CUPERTINO, Calif. — Jan. 28, 2014 —Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company, today announced the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Program, an objective and comprehensive assessment of a cloud service’s security capabilities based on a detailed set of criteria developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Because Skyhigh produces the most extensive, current, and impartial evaluation of security capabilities for thousands of cloud services, IT and Security teams rely on the Skyhigh CloudTrust Program to inform both decisions and policies pertaining to the use of cloud services within their environment.
Security remains the single biggest barrier to cloud adoption. With no third-party assessment of cloud services, the process required to evaluate the security capabilities of a cloud service can be expensive, inexact, and time consuming. The Skyhigh CloudTrust Program addresses this problem by providing an objective and comprehensive analysis of a service’s security controls and enterprise readiness.
“This is the kind of third-party validation that has been missing from the cloud applications and services industry. It enables IT and security teams to quickly evaluate the security capabilities of cloud services and allows cloud service providers to promote meaningful differentiation in the enterprise market,” said Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix. “Skyhigh’s objective, third-party evaluation is a security best-practice we have implemented at Equinix, and I envision that this program will become a critical part of the cloud service provider selection process for enterprises in the months ahead.”
Skyhigh evaluates thousands of cloud services and awards the Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready™ rating to only those services that fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection. Specifically, Skyhigh evaluates more than 50 different criteria for each cloud service across data, user and device, service, business, and legal attributes.
“There’s no shortage of companies claiming that they are enterprise-ready but assessing these claims is a very expensive and time-consuming process, and IT teams are not staffed to handle the tens of requests every week,” said Rajiv Gupta, CEO and founder of Skyhigh Networks. “With the Skyhigh CloudTrust program, we are bringing third-party objectivity and transparency to streamline the evaluation process, so that IT can rapidly provide their employees with the most secure services on the market.”
Cloud services that have earned Skyhigh’s CloudTrust rating of Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready include: Adobe EchoSign, Appcelerator, BambooHR, Birst, Box, Cisco WebEx, CollabNet, DocuSign, Gainsight, Host Analytics, HubSpot, Informatica, Jive Software, Lattice Engines, Marketo, Okta, Ping Identity, RingCentral, Salesforce, Yesware, and Zuora.
“This is important work that will change how enterprises choose cloud-based services and partners. The Skyhigh CloudTrust ratings are usable and accessible, even at a glance. Currently, there is little due diligence with how services are selected. Now that CloudTrust makes this kind of data available, companies will select more robust services based on these ratings. Furthermore, a lower grade will act as an incentive for service providers to improve the security and resiliency of their services.” – Adrian Sanabria, senior security analyst, 451 Research
“The Appcelerator Platform enables organizations to deliver transformative mobile apps. And with its enterprise MBaaS capabilities, customers can build and manage the APIs that unleash their corporate data. Appcelerator is pleased to be recognized by Skyhigh with the Enterprise-Ready rating, further validating that we deliver the highest levels of cloud security and reliability our customers demand.” – Neeraj Gupta, vice president of engineering, Appcelerator
“Birst maintains the highest standards possible when it comes to data security and vigilantly protects the privacy of our customers and the safety of their information in the Cloud. We are delighted to have achieved the Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready rating so that our customers have one additional reason to place their trust in Birst and further allay any security concerns they may have.” – Rick Spickelmier, chief technology officer, Birst
“Our customers utilize WebEx web conferencing solutions to have collaborative and dynamic meetings anytime, anywhere. But just as importantly, our WebEx products are delivered through the Cisco WebEx Cloud which provides the highest levels of performance and security. Because enterprise-grade security, high availability and scalability levels are of utmost importance to Cisco, we are honored to be rated as a Skyhigh CloudTrust Enterprise-Ready solution.” – Jens Meggers, Cisco vice-president, Collaboration Technology Group.
“CollabNet’s CloudForge is one of the early pioneers in the cloud services market, having offered reliable cloud services and SaaS offerings for over 15 years. The Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready rating further validates our commitment to providing our customers with secure, reliable cloud services to accelerate application development and delivery.” – Richard Murray, senior vice president, worldwide engineering, operations and support, CollabNet, Inc.
