Governance & Risk Management , SASE , Video

Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri on Pushing Into SD-WAN, IoT Defense

How Endpoint DLP and IoT Security Tools Strengthen Netskope's SASE Platform
Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope

Netskope has built out a full SASE stack and helped large enterprises secure their physical devices through the recent acquisitions of Infiot and WootCloud.

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Founder and CEO Sanjay Beri says the purchase of SD-WAN provider Infiot in August will boost the convergence of networking and security and enable customers to quickly on-ramp users to the firm's security cloud. WootCloud, meanwhile, helped Netskope give customers visibility into IoT and OT devices and effectively enforce policies by setting guardrails around what users can and can't do, Beri says (see: Netskope Expands Into Cloud Networking With Infiot Purchase).

"The reality is people don't really know what cloud apps they're using until they bring us in," Beri says. "Similarly, many times they don't know what their devices are communicating with. And so what we've done with our WootCloud solution is similar to what we did for cloud."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Beri also discusses:

  • How Netskope's new endpoint data loss prevention tool fits into the company's vision;
  • How Netskope's approach to SSE differs from those of its rivals;
  • The potential for job cuts in the face of an economic downturn.

Beri has more than two decades of innovation and success in the cloud, networking and security industries. His unique business sense, technical acumen, vision for the future of the industry and unwavering focus on culture have helped him build a world-class team and iconic company. Prior to starting Netskope in 2012, Beri was vice president and general manager of Juniper Networks' secure access business unit, driving it to market leadership throughout his tenure. He is also the co-founder of one of the world's first data center encryption companies, Ingrian Networks, and has held leadership positions across numerous other security and networking companies.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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