TechValidate Research on Cisco Cloudlock

Cisco Cloudlock Case Study

Large Enterprise Professional Services Company


This case study of a large enterprise professional services 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.

“We’re implementing Cloudlock in phases, so far we’ve only done DLP but we’ve resolved over 15k incidents!”

“I really like how user-friendly Cloudlock is, even for someone like me that doesn’t come from a security background.”


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

  • Purchased Cloudlock to solve the following challenges:
    • More securely enable cloud app adoption
    • Protect sensitive organizational data
    • Meet compliance and governance requirements
    • Better detect account compromise
    • Better detect insider threats
    • Provide visibility into connected cloud apps

Use Case

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

  • 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
    • Sanction applications organization-wide


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Cisco Cloudlock:

  • Realized value from Cloudlock in > 1 week.
  • Achieved the following outcomes with Cloudlock:
    • Increased protection against data breaches
    • Improved compliance posture and lowered risk
    • Improved protection against account compromises
    • Achieved control over third-party cloud apps
    • Improved visibility into cloud usage
  • Decreased their data exposure with the use of Cloudlock by 70% to 79%.
  • Agrees Cloudlock’s role in their cloud app security is critical.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Cisco Cloudlock by TechValidate.

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