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DIRECTV’s User-Centric Cloud Security Model (Video)

August 21st, 2014

Today’s employees are used to cloud services that make them more productive and efficient, and because they use many intuitive cloud services in their personal lives, they expect the same convenience in the office.  At DIRECTV, enabling employees to access the cloud services and data they want, when they want, where they want, and from…

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Only 1 in 100 Cloud Providers Meet Proposed EU Data Protection Requirements

August 11th, 2014

Whether your organization is based in Europe, has operations in Europe, or handles data pertaining to EU residents, a proposed EU regulation in the works will have a significant impact on which cloud services you use and how you use them. The EU General Data Protection Regulation is expected to be passed this year and…

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The Great Russian Hacker Heist & the “Shadow ID” Problem it Exposed

August 8th, 2014

On Monday the world learned that a small crew of Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion internet passwords.  Before digging into what this means to your enterprise’s information security posture, I must first commend Nicole Perloth and David Gelles from the New York Times for their excellent journalism in breaking this important story.  Their full article…

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Cloud Security Innovators – Q+A with Jeff Blair, CISO, CAA

July 30th, 2014

We are thrilled to feature a Q+A session with Jeff Blair, CISO of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in this month’s installment of the Cloud Security Innovators blog series.  Jeff works for CAA, which represents the world’s most biggest athletes and movie stars.  In this fast-paced and creative enviornment, Jeff is a maverick, helping lead the movement to the…

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Skyhigh Networks and SafeNet Team Up on Encryption Key Management

July 28th, 2014

More and more organizations have been asking to encrypt their data in business-critical SaaS applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Microsoft Office 365 with customer-managed keys to ensure compliance and provide additional data protection.  Through integration with SafeNet’s leading key management solutions, Skyhigh now provides a scalable, standards-based solution to meet this request. Enterprises will…

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The 20 Totally Most Popular Cloud Services in Today’s Enterprise

July 26th, 2014

CIOs, CISOs, analysts, journalists, and employees alike are always curious about which cloud services are…like…the most popular and frequently used in the enterprise.  This type of information is useful in that it indicates employee demand for services, divulges potential locations of corporate data in public clouds, and highlights adoption trends. However, obtaining reliable data here…

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Skyhigh and Google Drive for Work

July 23rd, 2014

Google recently announced a new version of its popular file-sharing service, Google Drive for Work, that lets enterprise users securely collaborate in the cloud.   This new offering builds on the success of Google Drive in the consumer world by adding advanced Audit APIs that allow enterprises to use Google Drive while ensuring compliance with internal…

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Has Cloud Adoption Plateaued?

July 17th, 2014

Statisticians are always interested when they see data that diverges from a general pattern.  This is exactly what happened when we dug into the latest cloud usage data from Q2 in the recent Cloud Adoption and Risk Report (CARR). To this point, we had seen rapid growth in the adoption of cloud services.  In Q3,…

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12 Must-Know Statistics on Cloud Usage in the Enterprise

July 9th, 2014

In our professional lives, we all seek to make more data-driven decisions.  We know that logical choices made with complete information yield better results than those based on conjecture or suspicion.  To that end, Skyhigh today released the fifth edition of our quarterly “Cloud Adoption and Risk (CAR) Report” that provides key metrics pertaining to…

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Meeting Privacy, Compliance, & Data Residency Requirements in Salesforce and Force.com Applications (Video)

July 1st, 2014

Enterprises keep much of their most valuable data in Salesforce so it’s not surprising that when customers ask us about our solutions for privacy, compliance, and data residency in the cloud, the application they are most frequently interested in is Salesforce. Salesforce.com invests in Skyhigh As discussed in our Series C funding blog, salesforce.com recently…

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