The Identity Authorization Approach to SaaS Access Governance

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The rapid adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications across enterprises has led to significant security risks that often go unnoticed by security teams. Despite these risks, the benefits of SaaS are substantial enough for organizations to continue adopting it. To ensure safe usage of SaaS applications, an identity-first approach focusing on authorization is crucial. Key vulnerabilities in SaaS environments include weak passwords, shadow IT, provisioning challenges, insider threats, misconfigurations, and lift & shift vulnerabilities. Automating SaaS access governance can help organizations manage these risks effectively by ensuring the right people have access to the right applications at the right time. Implementing a Zero Trust architecture is essential for maintaining robust security posture management in SaaS environments. Veza's Authorization Graph provides comprehensive visibility into identity-to-data relationships, enabling intelligent access reviews and threat detection across all platforms within an organization.


Date published
May 3, 2023

Ellen Falltrick

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