Skyhigh Networks: CASB Product Overview and Insight

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Company information

Skyhigh Networks was founded in 2011 and began shipping its CASB product in January 2013. The company has raised more than $100 million in equity funding, with the most recent round in September 2016 raising $40 million. It was acquired by McAfee in late 2017.


Skyhigh for Shadow IT; Skyhigh for Office 365, Box, Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, ServiceNow, Google Drive; Skyhigh for Custom Applications.

Target market

Large enterprises and mid-market.

Notable Features

  • Threat protection: Skyhigh applies machine learning algorithms and cross references behavior across multiple applications, analyzing billions of events to highlight a handful of real threats. For example, the platform would recognize heightened risk if an employee downloaded an abnormally large amount of data from Salesforce and accessed a high-risk file sharing application in the same day.
  • DLP: Skyhigh has its own cloud DLP engine with fingerprinting capabilities and also integrates with on-premises DLP providers to extend existing policies. For example, if an employee uploads a file containing confidential intellectual property to SharePoint Online, Skyhigh's platform could block the upload, quarantine the file, and notify a cloud security administrator.
  • Compliance: Skyhigh provides compliance policies tailored for different requirements like PCI or HIPAA and has a dedicated GDPR tool for companies regulated by the EU data protection law.
  • Supported cloud applications include: Microsoft Office 365, Box, Salesforce, Slack, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, ServiceNow, Dropbox, Google Drive.

Industry strengths

Financial services, healthcare and manufacturing verticals.

Security qualifications

FedRAMP, ISO 27018 certified.

Method of delivery

Cloud, software or appliance.

Technology (API, proxy or hybrid):

A combination of API and proxy architecture depending on the customer use case.


Skyhigh offers customers cloud visibility and control on a per-user, per-year basis. If needed, customers can also buy application-specific products (e.g. Skyhigh for Office 365, Skyhigh for Salesforce, etc.), for API-based controls (for east-west traffic) or for application-specific functionality (e.g. structured data encryption).

CASB revenues

Not disclosed.

Approximate number of paying customers

More than 600.