Due diligence and risk evaluation of cloud services
Your organization is adopting cloud services across every business function, including HR, Finance, Sales, Customer Support, Procurement, Engineering, and more. While some of those services may have been sanctioned for the entire organization, many were brought in by a line of business, functional group, or even an individual with little to no evaluation for SaaS security and business requirements. This lack of standard, objective evaluation may lead to redundancy, information silos, and even security risks such as data loss or exposure. With more than 90 percent of cloud services not enterprise-ready according to the Netskope Cloud Report, security teams need to identify those services and mitigate risk in them.
Many security teams are aware of and have evaluated popular and enterprise-sanctioned cloud services like Microsoft Office 365 or Box. However, sanctioned services typically only make up about five percent of all services in use, meaning 95 percent are shadow IT. These services are often not built for the enterprise and security teams may not know about them and need to go through extensive research to evaluate them for security, auditability, and business continuity requirements. The Netskope Cloud Confidence Index serves as an outsourced due diligence partner for teams responsible for determining which cloud services are best for their organizations.
Assess enterprise-readiness of cloud services based on objective criteria adapted from the Cloud Security Alliance. See and compare service attributes in the areas of certifications and standards, data protection, access control, auditability, disaster recovery and business continuity, legal and privacy, and financial viability. Use these attributes combined with your usage to measure your risk by cloud service, user, and for your enterprise overall.
Netskope offers a dynamic query engine that uses natural language input and Boolean 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.
Learn how the Netskope Cloud Confidence Index works and how to use it to evaluate cloud services for security, business continuity, auditing, privacy, and more.
Measure the enterprise-readiness of discovered cloud services based on an objective set of requirements, including access control, encryption, and user and admin auditing. Use this information to determine which services to sanction and/or place controls on.
Compare similar cloud services side-by-side to make decisions about which services to sanction and what cloud policies to implement based on your organization’s unique requirements. Optimize cloud spend by standardizing on one service and eliminating information silos.
Eliminate redundant cloud services and standardize on cloud services across your organization.
Learn about what to consider when evaluating a cloud service to adopt for your organization in terms of security, availability, audit capabilities, and more for your due diligence.Learn more
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