According to a Microsoft Study
- 80% of employees use unauthorized cloud applications.
- Employees in 91% of companies allow their personal accounts to access the company’s cloud storage.
- 70% of companies allow cloud administrator activities from unsecured networks outside the company.
- On average, companies share 13% of their files with external associates; a quarter of this data is publicly accessible.
The risks and potentially even sanctions that this entails are usually unknown. In many cases, IT management has lost track and therefore the ability to control the data. Blocking cloud applications or cloud web addresses in such cases, is mostly an elaborate and usually inadequate undertaking. New apps are launched on the market almost daily, meaning that restrictions can only fight the fires, but not stop their causes. In order to use all the benefits of cloud applications, companies need to strike the right balance between permissive access and control for the protection of important data.
The Microsoft Cloud App Security takes action at precisely this point. The vendor-neutral SaaS (Software as a Solution) approach comes with tools to detect shadow IT, assess possible risks, enforce policies, analyze activities and stop threats. This way, you keep your important company data under control.