Netskope - Protecting Remote Workers

The coronavirus epidemic has forced governments and organisations to enact social distancing measures to control the spread of the virus. These measures affected how people work, with the majority of employees in most companies working remotely, and directly accessing the internet and cloud apps and services without the protection of their corporate network. This rapid change of working conditions has resulted in companies facing a considerable challenge; they are unable to provide the security needed for their remote workers. Legacy security solutions cannot protect someone outside of the company's premises. At the same time, remote access VPNs which are used to provide access to applications in the corporate data centre cannot adequately provide access to applications hosted in public cloud environments.

Netskope's Strengths

Netskope for Remote workers

Netskope provides a globally available, cloud-based security platform for securing remote worker's access to the web, cloud and private applications in the corporate data centre and the private cloud.

Data Protection

Netskope can decrypt the SSL/TLS traffic between client and server and inspect that data's content in real-time. Furthermore, Netskope can identify and prevent the movement of sensitive data by utilising its unique cloud-based DLP capabilities both for data in motion and data at rest. Simultaneously, granular control and ease of implementation allow for minimal false-positive rates and detailed event logging.

Threat Protection

Netskope can also inspect the traffic for unwanted malware that cyber-criminals might have unleashed for financial profit and corporate damage. Primarily cloud services represent a very effective attack vector since they can unwillingly contribute to the spread of the malicious payloads all over the network. Netskope Research Labs is a dedicated team focused on the constant improvement and effectiveness of the Netskope's threat protection. Moreover, Netskope uses multi-layer defences including antivirus, pre-execution script analysis and heuristics, bare-metal sandboxing, machine learning, anomaly detection and information leveraged from 3rd party threat intelligence.

Zero-Trust Network Access

The Netskope ZTNA allows access to private applications while at the same time protecting the data and resources with application-level access control, based on the identity and device security posture. Moreover, ZTNA allows for direct and secure access to public cloud services without the obligation to hairpin via the corporate infrastructure. This feature results in the improvement of end-user experience while at the same time ensures the security of internet access, by using a scalable cloud-based platform that brings together ZTNA, CASB, SWG, and DLP technologies.

Visibility and Control

Netskope also allows for the discovery of all managed and unmanaged cloud apps being used by employees, while at the same time provides information about the security posture of those applications. Importantly, Netskope also allows for a granular activity monitoring of remote workers within cloud apps for data loss prevention and forensic investigations.

Key use cases