A perfect solution that provides security and protection, improves the latency, and is very easy to set up
What is our primary use case?
We're one of the handful of partners in Canada for Netskope. We're a platinum partner, and we do the architecture design and provide other services to our clients. We also use this solution internally because my company is 100% SaaS, and DLP, governance, and all that stuff is very important to me.
Pros and Cons
"With private access or next-gen VPN, they are able to keep you secure, but they are invisible in terms of how they do it. Anybody working from home and trying to bring up VPN quickly can pretty much get VPN up and running in a matter of minutes because this doesn't require any VPN technology on-prem. All the VPN technologies that you're using to access applications on-premise can be eliminated by using their software. If you're accessing Microsoft 365 or salesforce.com, you can go straight out from your home office or home internet to that application rather than having to come through a VPN. It still has all the policies enforced, and it mitigates any business risks in terms of how that user is accessing that application and what they're doing inside of it. VPN piece is really critical, especially at this time of Covid, and your latency also goes down.
Your latency gets better by using the platform because they're intercepting your traffic, routing it through their local data center, and then sending it to whichever SaaS service or whatever you're going to. It does it better, faster, and quicker with all your governance policies enforced, rather than you having to go through your data center. So, all the traffic gets hauls there, and then that traffic has got to route somewhere else, and then it has got to go up to the cloud. Your latency actually goes down. They can guarantee 15 milliseconds or less pretty much across anywhere on the planet for about 95% or 90% of it."
"I would like to see them go down the path of including SD-WAN. Currently, they don't do SD-WAN. If they could somehow natively do that inside of the platform, that would be amazing. I don't know if they're going to do it, but it would be amazing if they do."
What other advice do I have?
They do one software or one platform. They are the leading CASBY platform in the world. What they can do, nobody can do. They've advanced their software over the last several years to allow people to also do secure web gateway. Now, they're competing with Zscaler, but Zscaler can't do CASBY the way they do. There is private access VPN, and there's also a feature for a public cloud. For a public cloud, they can continuously monitor or assess any misconfiguration in AWS EC2 instances, Azure, or Google, and correct it. They are also expanding. They can also help you with compliance. Let's say…