Cloud Application Instance Awareness Using Netskope

January 5, 2023

If you’re looking for a way to keep track of which Cloud Application Instances are use in your organization, then you’ve come to the right place. Using the free Cloud Application Instance Awareness solution by Netskope, you can easily identify which applications are in use and ensure that they’re not running unlicensed, without permission, or in violation of your security policies. This service also lets you see who’s accessing which data and how they’re doing it, so you can prevent data loss and protect your organization.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a leading cloud application, but it also carries a lot of security risks. In fact, according to Netskope Threat Labs, nearly two-thirds of malware downloads in 2021 came from cloud apps. This means that if you’re using Google Drive, you should have a good cloud security program in place.

Netskope has several features that make it a solid choice for protecting your users’ data. First, it can detect insider threats and suspicious activity in your network. Second, it has multi-layered advanced threat protection that gives you a complete view of all your cloud resources. Finally, it supports granular policies to limit access to specific cloud applications, such as Google Workspace.

If you have a large enterprise, it’s a good idea to have a comprehensive cloud security strategy in place. Attackers can easily exploit many popular cloud apps. One of the most common cloud storage apps is Google Drive, which can be abuse for command-and-control communication. It’s also possible to gain access to sensitive information stored within Google Drive.

Microsoft Office 365

Cloud application instance awareness using Netskope provides deep visibility into Microsoft Office 365 cloud applications. This contextual awareness of content in the cloud helps organizations to better protect data and users. It also enables direct-to-net communications for mobile workers and remote offices.

Its Next-Gen Cloud Proxy provides real-time visibility into cloud traffic, without compromising performance. It also helps to identify insider threats, as well as prevents malicious users from distributing sensitive content.

In addition to providing deep visibility into Office 365, Netskope provides controls to prevent unauthorized activity in real time. Its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) stops malware and privileged users from exfiltrating or distributing sensitive information from unmanaged cloud apps. Its Secured Single-Path Management (SSPM) complements its CASB capabilities, helping to maintain compliance and minimize configuration drift.

In addition, Netskope helps keep your Microsoft Office 365 users secure by identifying sensitive data in Microsoft 365 and other cloud apps. It also prevents data from uploaded or downloaded to unmanaged cloud applications. Its Cloud Confidence Index automatically audits all cloud traffic, so you can detect and mitigate threats.

Security service edge

SASE (Security Service Edge) is a network infrastructure technology that provides visibility and control over cloud services. It includes physical hardware, virtualization, and security monitoring and management. It primarily delivered as a cloud-based service, but may also include on-premises components. In its most basic form, SSE provides users with better visibility into network traffic, improved data loss prevention, cloud sandboxing, and cloud security posture management.

SSE is different from traditional cybersecurity, which typically consists of a strong firewall and on-premises IT devices. This approach developed in response to the need for increased control over network resources. But today’s demands have shifted to cloud storage and cloud computing.

Today, modern enterprises rely on distributed applications to succeed. But securing and managing data has been a difficult challenge for years. The problem has become even more complex, as data now owned by third parties and has become ubiquitous.

Real-time enforcement of security policies to prevent data loss

The Netskope Next-Gen Cloud Proxy enables you to monitor security across thousands of cloud applications without impacting performance. It identifies compromised accounts, prevents insider threats, and provides contextual awareness of content in the cloud. It also helps you protect mission-critical data.

Real-time enforcement of security policies provides you with protection for both your on-premises and cloud applications. With Netskope, you can restrict unauthorized activity in real time, ensuring sensitive data stays safe. Using Netskope, you can also ensure your users aren’t leaking sensitive data or sending personal information to external email addresses.

Netskope offers an easy-to-use UI to manage security policies. You can create your own policy, edit existing ones, and search for specific actions and applications. It also supports predefined filters and allows you to set up time ranges.

For the most efficient round-the-clock enforcement of security policies, you should have real-time reporting that includes malicious activity. You should also have alerts for users that are not following the policy.

Ammar Fakhruddin


Ammar brings in 18 years of experience in strategic solutions and product development in Public Sector, Oil & Gas and Healthcare organizations. He loves solving complex real world business and data problems by bringing in leading-edge solutions that are cost effective, improve customer and employee experience. At Propelex he focuses on helping businesses achieve digital excellence using Smart Data & Cybersecurity solutions.

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