Sydney, Australia – August 23, 2015 – Skyhigh Networks, the cloud security and enablement company, announces explosive growth in the Australian and New Zealand (A/NZ) regions. After opening offices 12 months ago, Skyhigh is engaged with over 100 enterprises. The company enables IT and security teams to successfully manage shadow IT and securely enable sanctioned IT. Skyhigh’s explosive customer traction in A/NZ is in part due to its “partner-first” Go-to-Market strategy and established strategic partnerships with global integrators, “Big Four” accounting and consulting firms and cloud-focused value-added resellers (VARs).
Recent PWC Cloud Report
The company’s growth in the region is attributed largely to the massive cloud adoption by Australian and New Zealand enterprises. According to a recent PwCcloud report based on a regional alliance between Skyhigh and PwC, Australia and New Zealand are leaders in cloud adoption globally. The average A/NZ organization uses 670 cloud services. If left ungoverned, cloud adoption presents a significant risk to any enterprise, particularly those companies operating in regulated sectors.
“Organisations must find ways to discover, analyse, and actively monitor new and existing cloud solutions that are entering the corporate environment,” said Peter Quigley, Cloud Assurance Director at PwC. “However, it is critical that the solution doesn’t become a barrier to the innovation that is often associated with cloud security solutions. Instead the end goal should be to enable cloud services that drive productivity and innovation while protecting corporate data and complying with various internal policies and external regulations.”
The Rapidly Growing CASB Market
CASB is an emerging technology that is evolving rapidly, and is a technology that delivers to enterprises a central point of monitoring and control across multiple cloud services.
According to the recent Gartner report, “In addition to providing useful security and control functionality that might not be included by cloud service providers, CASBs have utility because they provide a single point of control over externally hosted services. The ability to centrally manage policies and activities will be crucial for enterprises that want to make strategic use of public cloud services while still controlling their users’ activities.” Gartner, Technology Overview for Cloud Access Security Broker, Craig Lawson, Neil MacDonald, Jay Heiser, May 15, 2015.
As the leader in the CASB market, Skyhigh is enabling over 500 organizations worldwide to support the entire cloud adoption lifecycle for shadow IT and sanctioned IT. Skyhigh provides unparalleled visibility, usage analytics, and policy enforcement. With Skyhigh, IT empowers employees to use cloud services that help grow the business while seamlessly enforcing organizational data security, compliance, and governance policies.
In the past 12 months Skyhigh has engaged with over 100 Australian and New Zealand enterprises. These organizations want to embrace cloud services that drive innovation and productivity in their business, but are concerned with the lack of visibility into the use and risk of cloud services.
Another critical challenge is when enterprises move mission-critical business application from their data centers to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS environments because they lose critical security and compliance controls.
Skyhigh’s Cloud Security Manager provides a single pane of glass for companies to manage governance, risk and compliance across 14,000 cloud services and supports the entire cloud adoption lifecycle. Specifically, Skyhigh:
- Shines a light on shadow IT by giving a comprehensive view into an organization’s use of all cloud services (10-20x more cloud services are used than anticipated by IT).
- Delivers an objective risk assessment (derived from 50+ attributes) for every cloud service in use to quickly identify data, business and legal risks of the service.
- Analyzes the use of all cloud services to identify opportunities for IT to broker appropriate services, reduce risk and costs by consolidating subscriptions, and highlight anomalous behavior indicative of a security breach or insider threat.
- Enforces the organization’s policies on the use of cloud services by providing contextual access control, data encryption and tokenization, data loss prevention, and detailed audit trail for forensic and compliance purposes.
- Enables secure mobile access to cloud services without requiring an agent or footprint on the device.
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney
At the upcoming Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, Skyhigh Networks will join other industry thought-leaders on a panel session entitled, “How Does the Security Industry Need to Adapt to Protect the Digital Businesses of the Future?” on August 24 at 10:30 am on Level 3 in the Grand Ballroom. The company will also lead a solution provider session entitled, “#1 Security Technology Goes Mainstream: Cloud Security & Governance’ Best Practices” on August 25 at 11:30 am on Level 3 in Grand Ballroom A.
For more information, visit the Skyhigh booth (Prem 3) at the Gartner event or visit www.skyhighnetworks.com.
About Skyhigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks, the cloud security and enablement company, helps enterprises safely adopt cloud services while meeting their security, compliance, and governance requirements. Over 500 enterprises worldwide including Aetna, Comcast, Cisco, DIRECTV, HP, and Western Union use Skyhigh to gain visibility into all cloud services in use and their associated risk; analyze cloud usage to identify security breaches, compromised accounts, and insider threats; and seamlessly enforce security policies with encryption, data loss prevention, contextual access control, and activity monitoring. Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is backed by Greylock Partners, Sequoia, and Salesforce.com. You can follow us on Twitter @SkyhighNetworks or learn more at skyhighnetworks.com.
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