Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications have gone from novelty to business necessity in just a few short years, and its positive impact on organizations is clear. It’s safe to say that most industries today are running on SaaS applications which is no doubt positive, but it introduces new critical challenges for organizations.
As the use of SaaS applications grows, as well as the number of touchpoints they create, the attack surface also becomes considerably larger.
In response to this new challenge, XDR vendor Cynet added a new SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) tool to its existing platform (you can learn more here). Regardless of the size of an organization or its security team, managing the security policy and posture of tens to hundreds of SaaS applications is a complex task that requires the right tools to accelerate and optimize. Using SSPM can centralize many management and logistics requirements and provide a more unified way to establish a security posture and strengthen existing defenses.
How Cynet SSPM helps organizations defend themselves
To help organizations strengthen their SaaS security policy, Cynet 360’s new SSPM offers a variety of protection capabilities. Cynet’s protections provide greater visibility into organizations’ SaaS ecosystem, including:
- Overview of native SaaS settings configurations
- Suggestions for reducing risk by improving existing configurations
- Automated one-click correction of incorrect configurations
- Comparison with industry executives with automatic adjustments
More importantly, Cynet’s automated tools mean security teams don’t have to manually review every app’s settings or update every configuration manually once a standard has been created.
Automated risk detection
Cynet’s SSPM assesses configuration risks in the enterprise’s SaaS ecosystem. Cynet analyzes existing configurations for all SaaS applications in an organization, identifying areas that might be vulnerable. This allows security teams to be proactive in improving the security posture, rather than waiting for a vulnerability to be exploited.
Cynet then automatically prioritizes configuration errors by risk category and tracks all open issues from a single window.
One-click policy resolutions
One of the biggest issues when it comes to managing a large SaaS ecosystem is the standardization of security policies between applications. Especially since organizations can use hundreds of SaaS applications for everything from human resource management to project management, manual repair of every configuration becomes a grueling and arduous process.
Cynet’s SSPM enables one-click resolution of all security policies in an organization’s environment. When Cynet 360 detects a security risk, it automatically recommends the best configuration settings to eliminate as many risks as possible, which users can implement automatically with the click of a mouse.
Guarantee compliance with several regulations
One issue with using multiple SaaS applications that can often go unnoticed is the difficult position these applications place on regulatory compliance. Since SaaS security is not entirely managed by an organization (it is at least partly managed by third parties), security teams must redouble their efforts to ensure that each application meets the regulatory requirements of their organizations. organizations.
Cynet automatically aligns the critical security controls of any SaaS application to meet regulatory standards, including HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI frameworks that define access control and oversight. Users can view current security policies and indicate where they need to be changed to match those required. More importantly, configuration errors can be corrected uniformly without having to manually correct them.
Cynet’s SSPM is included in the standard Cynet 360 dashboard, which means SaaS issues can be detected and resolved without having to go to a completely different control center.
You can learn more about the new Cynet SSPM during the company’s next webinar (register here).
To learn more about Cynet SSPM in action, visit the company’s website here.