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Press Release
October 6, 2014

Netskope Takes Cloud App Visibility to New Level with Active Introspection and Risk Dashboard

Netskope increases breadth of deployment options, making it the most flexible and comprehensive solution in the market

Today from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Netskope™, the leader in safe cloud enablement, announced the addition of Netskope Active™ Introspection to the Netskope Active Platform, and introduced the Netskope Risk Dashboard. With the addition of Active Introspection, Netskope’s customers can choose from a full array of purpose-built deployment options, making it the most flexible and comprehensive Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution on the market. The Netskope Risk Dashboard provides IT with a new interface to assess an organization’s cloud app usage risk by drilling into contextual details about the user, the activity performed, and the rating of the app.

Active Introspection enables customers to examine, take action or enforce policies over all content stored in a cloud app. This means that regardless of whether the data was placed in a cloud app yesterday or years ago, enterprise IT can take advantage of Netskope’s leading real-time and activity-aware platform to protect it. In addition, Active Introspection provides data inventory and classification, understands app and usage context, creates a content usage audit trail, and can be deployed alongside Netskope Active Cloud DLP. Finally, Active Introspection enables IT to change data ownership, alter sharing permissions, quarantine data for review (by IT, legal, security, HR, etc.), or even encrypt specific data—and these, plus additional actions, can be triggered automatically.

With the addition of Active Introspection, Netskope’s array of flexible and non-mutually exclusive deployment options now cover the full spectrum of cloud app use cases. These options include the ability to discover and control apps, activity, and data, through a combination of methods that have zero network footprint and support remote and mobile usage.

“While it’s a given that cloud apps are being used in nearly every enterprise today, safe cloud enablement is by no means a ‘one-size fits all’ solution,” said Sanjay Beri, founder and chief executive officer at Netskope. “I talk to a lot of customers with four or more different use cases to address. They want to enable the entire organization to use Office 365, for example, while also addressing risky use of unsanctioned apps for everyone who works in an office, remotely, or on a mobile device.. Through this introduction of Netskope Active Introspection, our customers are seeing how our solution can adapt to address their needs.”

“Organizations that use SaaS and are seeking higher levels of control over their user and data access will increasingly find that SaaS introspection products will facilitate their activity control and auditing needs, thereby reducing the potential for data leakage, audit findings or regulatory sanction,” wrote Jay Heiser in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, published on July 25, 2014.

A True Assessment of Risk

As enterprises increasingly rely on cloud apps, there has been a corresponding rise in the sharing of sensitive business information between apps. According to the most recent Cloud Report from Netskope, organizations have an average of 508 apps, 88 percent of which are not enterprise ready. Discovery of cloud apps alone is not enough to direct behavior that puts organizations’ proprietary and sensitive information at risk. The Netskope Risk Dashboard presents a clear interface for organizations to analyze risk that goes beyond app and user information to include context like user activity (such as upload, share or edit), and the content involved (such as matches a DLP profile for sensitive data). The breadth of analysis provides a powerful and unique risk assessment tool, enabling users to create more effective policies according to specific needs.

“Through Netskope’s deep cloud visibility capability and risk dashboard, NetApp gets the cloud app visibility and information needed and a true assessment of risk,” said Sujeet Bambawale, enterprise security architect at NetApp. ”Ultimately this means we can engage in more meaningful conversations with our business units about their objectives and accelerate our move to the cloud in a safe way.”

With the Risk Dashboard, IT gets visibility into data and content in cloud apps, assess the of sensitivity or accessibility of content in real-time, and rely on Active Introspection to confidently use cloud applications and classify data, regardless of when the data were originally placed into the app in the first place.

Meet Netskope at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Netskope is a sponsor of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on October 5–9, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Netskope is hosting a session entitled “How the Cloud Was Won: Stories from a Cloud Trailblazer,” featuring NetApp enterprise security architect Sujeet Bambawale, on Wednesday, October 8 at 1:30pm in the Dolphin Southern, Rooms 4 and 5.

Netskope will exhibit at ITxpo in booth 535.

Pricing and Availability

Netskope’s Risk Dashboard and Netskope Active Introspection are available now. Pricing is on a subscription basis per user per year for Netskope Active Platform subscribers. For more information, visit

About Netskope

Netskope™ is the leader in safe cloud enablement. Only the Netskope Active PlatformTM provides discovery, deep visibility, and granular control of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. With Netskope, businesses can move fast, with confidence.

Serving a broad customer base including leading healthcare, financial services, high technology, and retail enterprises, Netskope has been named to CIO Magazine’s top 10 cloud security startups and featured in such business media as CBS News, Mail Online, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Netskope is headquartered in Los Altos, California. Visit us and follow us on Twitter@Netskope.