Manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase productivity, make time-to-market a competitive differentiator, and optimize their supply chain, distribution, and customer relationships. From high technology to automotive, industrial, and aerospace manufacturing, rapid product lifecycles are commonplace. The cloud enables manufacturers to streamline operations and compete at all levels. However, as manufacturers use more cloud and web services, it’s important to understand and manage the risks that can come with the cloud.
From supplier contracts to business plans to product plans to intellectual property and trade secrets, the inadvertent or intentional exposure of sensitive data can have a profound impact on your business. Without visibility and control across SaaS, IaaS, and web, you can’t govern usage to ensure protection of that data. To ensure cloud security in your organization, you need to understand what cloud and web services are in use and how they are being used, enforce access controls, protect sensitive data, and restrict risky activities. Netskope is doing exactly that for the world’s largest and most demanding manufacturing and automotive companies.
As cloud service and web usage grows, you need to understand and manage the risks associated with these cloud services. Granular visibility into your cloud and web usage will help you strike the right balance between these risks and the expected business benefits.
You need to understand activity-level usage of your cloud services and websites in the context of rules from regulatory bodies like PCI-DSS, and ensure compliant usage by governing access, activities, and data across cloud and web.
It’s easy to share data in the cloud and web, but improper use can impact data security in the manufacturing industry. It’s important for you to identify and protect the sensitive data like design plans stored in the cloud and also control data being uploaded, downloaded, and shared.
As your users interact with the cloud and web, it is important to create a granular, contextual audit trail of their activities for audit, forensics, and compliance reporting purposes.
Find all cloud services and websites in use across your organization, both sanctioned services and shadow IT. Understand the enterprise-readiness of these cloud services with our objective Cloud Confidence Index and obtain detailed usage information about users, activities and data. Use this information to assess your risk and inform your cloud and web security policies, such as preventing users from uploading content to poorly rated personal cloud storage services.
Detect sensitive content at rest in sanctioned cloud services or en route to or from any cloud service or website with advanced, enterprise 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.
The cloud and web makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes these services an attractive target for malicious actors. Protect your organization from cloud threats such as malware and ransomware and also detect unusual data movement or user activity that could indicate the presence of an active threat in your environment.
Learn how Netskope’s single policy engine can protect you data across SaaS, IaaS, and web, whether accessed from users on premises, mobile, or remote and from a browser, mobile app, or sync client.Learn more