One of the reasons cloud technology has become so popular in the last few years is that cloud service providers have been able to allay the initial concerns of their enterprise customers regarding reliability and security. Cloud service providers are looking for new ways to deepen capabilities across their infrastructure and further differentiate their offerings.
That’s one reason why Netskope, a Silicon Valley-based cloud services provider, turned to Infoblox’s integrated DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) solution utilizing Infoblox Grid™ technology. Netskope helps organizations deploy cloud-based applications while protecting sensitive data, which is crucial in a world where almost 50 percent of data lives in cloud applications outside the reach of traditional network security. Its cloud-based service enables IT organizations to manage usage of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud applications, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real time on any device, including native applications and mobile devices, on-premises or remote.
Netskope helps some of the biggest brands in business today confront one of IT’s biggest challenges— allow the application, but govern its usage. Netskope provides a platform that lets customers discover the applications that they’re using, whether it’s a sanctioned app such as Box or Salesforce that IT knows about, or an unsanctioned but useful enterprise application that end users have acquired themselves, and then enact policies to manage these applications. The end goal is protecting sensitive data and ensuring compliance while allowing end users to employ applications that help their companies succeed.
As part of this service, Netskope provides operational efficiency and risk management for its customers, giving them a high degree of visibility into network operations taking place outside the corporate firewall. The Infoblox solution enables Netskope to link distributed appliances throughout the network using a central database to ensure consistent information availability, as well as to provide a centralized view of network data for simplified monitoring and reporting.
“As a company that provides services to businesses of all sizes, flexibility in our network is of utmost importance,” says Abhay Kulkarni, vice president of engineering and operations at Netskope. “Infoblox gives us the flexibility to maximize our resources and the tools to see exactly what is happening across our network at any moment.”
“In turn, that allows us to focus on the customer and give them granular control of their applications and data—all this with a fraction of operational headcount required by other enterprises with similar network scale,” adds Kulkarni. “In fact, with the automation Infoblox provides, our two-person operations team can launch new services and spin up new machines, while monitoring workloads and adding capacity, without the need for manual intervention.”
Netskope has used the Infoblox DDI suite in an innovative manner to differentiate its offering and provide a superior experience for its customers to access applications in the cloud safely and reliably. With the increasing deployment of applications in hybrid clouds, Infoblox is helping thousands of enterprise customers govern applications in their on-premise or cloud-based datacenters across the world, providing the operational efficiency and risk management that is critical to today’s enterprises and their users.
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