PwC deepens relationship with Skyhigh to manage Cloud risk

PwC deepens relationship with Skyhigh to manage Cloud risk

Cloud governance and security platform targets enterprise Cloud deployments

PwC has extended its partnership with Cloud access security broker, Skyhigh Networks, by including the vendor’s offering into its Cloud governance-as-a-service (CGaaS) offering.

The managed service offering will leverage Skyhigh’s Cloud access security broker for its governance and security platform for enterprise deployments of Cloud applications such as Office 365, Salesforce, Box, and Dropbox.

In a company statement, it said the ability to build a Cloud governance function within organisations and staff it with appropriately skilled resources is challenging in the current Australian skills-shortage climate.

The company said the relationship aims to address this and enables the next wave of Cloud adoption.

“Organisations face a new set of challenges managing risk from thousands of employees on sanctioned Cloud platforms,” PwC Australia partner and Australian Digital Trust leader, Peter Malan, said.

“Even though enterprise Cloud providers have made significant investments in security, organisations are ultimately responsible for managing risk from use of these Cloud services by internal and external users.

"Skyhigh Networks and PwC Australia will now deliver risk management at scale for the trusted Cloud services organisations use to host their most sensitive data and operations.”

PwC Australia said its CGaaS can help organisations gain visibility of risk across thousands of employees and millions of transactions worldwide and implement the appropriate governance processes to ensure the risks are adequately managed.

Skyhigh Networks business development vice-president, Chris Cesio, said collaboration and ease of use are fundamental tenets of Cloud use, but these attributes can also lead to accidental and unintentional threats when corporate data is involved.

“Companies need to consistently enforce security, compliance, and governance across millions of data transactions across multiple cloud applications," he added.

"We are delighted to expand our joint business relationship with PwC Australia and provide the CASB platform behind PwC Australia’s CGaaS offering."

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