Pioneering online gaming company Microgaming secures cloud strategy with Netskope


Netskope, the leader in cloud security, has today announced that award-winning Isle of Man based online gaming software supplier Microgaming is using Netskope’s Security Cloud as a central pin in its five-year info security strategy, designed to support the movement of key business applications to the cloud.

The Netskope Security Cloud provides unrivalled visibility and real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites and private apps from anywhere, on any device. With the intention of migrating to the cloud with Office 365, Microgaming selected Netskope’s combined Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and next generation Secure Web Gateway (NG-SWG) to map every web and cloud transaction, enabling it to understand user activity across all SaaS and IaaS services, and any website. Netskope also unifies Microgaming’s policy management across both cloud and web traffic from a single cloud native platform.

Microgaming’s Information Security Manager Samantha Hoffmann commented, “It was obvious that our organisational workflows would benefit hugely from Office 365, but we could not make the move while our traditional web-proxy security infrastructure was unable to provide insight into cloud traffic. We have been able to migrate to the cloud because our Netskope Security Cloud has given us the borderless visibility and control we need.”

Netskope is providing Microgaming with real-time controls between users and the cloud, the protection of sensitive information and the ability to control shadow IT. Netskope immediately identified 700 unsanctioned cloud apps being used within the Microgaming and Netskope’s Cloud Confidence Index (CCI) provides ongoing assessment of the security credentials of any cloud application. With specific regard to Office 365, Netskope provides visibility of data at rest (in particular data that might be shared), audits traffic to the Teams collaboration tool, and allows management of enterprise cloud access from unmanaged devices.

Grant Reynolds, Regional Sales Manager for Netskope commented, “Microgaming chose Netskope after a competitive tender, and we have now completed a fast and highly successful implementation. We don’t walk away at this point; as well as helping Microgaming to improve DLP rules using their new infrastructure, our Customer Success Team is working with the info security team to support its ongoing targets around employee experience, resource management, uptime, number of security incidents and the smooth running of the remediation process.”