Skyhigh Ferrets Out 'Shadow' Cloud Service Use on Corporate Networks

By Frank J. Ohlhorst  |  Posted 2013-07-09

Dealing with shadow IT and managing Web applications is becoming one of the biggest challenges for corporate IT departments today. Shadow IT involves corporate business departments subscribing to myriad cloud applications and services without the knowledge or approval of corporate IT. Business managers don't even seek IT department funding because they are able to fund these services through their own budgets. The problem is only increasing because there are tens of thousands of Web applications out there, seemingly with dozens more arriving weekly. By now, the problem is just too much to handle for most enterprise IT departments. Skyhigh aims to help corporate IT take back control of spending on cloud services with its own zero-footprint cloud security application that ferrets out what cloud services are running on the corporation network. What's more, Skyhigh brings control to those Web applications with its ability to inventory, analyze, report and record activity. This in turn allows companies to create and enforce policies to block or allow Web applications. Skyhigh also incorporates policy-based security controls, which enforce rules such as encryption and the protection of data in motion using certificates and keys.


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