DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 03, 2023
Veza, the authorization platform for data security, today announced Veza for SaaS Apps, a solution to deliver access security and governance across SaaS applications, including Salesforce, JIRA, Coupa, Netsuite, GitHub, Gitlab, Slack, and Bitbucket. The solution allows customers to automate access reviews, find and fix privilege access violations, trim privilege sprawl, and prevent SaaS misconfigurations. With this solution, Veza secures the attack surface associated with SaaS apps while enabling continuous compliance with frameworks like Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 27001, SOC 2, and GDPR.
Organizations today maintain an average of 125 different SaaS applications, costing $1,040 per employee annually, according to Gartner’s 2022 Market Guide for SaaS Management. As SaaS grows in popularity, security and identity teams are under pressure to manage security risks associated with the spread of data in these apps.
“SaaS applications are everywhere, holding sensitive data like customer lists, financials, and employee data. This is a new attack surface for the threat actors who misuse identity,” said Tarun Thakur, CEO and co-founder of Veza. “Conventional IAM techniques like authentication are not enough to secure access to data in SaaS apps. We are excited to introduce Veza for SaaS Apps to help our customers protect sensitive data against credential theft, malicious attacks and accidental exposure, putting SaaS access security within reach.”
The Veza solution includes integrations to 15 popular SaaS applications, including Salesforce, JIRA, Confluence, Coupa, Netsuite, GitHub, Gitlab, Slack, and Bitbucket. Because Veza uses an out-of-band approach to integrate with apps and systems, customers can integrate in less than a day, unlocking unprecedented visibility and control in just hours.
“Using Veza, we have been able to achieve end-to-end visibility over access permissions across our enterprise app stack, including Salesforce,” said Brian Miller, Director, Security Governance, Risk and Compliance at Achieve. “As our customer base continues to expand, Veza helps us maintain least privilege over sensitive financial customer data, giving us the confidence to adopt new apps at lightspeed.”
Capabilities of the Veza solution include:
Privileged Access Monitoring. Veza alerts security teams when there are new grants of privileged access and privilege drift in SaaS apps, such as new local admins in Salesforce. Veza monitors both human identities and machine identities like service accounts and third-party integrations.
User Access Reviews and Entitlement Certifications. Veza automates the identity governance and administration process of periodic access reviews, using workflow rules to route requests for certification and providing decision-makers with authorization context to choose the least-permissive role. Veza makes it possible to graduate from periodic batches to “continuous compliance.”
SaaS Misconfigurations. Veza monitors SaaS apps for administrative misconfigurations and policy violations with over 100 pre-built queries to monitor and detect common misconfigurations in permissions and access controls. For example, Veza alerts the security team when users have access to sensitive data but do not have MFA (multi-factor authentication) enabled.
SaaS applications contain sensitive data. Securing the access to this data in SaaS apps is complicated given the application-specific RBAC (role-based access control) that grants permissions to humans and services. Because security teams can’t see the reality of who can do what with data, SaaS apps are vulnerable to privilege sprawl and risky misconfigurations. The Veza Authorization Platform creates a comprehensive graph of identity-to-data by ingesting and organizing the authorization metadata (RBAC) from SaaS apps, cloud providers, data systems, and identity providers.
Veza is the authorization platform for data security. Identity and security professionals use Veza to modernize access governance for the new data and SaaS apps landscape. By automating the work of finding and fixing excessive permissions on a continuous basis, Veza helps organizations achieve Least Privilege. Veza’s unique approach ingests metadata from any SaaS app or data system, organizes it as an authorization graph, and makes it searchable in real-time. Global enterprises like Blackstone, Wynn Resorts, and Expedia trust Veza to protect sensitive data and automate access reviews. Founded in 2020, Veza is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, and is funded by Accel, Bain Capital, Ballistic Ventures, GV, Norwest Venture Partners, and True Ventures. Visit us at veza.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
BigID | March 17, 2023
BigID, the leading platform for data security, compliance, privacy, and governance, today introduced purpose-built AI and ML-based data discovery and classification capabilities designed to quickly and easily detect secrets across enterprise data and reduce risk from potential data breaches and leaks.
