Netskope Expands Its NewEdge Network with New Data Center in Vienna, Austria

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Serving millions of enterprise users around the world, Netskope NewEdge is a “carrier-grade” security private cloud network that is reserved exclusively for Netskope customers. The addition of the company’s Vienna data center would enhance the NewEdge infrastructure in Europe and demonstrates an increased investment in the region.

The opening of this new data center in Austria would translate into improved coverage for Netskope services. With higher performance and lower latency, especially important for companies headquartered in the region or multinationals with a presence in Eastern Europe.

“With the Vienna data center, users not only in Austria, but also in countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, and Turkey have seen an up to 10x performance improvement,” said Jason Hofmann, Vice President of Platform Architecture and Services at Netskope. “As the world’s most well-connected network for cloud security and data protection, it’s our mission to remove the traffic jams or unpredictable performance typical of other cloud security solutions, like those built on public cloud infrastructure. Customers no longer need to choose between security and performance because Netskope delivers both.”

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Netskope NewEdge is built by industry veterans representing “the largest and most performant networks ever built.” NewEdge delivers inline security services through a carrier-grade global infrastructure based on advanced application and network optimization technologies and processes.

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“With the Vienna data center, users not only in Austria, but also in countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, and Turkey have seen an up to 10x performance improvement,” said Jason Hofmann, Vice President of Platform Architecture and Services at Netskope.

As a private cloud network, NewEdge would optimize connectivity with its “resilient” global architecture. The network is directly peered with major providers, mitigating the challenge of the public Internet. This would enhance the overall user experience, resulting in a “better web, cloud, and private application performance for most Netskope customers.”

The Netskope Security Cloud, delivered on NewEdge, provides visibility and real-time data and threat protection for cloud services, websites, and private apps accessed from anywhere, on any device. Netskope has combined “next-generation” SWG capabilities, CASB, Cloud Security Posture Management, Zero Trust Network Access, and advanced machine learning to detect unauthorized data exfiltration and advanced threat protection.

To accelerate deployment and simplify administration for network teams, Netskope would support flexible options for steering traffic to the NewEdge network. This includes Netskope’s lightweight client for managed devices or a traditional proxy auto-config (PAC) file-based approach. NewEdge also works “seamlessly” with a user’s existing router, firewall, and proxy investments utilizing IPSec/GRE tunnels or proxy chaining, as well as plug-and-play integrations with SD-WAN solutions. To extend security and data protection to unmanaged users and devices, Netskope would also support an extensive set of clientless options to enable any web-based, SaaS application.