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Cloud Service Reins In Shadow IT

With its application analytics service, Netskope aims to help companies control rogue use of cloud applications by employees.

IT executives contending with cloud application sprawl have a new tool to help them get a handle on things.

Netskope emerged from a year of “stealth mode” this week, introducing its own cloud-based service designed to give companies deep analytics about the cloud applications their employees are using, and thus enable them to better guide that usage. It also revealed two big name customers --Vegas.com and Universal Music Group --and released a ranking of the most enterprise-ready cloud apps.

The goal of Netskope’s service, CEO Sanjay Beri said in a phone interview, isn’t to snuff out rogue use of the cloud by business units and individual employees, but rather to help rein it in just a bit. Beri said CIOs have been at a loss as to how to handle the proliferation of cloud apps being used outside of their purview, and Netskope offers a simple piece of advice.

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