About a year ago, Imperva Skyfence announced the first truly free Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) offering that could easily be downloaded from www.skyfence.com. Our thinking then, as it is now, is that the industry and IT security teams need simpler methodologies for gaining accurate visibility over employee use of cloud apps. Cloud Discovery Free – now used by thousands of organizations – allows IT to easily import log files from secure web gateways and firewalls to obtain a comprehensive report of SaaS app usage, volume, and risks.
Today, we are excited to announce that we’ve expanded on that same philosophy by partnering with Raytheon|Websense to make the cloud app discovery process even easier for current Websense customers. With today’s announcement, Raytheon|Websense will embed the Imperva Skyfence Cloud App Catalog into the Websense TRITON platform to allow current and future customers to better visualize cloud app adoption, usage volume, and risk exposure as a result of Shadow IT.
Register for our webinar on August 12th, 11 a.m. PT, to learn more about this new joint offering. The partnership will help Websense customers solve their most important Shadow IT challenges:
Limited or no visibility into what apps are being used
App discovery is the first step in assessing cloud app risk. Most organizations find 4-8x more unauthorized SaaS applications than they expected, and the “shock value” of these findings provides a catalyst for further dialogue internally on how best to deal with it. With the Skyfence Cloud App and Risk Catalog™ embedded and easily accessible as part of the Websense TRITON platform, IT staff can routinely monitor their cloud environment and understand the apps in use as well as employee adoption trends.
Understanding security and compliance risks associated with each cloud app
The risk profile of a cloud app involves a wide range of parameters, including the provider’s security practices, data center location, regulatory compliance posture, provider certifications, security infrastructure and incident history, to name a few. In order to determine whether cloud use is safe and compliant, organizations must understand the risk of individual apps as well as the aggregate risk level of all apps in use. The integrated Imperva Skyfence and Raytheon|Websense offering will provide Websense customers with robust reporting capabilities and intelligence that notify IT and security teams of the relevant risks associated with their cloud operations.
Beyond app discovery, Raytheon|Websense and Imperva will jointly certify interoperability of our products to help customers go beyond visibility to enable better controls for their cloud application usage. Joint customers will benefit through integrated deployments that seamlessly forwards cloud app traffic from Websense proxies to the Skyfence Cloud Gateway for policy enforcement.
We invite you to join our webinar on August 12th at 11 a.m. PT, where experts will discuss the challenges of cloud app discovery and protection further, review the offering’s capabilities and customer benefits, and answer your questions live.