Category: CASB

Netskope: A leading provider of cloud security and CASB

Netskope is a highly regarded provider of Cloud Application Service Broker (CASB) capabilities. Their focus is cloud security. They help organizations understand online activities, protect data, stop threats, and respond to incidents.

Netskope was early in the CASB space, which means they have been thought leaders for quite a while. They have long provided working solutions in cloud application discovery and assessment, which is important for most enterprises. More recently Netskope has added features that include better user behavior analytics and alerting including in SaaS applications. They also provide a DLP engine and this is a key feature desired by many enterprises.

This video provides a short introduction to Netskope:

We are tracking Netskope in our Security and CASB categories, where you can find competing products for consideration.

For more information see: Netskope.com

Bitglass: Next-Gen CASB

Wow we just started tracking CASB about 5 years ago. Now the market has evolved to the point where next-gen CASB are required. Could this be marketing speak? Maybe, but on the other hand, we are hearing good things about Bitglass and definitely consider them one worth tracking. We see them as far more than a CASB, they provide mobile data management, data loss prevention, and many other capabilities required to help organizations make the most of the cloud and mobile world we are all building.

Strengths include a focus on document management and discovery with tools like watermarking and encryption methods that support search and sort. They also have a very good single sign on (SSO) capability. Some MDM is provided. DLP policies are supported and DRM can be enforced. All this means that for midsized firms, Bitglass may be able to replace the need for many tools.

We are tracking Bitglass in our Security and CASB categories, where you can find competing products for consideration.

Here is a quick explainer video from Bitglass:

For more see: Bitglass.com

Skyhigh Networks: CASB Security

Skyhigh is now part of McAfee. Smart move there McAfee! Skyhigh is a leader in CASB, and are known for their focus on making cloud services safe for the enterprise while meeting security, compliance and government requirements.

Skyhigh was built to enable enterprises to control there data, even if you do not own your own IT or comms or datacenters. They have been an early innovator in this space, shipping a CASB since 2013. Features include an ability to seek out shadow IT and discover things CIOs traditionally have not had visibility into. They also provide DLP, encryption and analytics over data enterprises put in the cloud. This is all done via a well thought out policy configuration interface.

We are tracking Skyhigh in our Security and CASB categories, where you can find competing products for consideration.

Here is a video version of their vision:

For more info see: SkyhighNetworks.com

CipherCloud: New approaches to cloud security

CipherCloud has a very unique approach to enhancing security of enterprise data in the cloud. They are an a16z portfolio company, which means they have plenty of support and guidance and very likely can leverage help if they ever run into challenges executing. This association with a great VC like that is reason enough to consider CipherCloud when you start your market assessment for a CASB.

CipherCloud is a pioneer in delivering cloud information protection and enabling you to overcome risks to data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance and deliver better business results. Using ground breaking technology they protect the entire lifecycle of data including discovery, encryption (FIPS 140-2 validated), tokenization, data loss prevention, malware detection, and ongoing monitoring and anomaly detection of your users’ cloud activity.

They are strong in policy configuration and workflow for business use cases. They are good at content and user activity monitoring, threat protection, discovery of cloud services and overall support to cloud security.

We are tracking CipherCloud in our Security and CASB categories, where you can find competing products for consideration.

For an one minute introduction see the video embedded below:

 

For more information see: ciphercloud.com