Use Cases

Adaptive Shield’s SSPM platform features proactive, deep, continuous and automated monitoring & management capabilities. As a SaaS app that integrates with all SaaS apps, within minutes Adaptive Shield identifies misconfigurations, provides visibility to all SaaS apps connected to the core SaaS stack, and manages risks stemming from compromised devices accessing the SaaS environment.

Misconfiguration Management

SaaS apps are like snowflakes when it comes to configurations. The challenge lies within how burdensome this responsibility is — each app has tens to hundreds of security settings to configure, in addition to the continuous need for general or user updates, compounded by many compliance industry standards to follow.
Often the SaaS app owner sits outside of the security team, in the department that most uses the app, and they are untrained and not focused on the security upkeep of the app. SSPM bridges this gap and enables security teams to continuously oversee and fix the posture of each app and communicate its configuration fixes through the platform, while enabling business continuity.

SaaS-to-SaaS Access and Discovery

Another growing SaaS challenge stems from SaaS apps connected to the company’s core SaaS apps. Employees are frequently prompted to grant permission for one app to connect with another. By just clicking "accept," they grant permission to provide a new avenue for threat actors to gain access to valuable company data.
Security teams need to be equipped to decide whether to revoke access of these apps to the core SaaS apps to protect the business, yet still ensure that the employee maintains the functionality required to do their job.

Device-to-SaaS Posture Management

In today’s hybrid working world, security teams must contend with threats from users accessing their SaaS applications fromunsecured devices. While accessing a SaaS app via a mobile device helps boost productivity, it poses a high level of risk for an organization, especially when the device owner is a highly privileged user.
To remediate potential threats, security teams need to be able to correlate SaaS app users, roles, and permissions with their associated devices' hygiene. This end-to-end tactic enables a holistic zero-trust approach to SaaS security that is only now coming into the picture.

Identity and Access Management

Implementing Identity & Access Management best practicesare crucial to secure the SaaS environment. For example, validation of the user’s access control and authentication settings are important, in addition to validation of role-based access management (as opposed to individual- based access) and validation of access governance.
To harden your SaaS Security, strengthen governance for privileged users by gaining consolidated visibility of user accounts, permissions, and privileged activities.
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