TechValidate Research on Cisco Cloudlock

Cisco Cloudlock Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Hardware Company


This case study of a large enterprise computer hardware company is based on a December 2017 survey of Cisco Cloudlock customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The biggest security outcomes we’ve seen are in the areas of third party OAuth App detection for G Suite and reg-ex policies for Google Drive where we can ensure that company IP is not being over shared.”


The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Cisco Cloudlock:

  • Purchased Cloudlock to solve the following challenge:
    • In 2011, Google Apps did not provide many administration or reporting capabilities for Google Drive and Google Sites.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Cisco Cloudlock that the surveyed company uses:

  • Purchased Cloudlock for the following reason:
    • For its reporting, metrics, and administration capabilities in the area of Google Drive and Google Sites.
  • For connected applications, Cloudlock helped them to:
    • Identify theĀ OAuth applications users have self-enabled
    • Understand the risk of OAuth applications connected to their environment
    • Block malicious and/or overprivileged applications


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Cisco Cloudlock:

  • Achieved the following outcomes with Cloudlock:
    • Improved protection against account compromises
    • Achieved control over third-party cloud apps
    • Improved visibility into cloud usage
  • States Cloudlock’s role in their cloud app security is very important.

About This Data

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