New Capabilities Address App Discovery, Risk Assessment and Mobile
BYOD Challenges Associated with Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Apps
“Skyfence helps us extend our existing security best practices to cloud apps. It gives us much needed visibility into what cloud applications our employees are using and the ability to monitor activity and unauthorized access,” said
Introducing Skyfence Cloud Gateway 3.0
For most organizations, the move from on premise to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications can result in significant cost savings and increased flexibility. However, with the adoption of sanctioned and unsanctioned employee facing cloud apps, IT lacks the ability to know which are being used and by whom. Organizations are also unable to monitor user activity, assess risk and protect against account centric attacks that target their SaaS apps and data. In addition, many enterprises are deploying externally facing production applications for customers and partners, which are at risk from account takeover threats, including abuse of stolen credentials, brute force, and man-in-the middle attacks. Skyfence Cloud Gateway combines visibility across users, endpoints and applications with behavioral analytics and anomaly detection to protect against these threats.
New capabilities available in the Skyfence Cloud Gateway, version 3.0, include:
App Discovery, Usage and Risk– Allows IT and security
administrators to easily import log files from leading perimeter
security solutions such as Palo Alto Networks or Blue Coat to generate
comprehensive reports that provide summarized and detailed views of
apps, traffic, users and other usage metrics. Customers can also view
summarized risk ratings and obtain detailed risk attributes for each
app. In addition, multiple logs can be combined from distributed egress
points to obtain an enterprise-wide view of SaaS usage and risks.
Comprehensive Endpoint and Security Controls - Customers can now
define and enforce unique mobile access polices depending on whether the
device is managed or unmanaged (BYOD) by IT. Custom or behavioral based
policy can be used to dynamically block user access to an entire
application or just specific actions within a given app. Users can also
be challenged in real-time for step-up strong authentication based on
specific actions or context, including anomalous behavior.
Infrastructure Integration Enhancements – Internet scale
clustering and load balancing to deliver high availability, global
policy rules for setting a single policy across multiple apps and
enhanced integration with directory and SIEM platforms.
“‘Bring-your-own-cloud app’ usage has created a visibility and control gap for IT that cannot be addressed by traditional on-premise controls,” said
Deployment, Availability and Pricing
The Skyfence Cloud Gateway can be deployed as an in-line proxy or in sniffer mode, and is available as a cloud service or an on-premise (physical or virtual) appliance. It does not require the installation of endpoint software. Skyfence Cloud Gateway 3.0 is available immediately from the company and its business partners worldwide. Annual subscription pricing is based on number of users. For more information on products and pricing email.
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