McAfee Completes Skyhigh Acquisition

On January 3, 2018, McAfee completed its acquisition of Skyhigh. On this page you can learn more about this exciting news with resources and an FAQ below.


Skyhigh CEO’s Blog Post
McAfee CEO’s Blog Post
Rajiv Gupta and Chris Young Video Message

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is McAfee buying Skyhigh?

Skyhigh is a market visionary – creating the CASB market five years ago and remaining a leader to this day. We realize that as data is increasingly created and consumed outside the traditional enterprise perimeter on endpoints and in the cloud, a new approach to security is required that covers the entire spectrum of modern cybersecurity architectures. Skyhigh will benefit from McAfee’s scale with this transaction, providing additional resources through which to expand Skyhigh’s value proposition and further accelerate delivery of its product roadmap.

With this acquisition, McAfee is investing in a key concern area for customers, while adding global scale to fuel Skyhigh’s growth and mission. The combination of Skyhigh and McAfee establishes the leading company with the cybersecurity architecture for the future, with endpoint and cloud as the control points, linked by the security operations center with actionable threat intelligence, analytics and orchestration. McAfee already claims a market-leading position in endpoint. With Skyhigh’s leadership in securing the world’s most valuable asset – data – in the cloud, the company sets itself apart.

Will Skyhigh Security Cloud continue to innovate and get better?

Yes. McAfee is committed to a strategy that, among other tenets, includes a focus on endpoint and cloud as the control points of modern cybersecurity architectures. Skyhigh has established a market leadership position in the cloud market. This, combined with McAfee’s leadership in the endpoint market, offers customers a company committed to continued investments in the architectural control points that matter most to customers.

How will Skyhigh and McAfee’s products work together?

We have some exciting things in the works that we’ll share over the coming months. Stay tuned!

Does my license or support agreement change?

No. This transaction has no impact on existing contracts. Skyhigh contracts will carry over to McAfee when the deal closes. We remain “business as usual” for negotiations underway.

Whom should I call for support?

In short, the same people you rely on today. Upon deal close, Skyhigh’s support team will continue to provide the same industry-leading support that our customers enjoy today.

Is Skyhigh hiring?

Yes. To deliver on our vision of making cloud the most secure environment for business, our hiring plans are still in place. To see open positions click here.