SaaS sprawl isn't a problem - if you completely change your approach
Employees using a new work app used to be the final step of the software-onboarding process. Now it's the first. SaaS vendors bypass IT and security and hook employees with free apps and trials. This has led to sensitive data on shadow SaaS applications (more on this later) that is accessible via unmanaged cloud accounts (accounts that aren’t protected by SSO or logged into via social login accounts). Attackers exploit this unmonitored attack surface with new takes on old techniques that are going undetected. Employees self-adopting apps might sound like a security nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Security teams need to regain visibility and control over company data and how it’s secured.
The no-jargon guide to solving shadow SaaS
SaaS vendors have changed how software is adopted into a business. Now, the majority of SaaS vendors build their products on a product-led growth model - which simply means they want users (your employees) to self-adopt their apps, start using them (and integrating with your data to do so), and become a useful tool for the employee. This change has turned the product-adoption process on its head - leaving security and IT teams blind to which apps sensitive company data is flowing into. How do you make sure your data stays secure in this new software-adoption flow? In this book, we’ll offer some practical guidance on how to manage supply chain risk without slowing down the business.
SaaS Security Solution Evaluation Guide
If you’re looking for a solution to find and secure SaaS, including employee-adopted work apps, you’re probably navigating a sea of SaaS management solution vendor websites to try to determine which products to evaluate. There are SSPMs, CSPMs, CASBs, legacy tools with a few SaaS security features, and modern tools that don’t quite fit into either category, and even within each subcategory, products vary widely on capabilities, coverage, and depth. It’s a daunting task. Our latest e-book aims to help you hone in on which solutions might be the best to consider for your specific needs, objectives, and environment.
Securing employee-adopted SaaS apps
SaaS vendors are bypassing your vetting processes and getting employees hooked with free apps and trials. Attackers are targeting this new shadow attack surface with new takes on old techniques.