Govern cloud services based on risk and compliance

Comply with regulations, standards, and corporate policies


Governance, risk, and compliance

Every industry has compliance concerns, whether they be HIPAA/HITECH in healthcare, Sarbanes-Oxley for public companies, industry guidance such as PCI-DSS in retail, FINRA or SEC rules in financial services, and more. Cloud services are often the vectors that can be the easiest for compliance violations because of the lack of oversight combined with ease of data sharing and collaboration. In fact, we find that data in cloud storage services make up the majority of DLP violations according to the Netskope Cloud Report.

You need a way to gain visibility and control of cloud services to help prevent sensitive data loss, comply with regulatory policies and industry guidance, and report on cloud violations for auditors.

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 service, 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. 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
  • Protect sensitive data with advanced cloud DLP
  • Mix and match policy elements to carve out risk without blocking services
Protect data

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. Protect sensitive data like PHI, PII, PCI, and source code to meet regulations in your industry.

  • Satisfy regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FINRA, and GLBA
  • Use advanced DLP features such as fingerprinting, exact match, and more
  • Stop data exfiltration to unsanctioned cloud services
  • Protect sensitive data with strong encryption
Queries and reports

Netskope offers a dynamic query engine that uses natural language input and logical operators to mine rich cloud usage data. Perform ad hoc queries for on-demand analytics and compliance reports, save queries as custom search results, and generate detailed custom reports for ongoing reporting on sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud usage. For example, you can query for cloud services in use that aren’t HIPAA-compliant to inform your cloud security policies.

  • Use natural language queries to answer any cloud security question, like “What high-risk cloud services are users accessing?”
  • Report on service usage regularly to inform cloud security policies
  • Use context to understand the details around service usage to better craft vendor evaluation requirements

FINRA compliance demo

The demo shows a specific social media policy used for FINRA compliance

Learn how Netskope can help you granularly govern cloud apps. This demo covers a use case for FINRA compliance for financial services companies.


Govern usage

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

Protect data

Detect and secure your sensitive content en route to or from any cloud service with advanced, enterprise DLP. Uncover sensitive content using predefined (or custom) profiles for payment card industry data (PCI), protected health information (PHI), and more. Protect with automated workflows to block, quarantine, or encrypt your data.


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.

Granular audits

Understand all user activity in the cloud, including what cloud service was used, the activities in that cloud service, the data, location, device, and more. Use this information to generate a cloud audit trail for anyone in your organization and investigate any suspected cloud violations.

Incident response

Respond quickly and thoroughly to cloud policy violations. Take advantage of Netskope incident management for end-to-end workflows. Perform forensic analysis with excerpts of violating content and deep activity audit trails. Assign owners, track progress, and mark as resolved.

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