Safely enabling cloud services in automotive and manufacturing firms

Steer users to safe cloud usage and collaboration


Netskope for automotive and manufacturing

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 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 of cloud services, you can’t govern usage to ensure protection of that data. To ensure cloud security in your organization, you need to understand what cloud services are in use and how they are being used, enforce access controls, protect sensitive data, and restrict risky cloud activities. Netskope is doing exactly that for the world’s largest and most demanding manufacturing and automotive companies.

Key Features

Assess risk

As cloud service usage grows, you need to understand and manage the risks associated with these cloud services. Granular visibility into your cloud usage will help you strike the right balance between these risks and the expected business benefits.

  • Discover which cloud services are being used
  • Assess enterprise readiness of cloud services
  • See usage detail about users, activities, and data
Ensure compliance

You need to understand activity-level usage of your cloud services in the context of rules from regulatory bodies like PCI-DSS, and ensure compliant usage by governing access, activities, and data in your cloud services.

  • Build a detailed audit trail of cloud activities
  • Create regular reports for policy compliance
  • Govern usage across all cloud services
  • Restrict non-compliant activities
Protect data

It’s easy to share data in the cloud, 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.

  • Accurately detect your sensitive content
  • Support your data classification system
  • Protect sensitive data with strong encryption
  • Stop data exfiltration to personal cloud services
Audit and report

As your users move to the cloud, it is important to create a granular, contextual audit trail of their cloud activities for audit, forensics, and compliance reporting purposes.

  • Create regular reports for auditors
  • Provide details about users, activities, and data
  • Drill down for further investigation

Top Use Cases


Find all cloud services in use across your organization, both sanctioned services and shadow IT. Understand the enterprise-readiness of these 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 security policies, such as preventing users from uploading content to poorly rated personal cloud storage services.

Secure data

Detect sensitive content at rest in sanctioned cloud services or 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.

Stop threats

The cloud makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes cloud 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.

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Netskope Cloud Security — data sheet

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Netskope Cloud DLP — data sheet

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