architecture for cloud governance, including the use of multiple methods in parallel at cloud-scale for the largest enterprises in the world.
- For more information about the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers, visit this webpage.
- To read a blog post from Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri on the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers, visit this webpage.
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2 Gartner. Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers. Steve Riley and Craig Lawson. November 30, 2017
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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 cloud threat prevention, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world. Netskope — security evolved. To learn more, visit our website.