Grazed from Skyhigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks, the world's leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), announced today the company has been awarded two new CASB patents for security and governance capabilities. This official recognition follows nearly four years of comprehensive assessment by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, further validating Skyhigh's risk-based approach to helping customers safely adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services.
The two new patents, ‘Cloud Service Usage Risk Assessment' and ‘Cloud Service Risk Usage Monitoring System,' brings Skyhigh's granted portfolio count to eight, forming the most robust and growing patented technology portfolio in the CASB industry. Previous CASB patents granted to Skyhigh covered cloud-based encryption with enterprise managed keys, increasingly critical for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations; and identity-based, mobile-to-cloud inline security enforcement, critical for any inline CASB use case. A combination of these seminal patents positions Skyhigh as the CASB industry leader covering cloud discovery, compliance, data security and threat protection.
"Cloud is very strategic for our business, and we expect our partners to deliver solutions that both add value to our business AND meet the increasingly complex security challenges in this new era of cloud-distributed IT," said Brian Lillie, Chief Customer Officer and EVP Technology Services, Equinix. "CASB is a key solution in our company's cloud security stack, and Skyhigh's patented technologies give us the confidence to enforce cloud security and cloud governance at scale."
The two new patents are representative of Skyhigh's significant investment in innovation across its current and future suite of products. Specifically:
"Cloud requires a paradigm shift in how we enforce security controls, and our latest patents represent the foundation of a security platform for the cloud era," said Sekhar Sarukkai, Chief Scientist, Skyhigh. "We made early investments in technology that enables enterprises to operationalize cloud security at scale, and we now have the most mature and innovative patent portfolio in place as the demand for cloud services and cloud security is skyrocketing."