“Our customers rely on the DocuSign Global Network for mission-critical business every day. It’s vital that our customers can trust DocuSign for safe, secure, reliable, and legally binding transactions. Our Skyhigh CloudTrust rating of ‘enterprise-ready’ reassures our customers that DocuSign fully satisfies the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection.” –Tom Pageler, chief information security officer, DocuSign
“Gainsight captures and manages critical sources of insight into customer health including customer surveys, product usage data, purchase/renewal information and customer milestones into our big data analytics system. Our clients trust us to maintain a certain security posture in order to provide a best of breed customer success platform. We are honored to be recognized by Skyhigh as ‘enterprise-ready’ as this distinction further validates our vision of helping the largest companies in the world prevent churn and maximize their customers’ lifetime value.” – Sreedhar Peddineni, vice president of engineering, Gainsight
“We’re asking finance professionals to put their most sensitive information in the Cloud, and we take that very seriously at Host Analytics. Trust is a core value for us and we’re pleased to have achieved the Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready rating so that customers have one more reason to feel safe working with us to move their enterprise performance management applications to the Cloud.” – Mark Bauer, vice president of product management and technical operations, Host Analytics
“HubSpot’s inbound marketing platform is a trusted resource for over one thousand enterprise companies globally. We’re proud to provide all in one software that delivers the impact, results, ROI, and security corporations need to transform their marketing efforts.” – Mike Volpe, chief marketing officer, HubSpot
“We view data integrity and data security as the most important design parameters, and this commitment to being the most trusted information infrastructure service aligns perfectly with the Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready rating. As the leading cloud integration and data management solution, Informatica Cloud is trusted by thousands of global customers to securely process billions of transactions every day. We enable customers to fully leverage their information assets – from devices to mobile, to social, to big data – residing in the cloud and across hybrid IT landscapes.” – Ronen Schwartz, vice president and general manager, Informatica Cloud.
“Lattice knows that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers’ information are vital to their success. We use a multi-layered approach that constantly monitors and improves our applications and processes to meet the growing demands of security. Therefore, we’re excited to be awarded the Skyhigh CloudTrust rating of enterprise-ready because it means Lattice exceeds the most stringent requirements for data protection. Customers have a choice in their cloud-based services. They should look to the Skyhigh CloudTrust rating as sign of secure, reliable cloud services.” – Brian Kardon, chief marketing officer, Lattice Engines.
“Marketo’s Marketing Automation Platform helps our customers market to millions of people every day by capturing relevant information in order to execute automated marketing campaigns. The security of that data is vital to our customers and we’re honored to receive the Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready rating. This rating affirms our commitments to infrastructure, privacy and security as core tenets of everything we do.” – Matt Zilli, senior product marketing manager, Marketo
“Our achievement of a Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready rating is the most recent validation of our continued investments in software, operational processes, people and third-party security experts to ensure our service delivers on all of these fronts. It’s also rewarding to see so many of our customers on the same list, including Box, DocuSign, Hubspot, Informatica, and Jive. They are intimately familiar with what’s required to deliver a highly-available, scalable and secure service to meet the demands of the enterprise – and expect the same from their vendors. They all rely on Okta to address the identity challenges they face in a cloud, mobile and interconnected world.” – David Baker, chief security officer, Okta.
“Ping Identity is pleased to be recognized by Skyhigh as a trusted partner that can help their customers overcome the visibility and security challenges that a mobile workforce introduces when accessing the cloud. By enabling federated SSO to enterprise and cloud-based apps, Ping Identity complements Skyhigh’s cloud security and compliance service with a cloud identity service that allows our mutual customers to both identify and monitor employees accessing cloud applications from any device in a secure way.” – Patrick Harding, chief technology officer, Ping Identity
“Thousands of customers trust us with their most sensitive sales data. Yesware is proud to have earned Skyhigh’s highest CloudTrust rating for security, and is grateful to Skyhigh for organizing such an important program. As a startup, we’re honored to be included in an incredible group of established companies who have earned this distinction.” – Matthew Bellows, founder and chief executive officer, Yesware
“Zuora is a cloud service that businesses trust to process billions of dollars in transactions every day. We are constantly aware of the mission critical role we play in the day-to-day operations of hundreds of enterprises across the globe, and the strict security requirements that our customers have. We have strived to make security a top priority in everything we do, and are honored to earn Skyhigh’s Enterprise-Ready rating for our service.” –Marc Aronson, senior vice president of engineering, Zuora.
About the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Program
The Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Program provides an objective and comprehensive evaluation of a service’s security controls and enterprise readiness based on a detailed set of criteria developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Because Skyhigh produces the most extensive, current, and credible trust ratings for cloud services, enterprises rely on the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Rating to inform both decisions and policy pertaining to the use of cloud services in their environment.
About Skyhigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company, enables companies to embrace cloud services with appropriate levels of security, compliance, and governance. The company mission is to help CIOs securely enable cloud services that drive productivity and innovation within their businesses, while lowering risk and cost. Customers including BMC Software, Cisco, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Diebold, DirecTV and Equinix use Skyhigh to manage their “Cloud Adoption Lifecycle” with unparalleled visibility, usage analytics, and policy enforcement. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is backed by Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit us at www.skyhighnetworks.com or follow us on Twitter @skyhighnetworks.