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Skyhigh Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Cloud Security Gateways 2017

Skyhigh, the world’s leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), today announced it has been positioned as a Leader in the “IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Cloud Security Gateways 2017 Vendor Assessment.” The report profiled 12 vendors, and Skyhigh was recognized as a Leader in Cloud Security Gateways (CSG), also known as CASBs.

IDC sees cloud security at a turning point as adoption levels of the cloud in enterprises have rapidly increased over the past few years. According to the IDC MarketScape report, more and more higher-risk information is being stored and managed in public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments. The more robust and complex the cloud environment, the more likely a CSG will be required for efficient and effective security management.

“Skyhigh has fully considered performance and jurisdiction in its two-tier cloud architecture,” states the IDC MarketScape report. “Skyhigh has a broad set of encryption capabilities for organizations that may want to leverage them. Skyhigh has extensive intellectual property in the cloud security gateway domain.”

Cloud is critical to business innovation and growth, but its use can put data, an enterprise’s most valuable asset, at risk. Skyhigh protects data across all cloud services with the speed, scale and user-centricity the cloud demands. With the Skyhigh CASB, enterprises can confidently identify, control and protect data and user activities across any cloud, on any device.

“Skyhigh has helped define and shape the CSG/CASB market over the past five years, and we believe today’s recognition as a Leader is further validation of our technology innovation and business execution,” said Rajiv Gupta, CEO, Skyhigh. “Skyhigh is in a unique position to comprehensively address the data security barriers to cloud adoption, thereby enabling orgnanizations to embrace the cloud and accelerate their business.”

To access an excerpt of the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Security Gateways 2017 Vendor Assessment” (Doc # US43093817, October 2017) report, click here.

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Skyhigh

Skyhigh Networks, the world’s leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), enables enterprises to safely adopt cloud services, while meeting their security, compliance and governance requirements. With more than 600 enterprise customers globally, Skyhigh provides organizations the visibility and management for all their cloud services, including enforcement of data loss prevention policies; detecting and preventing internal and external threats; encrypting data with customer-controlled keys; and implementing access-control policies. Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is backed by Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Thomvest Ventures, Tenaya Capital and other strategic investors. For more information, visit http://www.skyhighnetworks.com.

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