2018 Shadow Data Report
Enterprise cloud applications and services adoption, use, content, and threats
Based on the analysis of over 22,000 cloud apps and services, 758 million documents, and over 1.4 billion emails and attachments. Gain actionable insights about your organization's cloud app usage and vulnerabilities, such as:
- The average enterprise has 1,516 cloud apps in use
- 13% of all files stored in the cloud are broadly shared, and 1% of these files contain compliance related data
- 32% of emails in the cloud are broadly shared, and 1% of these files contain compliance related data
Monitor and Control usage of any Cloud App
Increase productivity and ease of use while protecting against threats
Your users' increasing reliance on cloud apps creates greater vulnerability to threats and data loss. Protect your organization with granular visibility and in-line control of any cloud application with CloudSOC, recognized as a Leader by Forrester.
Source: Forrester Wave Report on Cloud Security Gateways (CSG)
- Control user transactions in real time for both sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps
- Safeguard and govern data with ContentIQ™ and integrated Symantec DLP
- Protect against threats with extensive user behavior analytics
- Integrate with access controls and data encryption
- Investigate and respond to security incidents
See and Control Any Cloud App, Even Unsanctioned Mobile Use
Extensive visibility driven by machine learning
With a unique ability to read any cloud app activity, our CASB gateway gives you broad and deep visibility that enhances security for your Cloud Generation users.
- StreamIQ™ intelligence for granular, real-time events extracted from cloud app traffic
- Harness extensive in-line visibility and control for all cloud apps
- Gain visibility and automated control over risky user activity based on sophisticated user behavior analytics (UBA)
Automatically Detect and Block Malicious Activity
Identify risky users and actions at a glance
Lock down security in cloud accounts using intuitive controls that automatically find and block risky actions and users. Safeguard your organization with data-science powered UBA and integrated Symantec anti-malware and advanced threat protection. CloudSOC automatically creates individualized user profiles, maps user activity, and compiles a live user ThreatScore.
- Detect high-risk behavior or compromised users with machine learning-based user ThreatScores
- Get at-a-glance diagnoses with visual threat map of high-risk user actions
- Automatically mitigate the impact of compromised accounts
- Detect sophisticated threats involving complex sequences
- Stop malware and advanced threats with Symantec threat protection
Protect Against Data Loss
Enforce DLP on cloud transactions in real time
Prevent classes of data leakage (either accidental or malicious) by identifying confidential data and controlling user cloud app transactions. CloudSOC CASB Gateway ensures cloud app security with real-time cloud DLP, optional integrated Symantec Data Loss Prevention, malware scanning, and encryption.
Use machine learning-assisted ContentIQ to automatically identify and classify at-risk data and implement policy controls that prevent data loss in-line, in real time. Symantec is the only CASB vendor offering integrated cloud app security that comprises Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders for CASB, DLP, and threat protection.
- Machine learning-assisted data identification
- Provides both automated and custom data classification profiles
- Monitors and prevents risky data exposures
- Integrated with our perennial leader’s quadrant Data Loss Prevention
Investigate Cloud Transactions for Incident Response
Search, filter, analyze, and report on granular cloud data
Quickly investigate areas of concern in cloud accounts. CloudSOC collects granular data on transactions using machine learning-assisted StreamIQ technology. Access that data through intuitive search and filtering functions and analyze it via powerful data visualizations and consolidated log reports.
- Granular transactional log data
- Intuitive and detailed analysis
- SIEM integration for incident response
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Symantec was named a January 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice* for Cloud Access Security Broker
"The product has allowed us to gain a broad view into our ever-growing Shadow IT services. Symantec Cloud SOC has a strong reporting structure which allows our team to know at a glance when users begin using questionable cloud services. The service integrated seamlessly with our on-premise Proxy and DLP environments, which has allowed us to extend DLP to our ever-growing external cloud services environment."
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Symantec named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways among 10 providers with 34 criteria evaluated.
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