When Creative Artists Agency CIO Michael Keithley discovered that there were 60 collaboration cloud services in use across his organization, he knew that something had to be done. After all, many of these services potentially store sensitive data and put the organization at risk. And with so many services in use, these services impeded the one benefit they set out to deliver – to improve collaboration.

After analyzing the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ rating of each service and the popularity of each service with employees, Keithley decided to standardize on one collaboration option that was rated both enterprise-ready and the employee favorite.

We created the CloudTrust program to enable this exact use-case. We’ve heard from customers that evaluating just one cloud service’s security controls used to take weeks or months to accomplish (and up to $20,000 per service). Now it takes IT just minutes to determine the risk rating of over 6,000 cloud services, and they are armed with the information needed to have a data-driven security discussion with their business units.

Rapid adoption indicates need for objective data

We’ve hit another milestone in our quest to support the cloud adoption lifecycle for our customers. Today, we announced that since the inception of the Skyhigh CloudTrust Program back in January 2014, we have added more than 50 enterprise-ready cloud service providers (CSPs) to our list.

More than 30 categories are represented in the program including Business Intelligence, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Storage, Collaboration, Customer Relationship Management, Development, eCommerce, Finance, Human Resources, IT Services, Legal, Marketing, Networking, and Service Desk and Support.

The Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready™ seal is awarded only to those cloud service providers that fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection. The Skyhigh CloudTrust Program is an objective, comprehensive, and free evaluation program available to all cloud service providers including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS providers.

Visit https://www.skyhighnetworks.com/cloud-trust-program/ for a full list of participating CSPs.

How do I join the program?

If you are a cloud service provider and you would like to join the CloudTrust Program, please email cloudtrust@skyhighnetworks.com. There is no cost to join the program; vendors must qualify based on the security attributes of their service.