The basic rule of protecting data is authorizing access to data only to selected staff members of an organization who are working on that data. This is done to ensure that in the case of data leakage, it would be easy to figure out who caused the leakage.
For complete security, identity and privileges need to be managed properly. This can be achieved by teaming up your Access Security Broker with Identity Management.
This combination offers the benefits of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) to ensure a robust infrastructure where identities of application cannot be compromised and authorization to each identity regarding application access is correct.
What is Identity as a Service (IDaaS)?
Identity as a Service (IDaaS) is component of a larger layered security strategy. Its primary responsibility is administrative in terms of creating user credentials and assigning them to certain permissions. This provisioning is based on the role of user serves within an organization.
Importance and Benefits of IDaaS
Nominal cost for security:
Security costs a lot and IDaaS helps enterprises to cut costs in this regard, given the fact that cost of data security and whole cyber security always goes up but never comes down.
Perfect for Cloud-based apps:
More the applications being used in an enterprise more are the security requirements. An organization cannot have their security compromised simply because they are hoping to branch out into cloud-based apps. IDaaS offers better security at a nominal price. It is cloud-based and offers scalability to users.
IDaaS is just one aspect of Identity Management that offers and covers various aspects of the enterprise security with regards to user identity and access to application.
What is Cloud Access Security Broker?
Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are on-premises, or Cloud-based security policy enforcement points. CASBs offer secure access, Multi-factor authentication (MFA), automated provisioning for apps and devices, Single sign-on (across devices) and Enterprise mobility management.
Access Security Broker is necessary for the following requirements:
Comprehensive application visibility after authentication
Post login monitoring of user behaviour within SaaS applications
Behaviour anomaly detection
Data risk analysis
Real-time data loss prevention
Importance and basic features of Cloud Access Security Broker:
Visibility: Visibility offers enterprises more insight into their users, devices being used, and the data they are responsible for, and also detect Information Technology (IT) systems and solutions built and used inside organizations without explicit organizational approval.
Compliance: Compliance monitors data content to ensure compliance with regulations and security standards such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Data Security: Data Security feature creates an extra layer of protection by ensuring data is tokenized or encrypted properly, without hindering operation of applications.
Threat Protection: This feature maintains control over unauthorized users and devices through malware protection, threat intelligence, and anomaly detection.
Why combination of IDaaS and CASB is necessary
Today, cyber security needs protection that is more advanced than firewall and IT control. Identity, in particular IDaaS, has become the new perimeter of better cyber security.
Injecting enterprise grade authentication and security policies into cloud-based resources, IDaaS protects the organization from risks not addressed by today’s perimeter and endpoint tools. IDaaS can be easily coupled with another technology like CASB that greatly assists in providing a complete layer of cloud security.
LTS Secure offers the combination of IDaaS and CASB
ProactEye, Cloud Access Security Broker leverage IDaaS to provide inside-app visibility, governance, data protection and a host of other essential security features.
The combination of Identity Management and Access Security Broker offers comprehensive visibility into SaaS, On Premise and Hosted application usage, governance policies based on user identity, devices and locations, granular access restrictions to specific documents, detection of high-risk usage, anomalous behaviours and security incidents and lastly privileged user account monitoring.
Combination of Access Security Broker and Identity Management can successfully counter following threats.
Account Compromise and Threat Protection with User Behaviour Analytics (UBA):
Based on machine-learning patterns, Identity Management detects, aggregates and correlates suspicious behaviour across SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and IDaaS platforms. It identifies breaches that may otherwise go undetected.
LTS Secure Access Security Broker analyzes the application that is being compromised and alerts the administrators.
Discovering, Analyzing, and Controlling Cloud Malware with Apps Firewall:
Ensuring accurate security analysis of cloud application trustworthiness, LTS Secure Cloud Access Security Broker combats the risk associated with third-party cloud apps. Many of these applications have excessive permission sets. They are capable of accessing, modifying, and externalizing corporate data. LTS Secure Cloud Access Security Broker automates security policy management to govern cloud application enablement based on access scopes and revoke risky applications. It further identifies applications that are in use, but not provisioned in the cloud network.
Identity Management identifies the applications that people have access to but are not using.
Security Operations & Forensics:
LTS Secure Cloud Access Security Broker provides user activity data collection and visual forensics to detect security breaches, reduce incident investigation times, and comply with regulations. Now users can easily determine “who did what and when” to gather evidence and simplify investigations. With LTS Secure Cloud Access Security Broker organizations can investigate use session and activities across multiple cloud environments.
Any suspicious activity reported by Identity Management is managed through LTS Secure Cloud Access Security Broker, allowing a centralized remediation process for all SaaS, on premise and hosted applications.