January 27, 2023
By Arnie Lopez - WW Systems Engineering, Skyhigh Security
With the massive shift to remote work in the past few years, organizations are evaluating, deploying and managing new modes of security at a rapid pace. It seems like every week, a new security product that addresses a specific problem gets launched and christened with an acronym. Keeping up with the burgeoning cloud security space and all the latest offerings is a job unto itself.
The Skyhigh Security platform was designed to simplify security, so that organizations of all kinds can be protected in today’s modern hybrid world, where the very concept of a secure perimeter has changed dramatically. The single-vendor solution was designed with ease of use in mind. The cloud-based Skyhigh Security platform makes managing your web and cloud and unifying your policies easy, with single-pane-of-glass visibility across your entire infrastructure. How? Let’s look at some of the specific features that, we believe, make the Skyhigh Secure Service Edge (SSE) portfolio a Gartner Customers’ Choice with a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 based on 200 reviews as of 31st of May 2022.
No need to route traffic through a data center to apply security controls: That’s because Skyhigh SSE is built on a hyperscale service edge, delivering 99.999% availability and blazing-fast, low-latency access.
A single, centralized dashboard converges security technologies: All management and reporting is consolidated into one pane of glass, simplifying administration, saving time, and reducing complexity. From this single, users can manage multiple Skyhigh Security services, including Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP).
A common data loss prevention (DLP) and policy engine: Skyhigh Security’s DLP capability provides a centralized approach for data protection, whereby data classifications are set once and applied in policies across web, cloud, and endpoint. With Skyhigh Security’s unified design, it’s easy to create and enforce data policies that you can apply across your entire infrastructure.
Single, cloud-native enforcement point protects data in the cloud: Skyhigh Security’s CASB capability streamlines visibility and control over data accessed and stored in the cloud. It provides the ability to monitor, regulate access, and enforce granular policies from a single point, across sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services.
Inline cyberbarrier prevents advanced malware and ransomware: Modern attacks use sophisticated techniques and social engineering to mimic the features of cloud providers and gain unauthorized access to credentials. Skyhigh Security’s SWG capability works inline to detect and mitigate such threats, monitor traffic, and prevent unauthorized traffic.
Simple and secure solution replaces VPNs for remote workers accessing private applications: VPNs present an inherent security risk because they implicitly grant unrestricted, trust-based access to the entire corporate network once authenticated. With Skyhigh Security’s ZTNA capability, the appropriate level of access can be granted at a granular level for any user, anywhere. Skyhigh Security’s integrated ZTNA solution also eliminates the management complexities and incomplete coverage of stand-alone ZTNA solutions and earlier generation ZTNAs that typically lack data-centric controls.
Skyhigh Security: A recognized leader
This comprehensive portfolio of security technologies makes the potentially complex and time-consuming process of migrating to the cloud far more streamlined and user-friendly. For this reason, we feel, Skyhigh Security received the highest score among all vendors in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SSE across each use case that was evaluated. These were: Secure Web and Cloud Usage, Detect and Mitigate Threats, Connecting and Securing Remote Workers, and Identifying and Protecting Sensitive Information.
Skyhigh Security was also recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge. In the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ Voice of Customer: SSE Report, Skyhigh Security received a Customer’s Choice distinctions across all company size segments, deployment region segments, and, notably, was one of only two vendors with Customer’s Choice distinctions in the Global Enterprise Segment (over $10 billion USD) and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Don’t take our word for it
To read over 700 customer reviews and see why they love Skyhigh Security, visit Gartner Peer Insights page: Skyhigh Security Reviews. You’ll see many descriptive words such as “phenomenal,” “excellent,” “easy,” “the best,” “positive experience,” “the most user friendly,” “we are happy,” “perfect”—and more enthusiastic accolades from our happy customers.
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge, John Watts, Craig Lawson, Charlie Winckless, Aaron McQuaid, 15 February 2022.
Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Security Service Edge, Craig Lawson, Charlie Winckless, John Watts, Aaron McQuaid, 16 February 2022.
Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Security Service Edge, Peer Contributors, 3 August 2022.
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