Safeguard sensitive national security data with cloud data protection

Secure all SaaS, IaaS, and web use with DLP, threat protection, access controls, and more

Netskope

Netskope for the federal government

As government agencies and organizations are increasingly moving to the cloud for its flexibility, ease-of-use, and cost savings, new risks around compliance, data security, and cloud threats arise. You have mission-critical assets and personnel that need to be protected in the face of governmental data breaches and hacks that have been increasing in scale and scope. From malware to insider threats of data exfiltration, government agencies need to address how easily cloud and web use increases risk with sensitive data while continuing to modernize environments for efficiency and innovation.

Across federal, state, and local agencies, many are beginning the transition to the cloud, with adoption of services like Microsoft Office 365, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Box, Salesforce, and more. Whether you’re in just starting this transition or right in the middle of it, you need a way to extend your data protection from on-premises services and the perimeter to SaaS, IaaS, and web. Netskope can help with a crawl-walk-run model, starting with capabilities like on-prem discovery to inform perimeter policies, to security for sanctioned cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, to ultimately securing all cloud usage, sanctioned and unsanctioned (shadow IT), and across all networks, locations, and devices. Take a data-centric approach to securing your agency, following sensitive data to where the data are processed and used, from on-prem to cloud and web or even a hybrid model. Netskope can help government agencies protect users and data from advanced threats, secure confidential files, and manage compliance mandates and requirements for cloud and web.

Key Features

Risk assessment

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.

  • Discover which cloud services are being used and what websites are visited
  • Assess enterprise readiness of cloud services
  • See usage detail about users, activities, and data
Cloud and web DLP

It’s easy to share data in the cloud and across websites, but improper use can impact data security and create more chances for data breaches and loss. It’s important for you to identify and protect the sensitive data like classified information 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
Advanced threat protection

As cloud service usage increases, these services are becoming more attractive targets for malicious actors trying to deliver malware, such as ransomware, and other threats. And many existing security solutions are unable to detect threats in your cloud service traffic, such as threats hidden in sync clients, mobile apps, and TLS-encrypted cloud services.

  • Gain full visibility into your cloud and web services
  • Apply multi-layered detection and remediation to your cloud traffic
  • Respond quickly and thoroughly to threats
Forensics/auditing/ reporting

As your users move to the cloud and web, it is important to create a granular, contextual audit trail of their 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
Adaptive access controls and policies

Use Netskope to carve out risky activities in sanctioned or unsanctioned services and websites with granular policies that take into account user, service, device, location, activity, and content. Control activities by risk level by defining policies based on the Cloud Confidence Level in the Netskope CCI. Enforce policies at the service, service instance, or service category level.

  • Enforce policies across sanctioned or unsanctioned cloud services and websites based on user, service, device, location, activity, and content
  • Define and enforce policies based on Netskope Cloud Confidence Level
  • Set different policies based on managed and unmanaged devices and allow varying levels of access

Top Use Cases

Compliance

Enforce controls, secure sensitive data, and defend against threats from cloud and web use to help address compliance regimens and requirements like FITARA, FISMA, ITAR, DIACAP and more. Implement adaptive access controls and security policies like “Block sensitive data from being download to unmanaged devices,” or encrypt data to help secure classified files. Audit suspected violations with full cloud activity trail that includes rich analytics like user, activity, data, device, location, and more. Map your cloud security and visibility from Netskope to the NIST controls framework.

Discovery

Find all SaaS, IaaS, and web use across your agency, both sanctioned services and shadow IT. Understand the enterprise-readiness of cloud services with our objective Cloud Confidence Index and obtain detailed usage information about users, activities, data, and more. Use this information to assess your risk and inform your cloud and web security policies, such as preventing users from uploading confidential files to high-risk, personal cloud storage services.

Data security

Detect sensitive content like top secret files at rest in sanctioned cloud services or en route to or from any cloud service or website 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.

Advanced threat protection

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. Protect against anomalies and compromised credentials as well as insider threats like data exfiltration of government secrets or insider privileged account abuse 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 for Government Solution Brief

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Netskope Security Cloud – data sheet

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