Skyhigh Networks, the cloud access security company, today announced it has been named a Top 25 Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor of 2013 by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot technology startups making an impact on the channel and an impression on the technology industry as a whole. These up-and-coming technology vendors have recently introduced a new product or technology that is not only innovative, but generates the high margins solution providers require in today’s competitive marketplace.
The Skyhigh Networks Cloud Services Manager is a zero footprint, cloud-based, multi-tenant service that discovers, analyzes, and secures cloud services in use within an organization. In minutes, Skyhigh Networks discovers all cloud services accessed by employees and provides an objective 1-to-10 risk rating for each service.
Skyhigh analyzes the usage of discovered cloud services and detects anomalies that may indicate potentially harmful use or information leakage. Skyhigh also compares actual use of all services within a category (e.g. cloud storage) and identifies opportunities to eliminate redundant services, consolidate subscriptions, and reduce costs.
Finally, with just three clicks, Skyhigh enables IT security teams to easily enforce critical access and security policies for cloud services. Skyhigh’s access control, application auditing, data encryption, data loss prevention, and cloud-to-cloud control capabilities ensure that employees can safely and securely access cloud services at work, at home, or on the road from any mobile device all without requiring an agent on the device or affecting the user experience.
“Any technology vendor can claim to offer innovative products and groundbreaking technology, but only a select group can truly impact the marketplace with their offerings,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. “The companies named to the 2013 Emerging Vendor list offer solutions that deliver as promised while creating the high margins that solution providers demand. We congratulate all the vendors for their commitment to delivering technological innovations that map to the needs of the dynamic channel market.”
Skyhigh’s Partner Program collaborates with global system integrators and consulting firms, cloud and IT consulting firms, national and regional resellers, and managed security service providers. Skyhigh enables partners to guide their customers through the entire cloud adoption lifecycle, expand their service offerings, and grow their businesses.
“CRN is the industry’s leading resource for valuable information on channel news, research and events, and it’s especially rewarding to not only be included on its top emerging technology vendor list, but to be named as a select ‘Coolest Vendor’ of the year,” said Kamal Shah, Skyhigh Networks VP of Products and Marketing. “This industry honor validates feedback from industry analysts and organizations that Skyhigh is the only company that addresses the entire cloud adoption lifecycle, from discovery of shadow IT, to objective risk assessment of all cloud services, to analysis of anomalous use, to comprehensive protection of corporate data in the cloud. ”
The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2007 or later, and have revenue less than $1 billion. To view the list and read the editorial accompaniment, visit the CRN website. The list will also be featured in the August issue of CRN magazine.
About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales.
About Skyhigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks (skyhighnetworks.com), the cloud access security company, enables companies to embrace cloud services with appropriate levels of security, compliance, and governance while lowering overall risk and cost. With customers in financial services, healthcare, high technology, media, manufacturing, and legal verticals, the company was a finalist for the RSA Conference 2013 Most Innovative Company award and was recently named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is led by an experienced team and is venture-backed by Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital.