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BMC Software Selects Skyhigh Networks to Enable and Accelerate Employee Use of Cloud Services

BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC), the global leader in enterprise IT management, selected Skyhigh Networks to enable and accelerate the adoption of public cloud services across their organization. As a leading provider of IT solutions, BMC has a very high bar in selecting solutions for internal use. After a comprehensive evaluation of several solutions, BMC selected Skyhigh for its significant value demonstrated during the proof-of-concept.

“Skyhigh enables us to embrace cloud services while ensuring the appropriate levels of privacy, compliance, and governance that our organization requires,” said Mark Settle, CIO at BMC Software. “So, rather than blocking the use of cloud services, we can now enable them to drive productivity and business agility without compromising security.”

In general, eight to ten times more cloud services are used than are approved or anticipated by IT. Skyhigh shines a light on Shadow IT by giving the organization a comprehensive view into its use of all cloud services. For each cloud service in use, Skyhigh delivers an objective risk assessment derived from over 35 attributes for each service to quickly identify data, business, and legal risks of these services.

Skyhigh analyzes the use of all cloud services to identify opportunities for IT to enable employees by subscribing to specific services, to reduce risk and cost by consolidating and better managing subscriptions, and to highlight anomalous behavior that may indicate a security breach, data leak, or compliance violation.

Skyhigh enforces the organization’s policies on the use of specific cloud services by controlling access, encrypting data with customer managed keys, preventing sensitive data from being disclosed (e.g., PII, PHI), and providing a live log of all accesses to specific cloud services. Finally, Skyhigh enables secure mobile access to approved cloud services without requiring any agent, footprint, or other friction to the end user.

“Organizations like BMC are embracing the cloud revolution head on, and this proactive approach allows IT departments to partner with lines of business and create a secure environment for the productive use of cloud services,” said Rajiv Gupta, founder and CEO of Skyhigh Networks. “With Skyhigh, we’re helping IT, once again, become an enabler for the organization.”

About Skyhigh Networks

Skyhigh Networks, the cloud visibility and enablement company, allows IT organizations to embrace cloud services while ensuring appropriate levels of security, compliance, and governance. With customers in financial services, professional services, healthcare, high technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and legal verticals, the company was a finalist for the RSA Conference 2013 Most Innovative Company award and was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is led by an experienced team and is venture-backed by Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit us at http://www.skyhighnetworks.com or follow us on Twitter @skyhighnetworks.

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