Netskope, a secure cloud provider announced a series of enhancements to their Netskope Security Cloud SASE platform. They include the platform’s first integration of SSPM [SaaS Security Posture Management] and cloud firewall. Remote browser isolation [RBI], which was previously available but OEMed, has been replaced with Netskope native technology. Additionally, there have been major improvements to Netskope Private Access [NPA], a cloud-native ZTNA [Zero Trust Network Access service].  

“The Netskope platform has brought some brand spanking new things with a Wow factor, and these new capabilities which we are announcing make them even more important,” said Sasi Murthy, VP of product and solutions marketing at Netskope. 

“As threat actors continue to target organizations around the world, implementing innovative security solutions is key to protecting network infrastructure,” says Ahmed Shah, senior vice president of strategic alliances at Optiv. “Collaborating with partners like Netskope allows us to help clients accelerate their digital transformation.” 

A standard architecture, common administration dashboard, user-friendly policy engine, unified client, and AI/ML intelligence are all used by the tightly integrated Netskope Security Cloud to deliver greater security, faster performance, and a lower total cost of ownership. 

For businesses transforming their security and networking to meet the needs of branch offices and a remote-first workforce, Netskope Cloud Firewall is a firewall-as-a-service solution that helps reduce complexity, lower overall operational costs, prevent a degraded user experience and accelerate time-to-value. 

Netskope Cloud Firewall is fully integrated into the Netskope Security Cloud and provides network security for all outbound ports and protocols for safe, direct-to-internet access using the Netskope client on managed devices or via GRE and IPsec tunnels for offices. Additionally, it offers 5-tuple policy controls, user and group IDs, FQDNs, and wildcards for egress firewall settings, plus seamless FTP ALG support, and full logging (TCP, UDP, ICMP) with event export, including intoNetskope Advanced Analytics. At last, also provides centralized access control, providing simplified management for users and branch offices using one console, one policy engine, and one security platform.