Secrets - including as API keys, tokens, usernames and passwords, and security certificates - are commonly shared, cloned, and distributed across enterprise data environments as a means for better collaboration and efficiency. Unfortunately, the proliferation of secrets across these environments increases the attack surface and quickly raises security risks. Data containing secrets can inadvertently get pushed into production, while other secrets can be exposed to internal and external bad actors.
With BigID's native secrets detection capabilities, organizations can:
Scan for secrets across the entire software development ecosystem including GitLab, GitHub, Jira, Confluence, Powershell scripts, Slack, and hundreds of other data sources across the environment
Detect secrets faster and more accurately using patented AI and ML-based data classification techniques
Proactively protect secrets with streamlined and automated remediation to continually mitigate the threat of exposure
"Secrets-in-code remains one of the most overlooked vulnerabilities in security, despite being a priority target in some of the biggest breaches of late," said Tyler Young, CISO at BigID. "BigID's purpose-built AI and ML-based data discovery and classification give security teams speed and confidence to protect secrets from unwanted exposure so they don't become another headline."
BigID enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for data-centric security, privacy, compliance and governance. Customers deploy BigID to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their regulated, sensitive, and personal data across their data landscape. BigID has been recognized for its data intelligence innovation as a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100, the 2021 Inc 5000 as the #19th fastest growing company and #1 in Security, the 2021 and 2022 Deloitte 500, and an RSA Innovation Sandbox winner.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | April 20, 2023
Lookout, Inc., the endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced the availability of Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security, the industry's most advanced mobile endpoint detection and response (EDR) offering for managed security service providers (MSSPs). This solution enables MSSPs to deliver a complete turn-key program for identifying risk, protecting sensitive data and securing their customers' mobile devices. With Lookout's Mobile EDR, MSSPs can help organizations reduce the risk of a data breach through mobile phishing, ransomware and exploitation of device and app vulnerabilities.
While businesses are adapting to the "new normal" of remote working and continuing to invest in mobile devices, many are still struggling with keeping up with mobile security. According to industry data, less than half of SMBs specifically have any form of mobile security in place1 – as a result mobile threats are on the rise year over year. In Lookout's recent Global State of Mobile Phishing report, 2022 marked the highest percentage of mobile phishing encounter rates ever, with an average of more than 30% of personal and enterprise users exposed to these attacks every quarter. Lookout also found that users on all devices – whether personal or work provided – are tapping more on mobile phishing links in comparison to just two years ago2.
A Turn-Key Program to Close Security Gaps and Manage Mobile Risk
Lookout's Mobile EDR program for MSSPs allows them to address these mobile security challenges head on – by partnering with Lookout, MSSPs have access to the Lookout mobile dataset of security telemetry, which is built on graph-based machine intelligence that analyzes data globally from more than 210 million devices, 175 million apps and ingests four million web URLs daily. In addition, Lookout's comprehensive Mobile EDR solution enables MSSPs to detect and block mobile phishing attempts; detect unauthorized camera and mic access through surveillanceware; detect and prevent credential theft and data exfiltration; detect device compromise; check all apps for risky behavior; and detect app and OS vulnerabilities. Lookout also helps MSSPs reduce resource constraints by decreasing their policy administration time by 80%. Other operational benefits for MSSPs include a 95% user self remediation rate and optimized battery consumption leading to less support tickets as well as built-in multi-tenancy for easier management.
"As the threat landscape becomes increasingly sophisticated, businesses of all sizes must evolve their security strategy to keep up with and proactively address these threats, yet many do not have the security tools or skill sets in place to tackle this on their own," said Eva-Maria Elya, vice president, MSSP Sales at Lookout. "The MSSP ecosystem becomes a natural partner for them to turn to for help in managing their security posture, including identifying risk, ensuring compliance and safeguarding sensitive data across their device landscape. By extending our channel partner program to MSSPs, we help ensure these customers have access to the best security solutions delivered through the leading MSSP organizations."
The Lookout Mobile EDR program for MSSPs is available today. For more information on how Lookout supports SMB customers and MSSPs, click here.
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