CAMPBELL, Calif. — December 13, 2015 – Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Security and Enablement Company, today announced the opening of its new data center in Germany to better serve its multi-national and European customers.
The new data center, based in Frankfurt, offers increased global performance, scalability and allows European customers to choose data localization within Europe, an increasing area of interest after the European Court of Justice’s recent ruling on US Safe Harbor scheme.
“Skyhigh’s local business is going through an accelerating growth curve,” said Charlie Howe, VP EMEA, Skyhigh Networks. “We are proud to be able to offer greater performance, local connections and local management for our European, African and Middle-Eastern customers.”
The new data center will house a Hadoop cluster for fast, scalable traffic analysis to provide Skyhigh’s solutions that identify and report on the risk of cloud services. It will also provide the intercept, inspection and manage the encryption and decryption services for anomaly detection, reporting and data leak prevention services.
“As a bank with over 2.6 million customers and approximately 14,000 employees, we take our data protection responsibilities very seriously,” said David Cahill, Security Strategy and Architecture Manager, AIB. “We are delighted that Skyhigh Networks has opened a data center in Europe to help ensure that we conform to European data protection laws, including the new General Data Protection Regulation expected to be finalized early in 2016.”
The new data center gives Skyhigh and its customers the ability to choose where their data is processed, higher overall global performance, reduces concerns over data privacy and sovereignty and will be managed on a site owned and managed by European employees.
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 including Aetna, Comcast, 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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