Imperva Skyfence Delivers New Data Governance Capabilities to Discover and Protect Sensitive and Regulated Data Stored in File-Sync Services

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperva, Inc., (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today unveiled a new release of its Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway, a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution. This release includes enhanced data loss prevention (DLP) and new data governance features to help global organizations mitigate the security and compliance risks associated with employee use of file-sync services, such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Box and Dropbox.

According to the Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Access Security Brokers published on October 22, 2015, “The forces of cloud and mobility fundamentally change how "packets" (and the data in them) move between users and applications. This causes a need to adjust the list and the priorities of investment in security controls for an organization consuming cloud services. Security leaders should deploy CASB for the centralized control of multiple services that would otherwise require individual management.”1

With the growing use of cloud-based file-sync services, organizations are looking for tools to gain greater visibility and control over information being sent to and stored in them to meet compliance regulations, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and SOX, and to better protect sensitive data. To address this business need, Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway delivers new data governance capabilities that extends its DLP support by enabling organizations to scan corporate files stored in cloud-based file-sync services, identify those containing highly sensitive information or regulated data and automatically identify exposure. The Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway can protect against data leakage and enforce a remediation workflow tailored to each specific file. This latest release also includes new reporting that details compliance exposures, file analytics, and remediation actions.

“As enterprises employ more cloud applications for business critical functions, they need governance capabilities that are on par with those used for their on-premises applications,” said Ofer Hendler, General Manager for the Skyfence product line at Imperva. “This release of Skyfence solidifies Imperva as a leading vendor that offers integrated account and data governance capabilities for CASB.”

Pricing and Availability
The new version of the Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway is available immediately from Imperva and its business partners worldwide. Imperva Skyfence customers with current maintenance and support agreements can obtain the new functionality at no additional cost.

For more information on the new release of Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway, please visit here. To access the blog, please click here.

To learn more about file-sync vulnerabilities, please read the Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative report entitled, “Man In the Cloud Attacks.”

[1] Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Access Security Brokers, Craig Lawson, Neil MacDonald and Brian Lowans, October 22, 2015.

About Imperva
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more:, our blog, on Twitter.

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