Your Foolproof Guide to Surviving – Even Thriving – In the SaaS Tsunami Pop quiz. How many SaaS applications are in use at the average organization today? Five? Ten? Twenty? The answer may surprise you.…

Your Foolproof Guide to Surviving – Even Thriving – In the SaaS Tsunami

Michael Gleason

I spend my days (and nights) explaining how the strengths of the cloud - high availability, scalability, and interoperability - can help us overcome what is often considered its greatest weakness: security.

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Pop quiz. How many SaaS applications are in use at the average organization today? Five? Ten? Twenty?

The answer may surprise you. According to Gartner, the typical company users between 600 and 1,000 unique SaaS apps. CloudLock has found similar results in research conducted by our CyberLab.

 

What the SaaS Tsunami Means to You

Why is this relevant to IT and security pros? Two primary reasons.

First, attempting to manage the SaaS Tsunami can overwhelm even well-staffed IT departments. Provisioning and deprovisioning apps, standardizing on applications, enforcing security controls, and more can be arduous tasks, demanding enough time and attention to distract from other functions.Thriving in the SaaS Tsunami

Second, securing the SaaS Tsunami can easily become a giant game of whack-a-mole – except you’re blindfolded. Users are enabling a high volume of SaaS applications, more often than not without the blessing of the IT or security departments.

And a surprising amount of these apps are connected to corporate systems, meaning they represent a potential inroad to corporate assets should the app be malicious by design or compromised by a malicious party.

 

Upcoming Webinar: Your SaaS Tsunami Survival Kit

OneLogin, the cloud-based IAM and SSO solution, and CloudLock, the CASB and cloud cybersecurity platform, are helping thousands of customers not only survive, but embrace and thrive in the SaaS Tsunami.

OneLogin and CloudLock work together to correlate user behavior for enhanced security visibility and automate cross-platform security workflows to combat security threats.

Secure Your Company from the SaaS Tsunami

In our upcoming September 8th webinar, we will share how to secure your company from the SaaS Tsunami.

We’re not going to force you to listen to a monotonous corporate pitch, though. We’ll discuss current trends and provide vendor-agnostic tips and tricks to help you:

  • Quantify the scope of the SaaS Tsunami and its security impact on your business
  • Learn how to discover and manage previously unknown apps
  • Be quick on your feet and take action when risk is introduced
  • See a demo on how you can mitigate the security threats posed by the SaaS Tsunami

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