On the Radio: Cloud Access Security at EMF


Since I’m more often behind a desk then out in the field, I always treasure the opportunity to meet customers face to face and learn why and how they use our products. Last month I had the pleasure of visiting the IT security folks at Educational Media Foundation (EMF), a California-based broadcasting organization that operates the K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks. They broadcast and manage over 700 stations and signals and have a large streaming presence. Music walks the halls, it’s a very cool operation.

All Skyfence customers fundamentally want to secure and control cloud apps—that’s what we do—but the business driver for each organization is (not always, but usually) unique. In the case of EMF, they knew they wanted to secure social applications, like Twitter and Facebook. As a radio broadcasting organization, social media is how radio personalities and the stations connect with listeners and build their audiences, and it strongly represents their brand. Even more importantly, as a not-for-profit organization, social media plays a big role in the company’s fund raising strategy. Ensuring social accounts aren’t compromised and transactions are secure is a must. They collect credit card data from donors and access to that information is tightly managed. But those weren’t the only drivers, EMF also relied on Skyfence for visibility into all cloud app usage beyond social sites…security of Google apps became an additional requirement after discovering its broad use.

Take a look at the video to learn more about EMF, their use of cloud applications, and how Skyfence helps them stay secure—from providing visibility into usage of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps to controlling access to those authorized for the business.