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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

Skyhigh is an industry leader in:

-Technology and Innovation: Skyhigh was the first cloud access security broker and “first to write the rules” for this technology.[1] Skyhigh championed the frictionless approach to cloud security with its reverse-proxy and API implementation. Skyhigh has secured patents across all areas of the product, including monitoring algorithms, encryption schemes, reverse proxy authentication, and log processing. Furthermore, Skyhigh continues to innovate, with a key mobile-to-cloud patent granted in Fall 2015. [2]
1. https://uploads.skyhighnetworks.com/2014/09/451-Group-Report-Skyhigh-and-the-Cloud-App-Control-Market.pdf
2. http://searchcloudsecurity.techtarget.com/news/4500254452/Skyhigh-Networks-obtains-cloud-security-patent-for-CASB-platform

-Strategic Business Alignment:
Skyhigh has the largest cloud service registry, with risk ratings for over 16,000 service providers. Skyhigh’s CloudTrust program brings transparency and trust to the cloud industry. [1] Skyhigh has secured partnerships with all key cloud service providers, including Salesforce, Box, Jive, ServiceNow, Microsoft, Dropbox, and Google. This fall, Skyhigh was granted exclusive early access to the Microsoft Graph API for Office 365 [2] and announced with partnerships with Cisco, PWC, Bay Dynamics, Okta, and Centrify. Previous technology partnerships include Safenet, Palo Alto Networks, and Ping Identity.
1. http://www.bsminfo.com/doc/skyhigh-networks-registry-eliminates-csp-comparison-guesswork-0001
2. https://www.skyhighnetworks.com/press/leading-cloud-access-security-broker-casb-skyhigh-networks-announces-comprehensive-support-for-microsoft-office-365-graph/

-Market share:
Skyhigh has more than 500 enterprise customers and 23+ million users. Proven at 25% of the Fortune 500 and with 5x more customers than any other CASB, Skyhigh is the clear market leader.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

The benefits of cloud are undeniable: companies who embrace cloud services improve time to market and process efficiency while reducing operational and IT maintenance costs. But even enterprise-ready cloud services require an extra layer of security. Cloud usage is based on the shared liability model; even “secure” cloud services can be used in risky ways.

As corporate data moves to the cloud and employees access data from mobile devices, they bypass existing security technologies, creating what Gartner calls a “SaaS security gap”. Skyhigh, as the first and leading cloud access security broker (CASB), offers a control point for enforcing security policies across cloud services. Skyhigh’s customers extend on-premises controls to the cloud so they can confidently employ SaaS applications for core business functions. By 2020, Gartner predicts 85% of enterprises will secure their cloud usage using a CASB, up from less than 1% in 2012.

Skyhigh has taken a platform approach based on a frictionless reverse proxy and API architecture to offer visibility and security for all SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS applications in use. Skyhigh caters to four specific functionalities: visibility into cloud usage and risk, monitoring and enforcement to maintain regulatory compliance, data security including function-preserving encryption and key management, and threat protection aimed at detecting and preventing compromised accounts and malicious usage.

Cisco had a critical requirement to capture a detailed audit trail of all Salesforce activity, report any anomalous behavior in real-time, and eliminate data loss to compromised accounts or insider threats.

A Fortune 10 multinational conglomerate needed to enforce collaboration policies to make sure that only employees and partners were invited to collaborate in Box.

DirecTV needed to encrypt sensitive data going to Jive across 30,000 users to meet their PCI compliance requirements.

Skyhigh has successfully delivered all of these capabilities.

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