Enterprises are blind to shadow IT cloud service usage

Discover and secure all cloud services in use

Shadow IT

In every corner of every industry, you’ll find people using the cloud because it helps them get their jobs done more quickly, easily, and flexibly than traditional computing solutions. While you have ownership or responsibility for some cloud services, your users and workgroups are now more than ever deploying, managing, and using these services on their own. Although this helps them get their jobs done more efficiently, you still need to ensure that this shadow IT is being used in a secure and compliant manner.

According to the Netskope Cloud Report, a typical enterprise uses more than 1,000 cloud services, of which 90 percent are not enterprise ready. Although it is technically possible to block many of these services, the reality is that you need to strike a balance and find a way to enable them without negatively impacting your security and compliance. Netskope helps you address shadow IT by finding, understanding, and securing all of the cloud services in your organization.

Key Features

Full visibility

Gain full visibility of your cloud services with an all-mode architecture capable of covering all cloud traffic whether your users are on premises or remote, using a web browser, mobile app, or sync client. Assess enterprise readiness of these cloud services with our objective Cloud Confidence Index (CCI) and calculate risk scores based on your organization’s usage.

  • See traffic from sanctioned or unsanctioned services
  • Gain visibility whether users are on premises or remote
  • Cover browsers, sync clients, and mobile apps
  • Assess services’ enterprise readiness based on 50+ objective attributes
Granular control

Only Netskope gives you granular visibility and control over all or your cloud services. Rather than take a coarse-grained approach by blocking services, set your security policies based on identity, service, activity, and data. Define policies based on the service category or the Cloud Confidence Level in the Netskope CCI. Choose from actions such as block, alert, bypass, encrypt, quarantine, and coach for policy enforcement.

  • Enforce policies across all cloud services based on identity, service, activity, and data
  • Define and enforce policies based on Netskope Cloud Confidence Level
  • Protect sensitive data with advanced cloud DLP
  • Mix and match policy elements to carve out risk without blocking services
Data protection

Many cloud services make it easy to share, but those same capabilities can put your sensitive data at risk. Detect and protect your sensitive content as it moves in and out of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services with the industry’s most sophisticated cloud DLP and advanced data encryption.

  • Control sensitive data en route to and from all cloud services
  • Accurately detect sensitive content with advanced cloud DLP
  • Stop data exfiltration to unsanctioned cloud services
  • Protect sensitive data with strong encryption

Understand activity-level usage of your cloud services and detect non-compliant behavior. Maintain detailed audit trails of all cloud activities, and ensure compliance by governing access to your cloud services based on deep cloud context. Enforce granular, activity-level or data-level policies to safely enable cloud services while complying with regulations.

  • Audit and track all cloud service activities
  • Detect non-compliant activities and anomalies
  • Enforce granular controls to ensure compliance
Vendor assurance

As your organization adopts new cloud apps and services, perform due diligence on both discovered and requested apps. Use the Netskope CCI to quickly evaluate the wide range of cloud services available to help your business choose SaaS services that suit their needs while also meeting your security, auditability, and business continuity requirements.

  • Cloud service due diligence with Netskope CCI
  • CCI database contains 20,000+ cloud services
  • Enterprise-readiness score for each service based on 50+ objective attributes

Netskope Cloud Confidence Index

Learn how the Netskope CCI can help you assess cloud services in your organization

In this video, you will see how the Netskope CCI uses a wide range of evaluation criteria to assess the enterprise readiness of the cloud services being used in your organization.


Assess risk

Find, categorize, and evaluate the enterprise readiness of the cloud services being used across your organization. Use an objective set of criteria to evaluate each cloud service discovered in your organization and factor in your organization’s usage to assess the overall risk associated with each service.

Govern usage

Govern the usage of unsanctioned cloud services based on contextual details such as user, device, location, service, activity, and data. Apply granular policies such as “prevent uploads of sensitive data to personal cloud storage services” or “allow access to Finance/Accounting services for finance department only.”

Secure data

Detect sensitive content en route to or from any cloud service with advanced, enterprise cloud DLP. Define granular policies – based on identity,service, activity and data – to automatically protect your data by blocking activities, restricting access, encrypting data, and more.


Understand activity-level usage of your cloud services and detect non-compliant behavior and anomalies, such as unusual data movement or user behavior. Maintain detailed audit trails of cloud activities, and ensure compliance by governing access to your cloud services based on deep cloud context.

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