SOURCE: Palerra


April 25, 2016 09:00 ET

Palerra Delivers Most Comprehensive CASB Support for Identity Management Providers With Detective, Predictive, Preventative, and Remedial Cloud Security Coverage

IDaaS Integration Enriches Behavioral and Threat Analytics in Palerra LORIC

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2016) - Palerra, the leader in cloud security automation, today announced expanded support for identity management with the release of integration for both Ping Identity and Microsoft, as well as any SAML-compliant Identity Management provider. This follows a previously announced integration with Okta. Palerra now provides the most comprehensive support for identity management providers among Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), with detective, predictive, preventative, and remedial coverage. The Palerra LORIC platform also leverages IDaaS data to enhance behavior and threat analytics, providing customers with granular insight into anomalies and faster remedial response times.

"Identity as a Service (IDaaS) and CASB are similar to an integrated home security system, where the lock to the house on the outside is the IDaaS, and the surveillance inside the house is a CASB. This holistic approach provides security inside out -- from the innermost infrastructure layer to the top external layer where applications reside," said Adina Simu, VP of products for Palerra. "IDaaS is an integral component of a cloud security architecture, making it possible to dramatically simplify cloud security, and enabling customers to have a complete view of security and monitoring for cloud applications. We are setting the standard for identity management among CASBs with the broadest support for authentication and identity management standards including LDAP, SAML, OAuth, and more."

Palerra LORIC leverages user repositories as well as audit and activity logs from the IDaaS providers to generate granular analytics and precise user information, which provides better derivative outputs when coupled with Palerra User Behavior Analytics (UBA) capabilities. This results in surgical threat analytics, faster and more accurate responses to behavioral anomalies, and precise early warning indicators of cloud risk.

Integration with IDaaS also enables Palerra LORIC to programmatically use APIs to conduct remedial and preventative actions, like blocking suspicious users or forcing session termination, creating a closed-loop security lifecycle and full protection in the cloud. In addition, Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality eliminates the need to create separate Palerra LORIC specific accounts in applications, reducing cost and simplifying maintenance.

Whether CASBs provide built-in integration to leading cloud IDaaS providers, or provide integrated IDaaS capabilities, they provide value according to Neil MacDonald, VP, distinguished analyst and Gartner fellow emeritus and Craig Lawson, Research VP. Neil and Craig wrote that, "In both cases, the value added by a CASB is to apply additional context at the time of access and during the use of cloud services to make adaptive access decisions that can reduce the likelihood of unauthorized access to one of your accounts. This capability is especially critical for privileged accounts, such as administrative accounts of the cloud service. Examples include blocking access to a cloud service from an unmanaged or unhealthy device, blocking access from specific regions of the world or providing risk-based authentication capabilities."1

Palerra integrations with Okta, Ping Identity and Microsoft Azure Active Directory are available immediately. For more information, visit:

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1 Gartner "How to Evaluate and Operate a Cloud Access Security Broker" by Neil MacDonald, Craig Lawson, December 8, 2015.

About Palerra
Palerra helps organizations protect their business-critical cloud infrastructure and data with Palerra LORIC™, the industry-leading solution for cloud security automation. Palerra is the only Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that provides visibility and security across the entire security lifecycle from infrastructure to applications, enabling organizations to realize the full promise of the cloud. Leading enterprises including BMC Software, Jefferies, and VMware leverage LORIC for continuous monitoring and security of their cloud applications. Palerra is a privately held company funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Wing Venture Capital, and August Capital, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit

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