The explosion of SaaS-based application services continues to redefine a network perimeter long held sacred amongst security practitioners. Typically labeled “shadow IT”, most of these services are adopted directly by individual users, business teams, or even entire departments. Palo Alto Networks has established a rich history of helping IT organizations secure these higher risk, unsanctioned services by providing superior visibility and control across the network.
The newest technology addition to the Palo Alto Networks portfolio – acquired from CirroSecure – offers a unique approach to securing these sanctioned SaaS applications.
But what about extending security into sanctioned, SaaS-based applications from the likes of Box, Dropbox, GitHub, Google, Yammer, or Salesforce? Until now, the tools simply haven’t existed to effectively manage and secure these SaaS applications that by their nature are highly collaborative yet often store some of your most sensitive information. This causes a struggle to manage access privileges, data sharing, and security from both corporate and personal devices. And it leads to inadequate visibility into day-to-day activities and inferior controls to ensure appropriate policy is maintained to reduce or eliminate data security risks.
The newest technology addition to the Palo Alto Networks portfolio – acquired from CirroSecure – offers a unique approach to securing these sanctioned SaaS applications. This functionality includes: