How can you protect — and manage — what you can’t see? It’s one of the most challenging tasks IT and security professionals tackle every day. And it’s especially true when it comes to shadow IT.
Shadow IT facts:
- Gartner defines Shadow IT as “IT devices, software and services outside the ownership or control of IT organizations.”
- Shadow IT use has increased 59% with the rise in remote work over the last years
- 46% of IT leaders reported that the purchase of non-sanctioned software “makes it impossible” to protect all of their organization’s data, systems, applications all the time
So how can IT and security professionals get true visibility, even shadow IT?
OPTION 1: Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM)
When it comes to securing your attack surface, visibility is key. However, as environments continue to multiply in size and complexity, many organizations struggle to achieve full visibility across their entire network. Moreover asset inventory is time-consuming, especially when it comes to compiling it manually
Cybersecurity asset management platforms are an important factor to a comprehensive asset inventory. These platforms track all devices, cloud services, software, and users no matter where they’re located, or their uptime or power state. They automatically discover security gaps, and trigger actions when an asset or user deviates from policies and procedures.
OPTION 2: SaaS management
SaaS Management is the business practice of proactively monitoring and managing the purchasing, onboarding, licensing, renewals, and off-boarding of all the software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications within a company’s technology portfolio.
Axonius SaaS Management automatically discovers all your known and unknown SaaS applications, identifies misconfigurations and data security risks, and delivers insights for better IT management and cost optimization.
Contact Axonius and provide your IT and security professionals with a single source of truth.