For many organizations, the cloud has become the sole route to market for new application deployment. It affords greater agility and scalability, higher performance, and faster access to innovative technologies, all of which help businesses maintain a competitive edge. As a result, data and applications now reside in a multitude of cloud environments, including private and public clouds, spanning infrastructure, platform and software as a service – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, respectively. Confidently accelerating the move to the cloud requires consistent, automated protections across multi-cloud deployments that prevent data loss and business disruption. This paper highlights an innovative security approach that eliminates the wide range of cloud risks that can cause breaches, while enabling organizations to achieve consistent and frictionless cloud protections for multi-cloud environments.