What do you like best?
Using this cloud service we have been able to identify shadow IT within my organization. This has allowed us to block high risk cloud services and encourage our users to use sanctioned cloud providers for corporate data.
When we started our audit we had assume a small number of cloud services were being used by our users, afterward we discovered a large about of unsanctioned and potentially high risk services were being used. With executive sponsorship we have been able to update and enforce new policies around cloud service usage.
In addition we have integrated the SkyHigh Global registry into our cloud service evaluation process, we use the risk rating to help identify which services should be considered for a project, and which can be dropped from our list vendors.
What do you dislike?
Initially the administrator interface was slow and sometimes screens would never load. However, over that last couple of updates performance has increase greatly.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Take advantage of the free security audit, you will fine that your users are using more cloud services than you ever considered.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
At first we were looking to block high risk cloud services that could be used to compromise company information through data exfiltration or just users not being aware of the risk. After reviewing the security audits with SkyHigh, we were able to not only identify those sites that were consider high risk, by category, but also to notify our user population of why the sites and solution they were using were not appropriate for company information. We have been able to update and enforce our policies, reduce the use of non-sanctioned cloud services and provide our users with a much more secure Internet experience.