CUPERTINO, Calif. – October 17, 2013 — Skyhigh Networks announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named the Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Manager as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner presented by Cloud Computing Magazine. The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognized the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.
This industry honor validates feedback from industry analysts and organizations that Skyhigh is the first and only company that addresses the entire cloud adoption lifecycle, from discovery of shadow IT, to objective risk assessment of all cloud services, to analysis of anomalous use, to comprehensive protection of corporate data in the cloud.
– Kamal Shah, vice-president of product and marketing at Skyhigh Networks
The Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Manager is a zero footprint, cloud-based, multi-tenant service that enables and accelerates the secure adoption of cloud services. In minutes, Skyhigh Networks discovers all cloud services accessed by employees and provides a one-to-ten risk rating for each service. The risk rating is based on a detailed and objective weighted assessment of over 35 attributes across data risk, user risk, device risk, service risk, and business risk.
Leveraging a proprietary analytical engine powered by Hadoop, Skyhigh Networks analyzes the usage of discovered cloud services and detects anomalies that may indicate potentially harmful use or information leakage. Skyhigh also compares actual use of all services within a category (e.g. file sharing) and identifies opportunities to eliminate redundant services, consolidate subscriptions, and reduce costs.
Finally, with just three clicks, Skyhigh Networks enables IT security teams to seamlessly enforce critical access and security policies for cloud services. Skyhigh Networks’ data encryption, data loss prevention and contextual access control capabilities ensure that employees can safely and securely access cloud services at work, at home, or on the road from any mobile device – all without requiring an agent on the device or affecting the user experience.
“Skyhigh Networks has been recognized for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence in the market while leveraging the latest technology trends to create an enriched user experience,” said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC.
“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Skyhigh Network as a recipient of the Third annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Manager demonstrates innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”
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.
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
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