Three Killer Use Cases for Skyhigh’s New Patented Pervasive Cloud Control
Blog Article Published: 10/09/2015
By Kamal Shah, SVP, Products and Marketing, Skyhigh Networks If cloud services were used only by employees who worked from the office, on company-issued devices, enforcing cloud policies would be straight-forward. IT Security would simply direct all traffic, for all employees, across all cloud services through a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), which would provide the required visibility, threat protection, compliance, and data security for all users. 3 megatrends that make Cloud Security a bit more challenging Three IT megatrends render this type of simplicity impossible:
- BYOD: According to a CompTIA survey, 47 percent of companies have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in place, allowing employees to access corporate data from their own devices. With the BYOD, employees access corporate data in cloud services from a variety of devices, most of which are unmanaged.
- Telecommuting: According to statistics from the American Community Survey, telecommuting has risen 79 percent between 2005 and 2012. With many employees logging hours from home and on the road, it can be difficult to get in the path without forcing users to adopt the dreaded VPN.
- 3rd Party Collaboration: According to Skyhigh’s recent Cloud Adoption and Risk report, the average enterprise collaborates with 1,555 partners via cloud services. Agents and VPN are not options for 3rd parties (many would suggest they aren’t an option for employees on BYOD either), making it impossible to get in path for policy enforcement.