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Skyhigh Networks Is Named to First-Ever Forbes 2016 World’s Best 100 Cloud Companies List

Skyhigh Networks is named to the inaugural Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, developed in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners. The award recognizes Skyhigh’s thought and market leadership and industry-leading innovation in the fast-growing Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) market. Over 600 enterprises globally including 40% of the Fortune 100 use Skyhigh’s Cloud Access Security Broker to seamlessly enforce their security, compliance, and governance policies for over 20,000 cloud applications.

“As more and more systems of record move to the cloud, enterprises have a need to enforce their various compliance policies and protect corporate data in various cloud services through a single pane of glass,” said Rajiv Gupta, CEO at Skyhigh Networks. “This recognition is a testament to our customers who have partnered with Skyhigh to deploy a comprehensive cloud security platform and to all our employees who are passionately committed to deliver on our mission to enable enterprises to securely adopt the cloud.”

"There is incredible innovation happening in the Salesforce ecosystem and we're delighted to work closely with Skyhigh Networks and their cloud access security broker solution to make our customers even more successful," said John Somorjai, EVP of Corporate Development and Salesforce Ventures.

“These are the companies to watch!” said Byron Deeter, a leading cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “The Forbes Cloud 100 companies represent the very best private companies in cloud computing. We will see big IPOs and category killers emerge from this list as the cloud computing continues to propel the trillion-dollar software industry.”

“Cloud companies are revolutionizing how businesses reach their customers today from digitizing painful old processes to allowing them more time to focus on what they really care about—what makes their products unique,” said Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad. “Inclusion in the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list recognizes a company for its financial growth and excellence as recognized by customers and peers.”

The list will appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.


The first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list profiles the world’s top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution, plus twenty rising stars within the field. With advancements in software, cloud security, or platform development, these companies are redefining the future for all industries and sectors.

Forbes, in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners, received hundreds of submissions to identify the most promising private companies in cloud. The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 was selected by a panel of judges representing leading public cloud companies, using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees, along with publically available third-party data sources.

Skyhigh Networks, the cloud security and enablement company, allows enterprises to safely adopt cloud services while meeting their security, compliance, and governance requirements. Over 600 enterprises including Aetna, DIRECTV, General Mills, HP, and Western Union use Skyhigh to gain visibility, manage threats, ensure compliance, and protect corporate data across shadow and sanctioned cloud services. Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is backed by Greylock Partners, Sequoia, and other strategic investors.