TechValidate Research on Cisco Cloudlock

Cisco Cloudlock Case Study

Educational Institution


This case study of an educational institution is based on a December 2017 survey of Cisco Cloudlock customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We gained visibility into data loss with Cloudlock.”


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

  • Purchased Cloudlock to solve the following challenges:
    • Protect sensitive organizational data
    • Meet compliance and governance requirements

Use Case

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

  • Purchased Cloudlock for the following reason:
    • Ease of deployment
    • Threat insight
    • Ease of use
  • For connected applications, Cloudlock helped them to:
    • Understand the risk of OAuth applications connected to their environment
    • Block malicious and/or overprivileged applications


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Cisco Cloudlock:

  • Achieved the following outcomes with Cloudlock:
    • Improved compliance posture and lowered risk
    • Improved protection against account compromises
  • Decreased their data exposure with the use of Cloudlock by up to 50%.
    *States Cloudlock’s role in their cloud app security is important.

About This Data

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

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