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Company Overview of Netskope, Inc.

Company Overview

Netskope, Inc., a cloud application analytics and policy company, provides a SaaS based platform that helps people to get and use their favorite cloud applications. The company’s platform also allows companies to discover and monitor various known or unknown cloud applications running in their organizations, and give analytics and policy enforcement in real-time. It also offers Netskope Active Threat Protection, a threat protection solution for the cloud access security broker industry. It serves medium and large enterprises in music, entertainment, and healthcare industries. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Los Altos, California.

270 Third Street

Los Altos, CA 94022

United States

Founded in 2012



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Netskope, Inc. Key Developments

Netskope Expands Platform to Secure Enterprise Web Access with Netskope for Web

Netskope announced the general availability of Netskope for Web, an expansion of the Netskope Cloud Security platform that enables safe web use for enterprise organizations. Powered by the same cloud-native architecture and patented Cloud XD technology of the award-winning and market-leading Netskope cloud access security broker (CASB), Netskope for Web uniquely understands complex and dynamic web transactions. Additionally, the company's "one cloud" approach allows enterprises to streamline their cloud and web security strategies in a single architecture, compared with the disparate legacy products available in the market. Enterprises are faced with the daunting challenge of seamlessly securing critical data traversing the network to access software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and the web from any endpoint. Although web security vendors have attempted to address this problem by packaging and moving their legacy solutions to the cloud, this approach does not address security challenges created by the use of SaaS and IaaS or the way the dynamic web is built today. This leads to an incomplete contextual understanding of the overall enterprise security posture, resulting in multiple weaknesses in network defenses. The Netskope Cloud Security platform uniquely addresses this need through one unified cloud architecture with a broad range of cloud-native services, including cloud data loss prevention (DLP) and threat protection, to deliver best-of-breed cloud and web security, simplifying the deployment and management of the enterprise security stack. The enterprise network has evolved dramatically since legacy web security tools were first designed and built. In contrast to past hub-and-spoke network architectures, where offices were interconnected over costly, dedicated links and remote users accessed centralized resources over a virtual private network (VPN), organizations want to enable their users to go directly to the cloud and web wherever they are. Additionally, legacy web security solutions are typically delivered as physical appliances or are limited by fixed compute, storage and I/O resources. This has meant that security teams needed to carefully size their web security solutions, monitor their performance, and periodically refresh their infrastructure to avoid performance problems. To realize this new network vision, a fundamentally different security platform is required. Born in the cloud, only the Netskope Cloud Security platform efficiently and effectively secures today's distributed enterprise in a single unified platform and seamlessly scales to support additional users and new security services. This allows Netskope to deliver a range of services – including TLS decryption and advanced threat and data protection – at cloud-scale with no impact to the end user experience. Furthermore, Netskope supports cloud-only, on-premises, or hybrid deployments all delivered from one cloud. Customers can deploy with designs that support the deployment methods that fit their needs, rather than deploy under vendor-imposed constraints. Additional capabilities of Netskope for Web includes Advanced threat and data protection: Powered by the same award-winning data loss prevention and threat protection that Netskope uses to protect cloud services, Netskope Threat Protect provides multi-layered threat protection, including advanced heuristic analysis and dynamic sandbox analysis, to detect evasive, zero-day threats delivered from the web. Netskope Data Protect provides highly accurate DLP for the cloud and web across more than 1,000 types using more than 3,000 data identifiers, and includes advanced features such as fingerprinting, proximity analysis, metadata extraction, and more. Intelligent view of web use: Netskope Cloud XD understands all inputs (Logs, SaaS, IaaS, web) in extreme definition and performs big data analytics on details including user, group, location, device, service, destination, activity, and content in real time. This helps enterprises eliminate the blind spots legacy vendors can't see and makes policy enforcement simple across all SaaS, IaaS, and web. Advanced, real-time web analytics: Netskope for Web allows security teams to understand high-level web use, and also analyze individual security incidents. The Netskope analytics provide the ability to view summary web use dashboards and reports, and also to drill down into more detailed views by user, site, and more. Netskope also supports flexible, ad-hoc queries to mine the rich web and cloud usage data in real time. Web classification and content filtering: Netskope for Web enables web use governance and provides a safe user experience with comprehensive web classification and content filtering. Netskope for Web has categorized 99.9% of active web coverage, and augments this with intelligence from dedicated in-house web and cloud application research teams and machine-learning-based content analysis for classification of uncategorized URLs.

Netskope Expands IaaS Security Capabilities with Continuous Security Assessment and Monitoring Capabilities

Netskope announced the expansion of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) security capabilities with continuous security assessment and monitoring capabilities. The announcement builds on the company's existing IaaS capabilities, including cloud data loss prevention (DLP) and threat protection for sanctioned and unsanctioned IaaS. Customers can now use Netskope for IaaS to continuously assess their IaaS & platform-as-a-service (PaaS) configuration in AWS, with Microsoft Azure to follow shortly. This includes infrastructure misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that lead to potential compromise. Netskope is the only CASB with a single platform to protect sanctioned and unsanctioned software-as-a-service (SaaS), PaaS, and IaaS environments. With the addition of the continuous security assessment, customers can detect changes to configurations as they happen and alert an administrator for any violations, assure that the IaaS environment meets compliance standards such as CIS benchmarks and other regulatory standards and leverage incident response to identify and remediate risks with expert recommendations. Netskope for IaaS also provides customers with: Real-time visibility and control of sanctioned and unsanctioned IaaS instances: Netskope processes 40 times more cloud transactions than any other CASB and is the only CASB to provide real-time visibility and control of activities being performed on both sanctioned and unsanctioned IaaS instances. 360° Data Protection: Netskope for IaaS Identifies sensitive data present in IaaS using cloud data loss prevention (DLP). Adaptive Access Control: Netskope is the only CASB that can enable safe and secure access control at a granular level, allowing users to be able to set granular policies with context based on their requirements. Real-time Advanced Threat Protection: Netskope protects against malware en route to and from the cloud with multiple malware detection engines. Customers can scan files being uploaded to IaaS for malware and prevent it from proliferating in their enterprise.

Netskope Announces Management Appointments

Netskope announced the expansion of the company's office of the chief strategy officer with the appointment of Lamont Orange as chief information security officer (CISO) and Neil Thacker as CISO, EMEA. Orange, a respected industry veteran CISO, and Thacker, with 20 years of experience in the information security industry, join the new team led by chief strategy officer Jason Clark. Building on the company's forward momentum, the CISOs will work with the broader CSO team, as well as Netskope sales, product, and marketing functions to help transform customer security strategies to adapt to an increasingly cloud-first world. The CISOs will also drive Netskope's own security strategy, integrating best-of-breed security strategies from the company's customer base across its own product, marketing, and sales verticals. Prior to joining Netskope, Orange was CISO for Vista Equity Partners/Vista Consulting Group. As CISO, EMEA, Thacker is a veteran information security professional and a data protection and privacy expert. Thacker holds more than 20 years' experience in the information security industry with 15 years' experience as a leading security practitioner for organizations Deutsche Bank, Swiss Re and Camelot Group before spending the past 5 years as Deputy CISO for Forcepoint. Thacker is a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape stakeholder group where he contributes to the EU agency program alongside CERTs to position the threat landscape, offer mitigation advice and threat analysis innovation. Thacker is co-founder and board member of the Security Advisor Alliance.

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