SOURCE: Elastica

Elastica

November 06, 2014 11:09 ET

Elastica Securlets™ Extend Security and Compliance to Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Applications

Securlets™ for Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer Identify Risks, Remediate Exposures and Enforce Controls

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2014) -  Elastica (www.elastica.net), the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security, today announced availability of their Securlet for Microsoft Office 365 and their Securlet for Yammer. Available as part of the Elastica CloudSOC™ platform, both Securlets identify and block suspicious account behaviors and compliance-related data exposures, monitor user activity and enforce granular policies to reduce the risk of data breaches and compliance violations in the cloud.

Delivered as a SaaS product, the Securlets™ can be easily onboarded with a few clicks, making it possible for security and risk professionals to uncover data leakage vulnerabilities, data theft susceptibilities and compliance violations caused by activities on corporate Yammer, OneDrive and other Microsoft cloud-based user accounts.

"Office 365 and Yammer enable advantages that enterprises are using to gain agility and efficiency. Emerging alongside the rise of cloud applications is a new 'shadow data' threat resulting from the widespread sharing of compliance-related data that is hidden from IT security's view," said Rehan Jalil, CEO of Elastica. "Our new securlets offer a new layer of protection within these services, allowing businesses to take full advantage of cloud applications without sacrificing security or compliance."

Elastica Securlet for Office 365 leverages advanced data science and machine learning to analyze user activity, file content, sharing patterns and threatening anomalies within Office 365 cloud-based services such as OneDrive and business social network Yammer.

Elastica Securlet for Office 365 provides the following capabilities:

  • Risky file exposure detection: Rapid detection of risky file exposures of various kinds, including public, external and internal exposures. Prioritization of exposure risks based on risk levels.
  • Compliance risk classification: Deep classification of content, including PCI, PHI and PII, to highlight compliance risks of various kinds in exposed content. 
  • Sensitive content classification: Deep classification of content in Office 365 highlights sensitive types of content in exposed files and includes built-in classifiers such as source code, legal files, health information, as well as custom classifiers.
  • Compromised or Malicious User Risk: Detection of compromised or malicious users on Office 365, based on patent-pending machine learning algorithms. 
  • Malware Detection: Detection of malware propagation in Office 365 environments, including compromised files in OneDrive. 
  • Dynamic Policy Enforcement: Policy creation based on users, content, threat and activity types. Dynamic enforcement of policies and automatic remediation of exposures and risks, preventing data loss, compliance violations and account takeovers.
  • Incident Investigations: Investigation of incidents, exposures and user activities in Office 365 and correlation across other cloud applications. 

Elastica recently published its report Shadow Data Exposed, highlighting common security and compliance risks uncovered by the Elastica CloudSOC solution. This report underscores the need for deep understanding of the types of content being shared in cloud-based file sharing apps.

These new Securlets add to the growing library of Elastica Securlets offered on its CloudSOC platform, which provide advanced security functionality for specific SaaS applications. These can be deployed on their own or in combination with any of the Elastica security applications, including Audit, Detect, Protect and Investigate. Free trials of the Securlets for Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer are available at www.elastica.net/office365

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About Elastica:
Elastica is the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security. Its CloudSOC™ platform empowers companies to confidently leverage cloud applications and services while staying safe, secure and compliant. A range of Elastica Security Apps deployed on the extensible CloudSOC™ platform deliver the full life cycle of cloud application security, including auditing of shadow IT, real-time detection of intrusions and threats, protection against intrusions and compliance violations, and investigation of historical account activity for post-incident analysis. Learn more about Elastica at http://www.elastica.net. Follow us on Twitter @ElasticaInc

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