“With Extended Shadow IT, admins will have the ability to clearly see the exact accounts and emails used for SaaS apps like Google, Microsoft 365, Slack, AWS, and hundreds more, all differentiated by corporate and personal accounts,” Agarwal said. “With this heightened visibility, admins can not only monitor how much data is being transferred, and what type of authentication security employees have in place, but can also use this information to drive more informed policy creation and enforcement ensuring the highest level of security for their organization.”
Monitoring personal and corporate types of access will allow organizations to monitor if and how much corporate data is being transferred to personal accounts. The dope.swg subscription gives users complete access to all of Dope’s secure web gateway features. This includes integrated URL filtering, SSL inspection with one-click error bypass, instant policy push, extended shadow IT monitoring, comprehensive cloud application controls, and customizable user and group-based policies.
The combination of SWG and shadow IT monitoring capabilities is not something that is standard in other products, according to the company. The ability to get visibility into shadow IT is usually derived from disparate applications and locations.
“With other vendors, this capability is typically found as part of their CASB [cloud access security broker ] solution, which sits in a completely separate console at an additional cost and won’t show the personal versus corporate differentiation,” Agarwal said