There’s no shortage of cloud storage and file-sharing services, and they come in all shapes and sizes, from personal file-sharing services used to distribute photos and videos to family and friends to enterprise-class synchronization and sharing services that are built to support sophisticated business processes. How can you make sense of them all? Start with the Netskope Cloud Confidence Index, which tracks, categorizes and assesses tens of thousands of cloud services, including hundreds of cloud storage services. According to the Netskope Cloud Report, the typical enterprise uses dozens of these services. More importantly, the report shows that most cloud DLP policy violations – around three quarters of them – occur in cloud storage services.
It’s not surprising that organizations like yours are taking a closer look at cloud storage services from a security and compliance standpoint. Although it is technically possible to block many of them, the reality is that you need to strike a balance and find a way to enable a variety of cloud storage services without negatively impacting the security of your organization. Netskope helps you find all of the cloud storage services in use, understand how they are being used, and put the appropriate activity- and data-level controls in place to safely enable these services in your organization.
Gain full visibility of your cloud storage 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.
Only Netskope gives you granular visibility and control over all or your cloud storage services. Rather than take a coarse-grained approach by blocking services, set your security policies based on identity, service, activity, and data. Choose from actions such as block, alert, bypass, encrypt, quarantine, and coach for policy enforcement.
Many cloud storage 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 storage services with the industry’s most sophisticated cloud DLP and advanced data encryption.
Understand the inherent compliance of individual cloud storage services as well as the compliance of your organization’s overall usage of cloud storage services. Maintain detailed audit trails of all activities, detect anomalies or non-compliant behaviors, manage compliance incidents thoroughly, and report on compliance status. Enforce granular, activity- or data-level policies to safely enable cloud storage services while complying with regulations.
As your organization adopts new cloud services, perform due diligence on both discovered and requested services. Use the Netskope CCI to quickly evaluate the wide range of cloud services available to help your business choose those that suit their needs while also meeting your security, auditability, and business continuity requirements.
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Find, categorize, and evaluate the enterprise readiness of the sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud storage services being used across your organization. Use an objective set of criteria to evaluate each cloud storage service discovered in your organization and factor in your organization’s usage to assess the overall risk associated with each service.
Govern the usage of cloud storage services based on contextual details such as user, device, location, service, activity, and data. Control real-time activities, such as edits, shares, and downloads, in your cloud storage services, and define granular policies that target and control specific risky activities, such as blocking the download of sensitive data to an unmanaged device.
Detect sensitive content at rest in selected cloud storage services or en route to or from any cloud storage 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 the inherent compliance of individual cloud storage services as well as the compliance of your organization’s overall usage of cloud storage services. Maintain detailed audit trails of all activities, detect anomalies or non-compliant behaviors, manage compliance incidents thoroughly, and report on compliance status. Enforce granular, activity- or data-level policies to enable cloud storage services while staying compliant.