Desk Stop: Top 5 Cloud Services Employees Can't Access


An analysis of cloud services used in more than 100 large businesses found most employees had the ability to access Web-based file sharing, data storage and other services that introduce serious risks to security and privacy. The company found that employees used second- or third-tier services often containing deficient security controls, said Rajiv Gupta, founder and CEO of Skyhigh Networks.

Low-risk services are blocked 40 percent more than high-risk services, according to Gupta. Skyhigh Networks also found that 19 file sharing services are used by organizations on average. CRN pulled together a list of the five most restricted cloud services and the riskier alternatives that the restrictions introduce.

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