Netskope issued second patent for cloud services

Netskope has been awarded United States Patent 9,398,102 for delivering granular visibility, and enforcing granular policy and data security for cloud delivered services, the company said.

This is the company´s second comprehensive patent this year. The first one was awarded for its multi-mode methodology for steering traffic to and from cloud apps. This patent complements the first by recognizing the company´s ability to enforce cloud policy controls at a granular data or activity level.

The patent affirms the intellectual property of Netskope in enabling IT to enforce policies across any cloud app, app instance, or app category based on multi-condition activities such as sharing intellectual property outside of the company, downloading regulated data to a BYOD device, or editing financial data without authorization.

Netskope, a cloud access security broker (CASB), helps enterprises find, understand and secure sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps.