SaaS is becoming a large part of every organization’s attack surface and reducing it gets increasingly challenging. The inability to obtain contextualized SaaS app data to understand which SaaS apps are being used across the company and how they are being accessed is an emerging concern for IT and security teams globally.
We’ve witnessed numerous major security incidents related to SaaS applications like Okta, GitHub, Atlassian, and most recently, LastPass. And each breach shows us just how easily the “blast radius” can spread beyond one specific app to the compromise of others with millions of users potentially affected.
That’s why we’re excited to share the latest capabilities within Axonius SaaS Management to help organizations better understand their overall SaaS application risk. Newly added capabilities for Behavioral Analytics and App-to-Device Correlation allow IT and security teams to gain added visibility and context into the users and devices accessing SaaS applications and how data is being shared across an organization’s SaaS environment.
Ensure only managed devices are accessing your business-critical SaaS apps
Frameworks and best practices for securing SaaS such as CISA’s Secure Business Applications (SCuBA) Technical Reference Architecture call for device security posture (mobile and desktop endpoints) as a critical facet for securing cloud business applications. By leveraging Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management, Axonius SaaS Management now automatically correlates each SaaS user to their associated devices, which is crucial for decreasing SaaS security risk.
Customers can now understand if unmanaged and unauthorized devices are being used to access SaaS apps, further increasing the risk of data loss. While other SaaS security solutions may provide insights into devices, they are often driven from one or two integration sources into technologies such as EDR.
Using the Axonius platform, users connect dozens of adapters across the IT stack and therefore obtain a more complete view of device security posture than standalone integrations offered by other SaaS security solutions.
Detect anomalies and suspicious behavior across SaaS applications
With the new Behavioral Analytics capabilities within Axonius SaaS Management, organizations can now gain visibility into human and entity behavior in SaaS applications over time, and detect anomalies and suspicious behavior that may indicate apps or users have been compromised.
The solution aggregates log data across various sources, including Okta, Microsoft Azure AD, and Google Workspace, to identify suspicious activity, events, and complex behavioral patterns.
Beyond identifying suspicious behavior, the behavioral analytics capability can help organizations:
- Investigate temporary privileges granted to existing users
- Spot credential theft should an attacker gain access to restricted systems by impersonating an existing, potentially privileged user
- Minimize data theft or leakage of confidential data
- Identify anomalous login activities that deviate from the user’s normal activity and other baselines
Controlling complexity across their entire IT environment with Axonius
The combination of Axonius SaaS Management and Cybersecurity Asset Management now delivers a comprehensive solution that unifies and provides valuable data insights across devices, cloud services, SaaS apps, and users.
The latest developments ensure comprehensive visibility and further correlation across SaaS apps, devices, and users in the organization’s environment streamlining efforts to reduce that attack surface.