Canada has selected Netskope as a preferred cloud access security broker under Shared Services Canada’s cybersecurity procurement vehicle.
Netskope said it won the CSPV slot after passing a competitive process to determine if a commercial CASB meets the wide-ranging requirements of Canadian government organizations and agencies.
The services that qualified brokers provide to government users include software-as-a-service applications at all locations.
Through framework agreements, government cloud users have access to eight cloud service providers, as per the Canadian government’s Cloud Services website.
According to Netskope, CASB services aim to boost the security of the cloud-based services of the Canadian government’s departments, including prevention, detection and rapid response to cyberthreats.
The company said government agencies using its Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge can quickly identify and run cloud applications, whether managed or unmanaged, while preventing malicious exfiltration of sensitive data.
Netskope’s federal regional manager, Paul Tanasi, noted the Canadian government agencies’ growing reliance on allowing “users direct-to-cloud access to SaaS applications and to web applications” because of the new norm of a hybrid workforce.
Netskope’s CASB solution will provide confident use of “cloud applications and services without sacrificing security or performance,” he added.