For now, we are scanning all the HTTP traffic with the cloud-based solution, the cloud broker solution. We are using it as a network proxy. It will detect all the data you are using. Let's say you go to Google Drive to try to upload something. In our case, we are putting up some rules or restrictions so that you can't upload PDFs or Word files, or maybe you can add Word files with limitations, like without any personal information, including name, pin number, date of birth. It's more like we are controlling the PII, the personal information with the solution, so that we restrict users from uploading whatever they want on the internet.
The solution itself is good because it categorizes many websites on its own, like the website or solution you trust. For instance, Yahoo is a good website. You can let your employees use Yahoo, but let's say a website like yandex.com is a little bit fishy, so they will put it into a category like server content. We can put in rules according to this. We can only allow the website with Netskope first.
We have to pay extra for some of those features, but we can connect our infrastructure like GCB. We can connect our instance via API so that Netskope itself scans whatever in our GCB storage or Azure Block storage. If someone is storing PII information, it can declare some alerts or restrict access to that particular file. It's mostly for this kind of solution, but there are many other things that you can do with the solution.
We have more than 30,000 workstations. The client version is 90, but we are using 87. Every three or four months, we do an installation for all the clients and workstations. That's maybe why we are not on the latest client version, but it works fine. There haven't been any problems with that. They launch one new version every month.
Normally on your side, you don't need anything. You only need to install the client on your workstation. After that, it's up to you. If you have everything already on cloud, like if you are using Azure AD, you can connect your Azure-ready account with their account for the same purposes and upload all the data of your users so that their solutions know about your environment. If you are not using cloud, you can provide an Excel list of all your users so they can register those users so you aren't paying more than you are consuming. You can install the agents on 1,000 PCs, but they are only working with the users and environment they are deployed on.
If I have 500 users and install on 1,000 PCs, I'm only paying for 500 users because now they work from home. Everyone has one Mac, one Windows device, or maybe one Linux device, but they are using the same username with the organization. We are paying the license for one user, even if we are using the client on multiple devices. The working environment is not a big mess. If you're on hybrid or 100% cloud based, or even if you are 100% in-house in your data center, you can go with the solution. There aren't any limitations.