Skyhigh Networks Expands Partnership with Dropbox to Provide Enhanced Security, Governance and Compliance for Dropbox
Skyhigh Networks, the world’s leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), today announced it is partnering with Dropbox on the release of its Network Control capability, which enables companies to restrict the use of personal Dropbox accounts on the corporate network. The use of sanctioned Dropbox Enterprise accounts enables Skyhigh to provide complete visibility and control over data and user activity within Dropbox, thus ensuring collaboration, while meeting compliance and security requirements.
As a member of Dropbox’s security partner ecosystem, Skyhigh delivers best-in-class capabilities to enforce controls to address risk incurred from employee behavior, whether malicious or accidental, without interrupting the user experience. For example, IT teams can define policies around sharing of sensitive data within Dropbox with an unauthorized third party or protect against uploading corporate data into personal Dropbox accounts.
“Companies have embraced the cloud for their critical operations, and are increasingly using applications like Dropbox to collaborate and share sensitive data,” said Kamal Shah, SVP of Products and Marketing, Skyhigh Networks. “Employees usually mean well but can accidentally share or access data in violation of corporate or regulatory policies. Skyhigh establishes guardrails for secure cloud use, so companies can take advantage of the cloud while experiencing security and compliance equal to or greater than that of on-premises applications.”
Dropbox is one of the top-three cloud file sharing services used by enterprises, and one of only 8.1 percent of cloud solutions to earn Skyhigh’s CloudTrust Enterprise Ready rating. The extended partnership between Skyhigh and Dropbox delivers essential features to securely enable file sharing and collaboration in the cloud including:
- Preventing Data Loss - Block access to personal Dropbox accounts on the corporate network to prevent exfiltration of corporate data.
- Securing Collaboration - Provide corporate sanctioned accounts to selected users or teams to prevent over-sharing of sensitive data.
- Comprehensive Control - Gain complete visibility and control over all Dropbox data and activity across the enterprise.
“Companies want their employees to use Dropbox for Business to be more collaborative and productive,” said Billy Blau, Head of Technology Partnerships, Dropbox. “With Skyhigh’s Cloud Access Security Broker Platform, joint customers can enforce their essential policies around the use of sensitive data. Now organizations can enjoy the benefits of a collaboration platform employees love with the security and governance capabilities IT requires.”
Skyhigh Networks, the world’s leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), enables enterprises to safely adopt cloud services, while meeting their security, compliance and governance requirements. With more than 600 enterprise customers globally, Skyhigh provides organizations the visibility and management for all their cloud services, including enforcement of data loss prevention policies; detecting and preventing internal and external threats; encrypting data with customer-controlled keys; and implementing access-control policies. Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is backed by Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Thomvest Ventures, Tenaya Capital and other strategic investors.