SOURCE: CensorNet

CensorNet

April 06, 2016 07:00 ET

CensorNet Launches New Unified Security Service to Provide 360 Degree Protection From Modern Threat Vectors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2016) - CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, today announced the availability of its Unified Security Service, CensorNet USS. The new cloud-based solution empowers organizations to monitor and control the use of both web and cloud applications from a single management dashboard, and uses authentication technology to help administrators safeguard access to the service. CensorNet USS enables organizations to simultaneously protect employees against cyber-threats, accidental or intentional leaks of sensitive data, and also keep the business safe from the risks associated with cloud applications and Shadow IT. 

As new technologies emerge, cybercriminals continue to look for new weaknesses to exploit. With the exponential rise of cloud applications in today's digital workplace, organizations now need a 360 degree view of all data flow across all communications channels, regardless of where users access the data from or from what devices.

"Our vision is to provide organizations with the ability to correlate events across web, cloud applications, authentication and email through a single centralized management dashboard. By monitoring the data flow across these different channels, CensorNet USS is able to mine vast amounts of data and identify exactly who did what, where and when, and with which application. Organizations can easily pick up an analytical audit trail of what is happening in the event of a threat and swiftly act upon it," explains Ed Macnair, CEO, CensorNet. "USS has been designed to address today's cyber security challenges, which continue to evolve beyond the capability of legacy information security technologies. Technology by definition should be intelligent, progressive and forward thinking and USS is the embodiment of that very ethos." 

CensorNet was the first to market with a secure web gateway with built-in cloud application control to bridge the gap between traditional web security and cloud application control, providing organizations with full real-time visibility and control of all aspects of web access and cloud application use across all devices in a single solution. The company is building on the success of its on-premise web security with built-in cloud application control by moving the solution to the cloud.

New features include policies to control cloud application use that can be set at a granular level based on the individual or role, the device being used, the network connected to, specific functions within the application and the location of the user. For example, someone can have 'view only' access to an application that includes sensitive data when they are using a tablet in an airport, but are able to download or print that information when at their desktop and connected to the corporate network. These policies are enforced even when users attempt to circumvent controls by using anonymising proxy sites.

Garrett Bekker, Senior Analyst at 451 Research comments: "Enterprises can derive more value from security when they can see the complete, bigger picture. While web and email security can provide part of that picture by protecting against email or web-borne threats, enterprises will ultimately need to combine those with other techniques such as cloud application control and multi-factor authentication to help address the challenges of Shadow IT and obtain a more holistic view of their overall SaaS security posture."

CensorNet USS is available immediately. For more information visit www.censornet.com.

About CensorNet
CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, helps more than 4000 organizations and over 1.3 million users worldwide step up to the challenge of managing the rise of cloud applications in an increasingly mobile work environment. CensorNet Unified Security Service (USS) is a new-generation, comprehensive cloud based cyber security solution that provides organizations with greater visibility and control of web access, cloud application use, adaptive multi-factor authentication and email security in one single management dashboard. It gives organizations the power to address the security, audit, compliance and productivity issues associated with the growing use of cloud applications and devices; regardless of whether users are in-office or mobile. CensorNet USS also enables organizations to control Shadow IT and safely implement BYOD initiatives. The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, UK with further offices in San Francisco, US; Copenhagen, Denmark and Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit www.censornet.com