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Skyfence Offers Free Cloud Discovery Tool for Visibility into SaaS App Usage and Risks

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Skyfence Offers Free Cloud Discovery Tool for Visibility into SaaS App Usage and Risks

September 02, 2014
By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

Skyfence, a Redwood Shores, a California-based company that specializes in cloud application automation and visibility solutions, has released a free version of its Cloud Discovery tool.

Cloud Discovery is designed to eliminate "IT blind spots," according to Skyfence. The Software-as-a-service (SaaS (News - Alert)) app discovery tool "uncovers cloud apps by inspecting data in user access logs across the enterprise."

Skyfence offers users with an inventory of all Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and services along with risk information that enables IT staff to determine which apps need to be managed, blocked or actively monitored to mitigate security threats.

How can enterprises leverage Cloud Discovery for greater visibility into their cloud app usage and risks? Skyfence Cloud Discovery Free enables organizations improved visibility and control over the adoption of cloud apps, so they can manage their safe and productive use.

Generally, cloud apps for sales, marketing, finance, IT, human resources and engineering functions are easy for employees to adopt, but difficult for IT to discover and monitor.

The Skyfence Cloud Discovery tool can generate cloud usage reports because it allows IT and security administrators to import existing log files from various firewall, security information and event management (SIEM) and Web proxy solutions. It enables enterprises to better understand app usage, activities and traffic volumes. The tool can be downloaded and run locally on any Mac or Windows system.

Ofer Hendler, CEO of Skyfence, in a statement, "Most companies recognize that cloud apps pose a potential security threat, but lack the tools to assess the depth and breadth of the problem, While many vendors are charging high fees for visibility into SaaS apps, the Skyfence Cloud Discovery Free Tool makes it easy and affordable to quickly, securely and accurately discover cloud app usage and risks across an organization."

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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