SOURCE: Palerra


August 13, 2015 09:01 ET

Palerra Enables Workplace Productivity With Visibility, Threat Detection, Secure Provisioning, Compliance Management and Incident Response for Google Apps

LORIC Helps Enterprises Fulfill Shared Responsibility of Protecting Sensitive Corporate Data Within Google Apps

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2015) - Palerra, the cloud security automation company, today announced support for Google Apps, enabling visibility, threat detection, secure provisioning, compliance management, and incident response. The addition of Google Apps support extends the breadth of coverage for Palerra's LORIC Platform, which provides security and governance across cloud applications as well as infrastructure such as AWS.

"Google Apps has seen hyper growth with over five million companies using Google's industry leading collaboration and productivity suite. While Google provides best-in-class security for their hosting infrastructure, it is the responsibility of the organization that uses Google Apps to be aware of access and usage of any sensitive corporate data stored within these applications," said Rohit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Palerra. "Recent high-profile attacks such as those at the Office of Personnel Management necessitate monitoring for unauthorized access and inappropriate usage of data. Compliance driven organizations have a further requirement to continually assess, audit and attest to standard & anomalous activity, sharing of corporate assets and other violations in their Google Apps services. LORIC for Google Apps addresses this need and additionally provides incident response by immediately logging and remediating threats, which is key to closing any windows of opportunity for insiders or hackers."

LORIC for Google Apps supports all commercial versions including Google Apps for Business, Google Apps Unlimited and Google Apps for Education. Key features available immediately include:

  • Automated Threat Detection: Automatically analyzes user behavior to identify insider threats and hacks, removing the need for manual forensics.
  • Privileged User Monitoring: Monitors individuals with advanced privileges that may intentionally or accidentally introduce risks through actions such as assigning admin roles or adding new members to a Google group.
  • Granular Activity Monitoring: Comprehensive library of monitoring policies delivering real-time notifications about user activities that may introduce risks, such as sharing of a calendar with the public or sharing content with an external user.
  • Usage Visibility: Analytics and early indicators of risk to gain insights into usage, such as visibility into publicly shared content or most frequently downloaded files.
  • Secure Provisioning: Seeds, monitors and enforces Google Apps security configurations to ensure compliance within the environment.
  • Built-in Compliance Reports: Rich set of compliance reports, such as registration of mobile devices and authorization of third party applications.
  • Service Account Support: Visibility into all activities within Google Apps including user, administrator and API-driven interactions.
  • Single Sign-On and LDAP Support: Seamlessly integrates with SSO and LDAP technologies to leverage existing identity and access management architecture.
  • Automated Incident Response: Automatically logs incidents and executes remedial actions to ensure incidents are addressed immediately.
  • Extensible Enterprise Integration: Seamlessly integrates with enterprise technologies such as service management and SIEM to leverage existing incident remediation processes.

In addition to Google Apps, LORIC monitors enterprise cloud services including Amazon AWS, Salesforce, Box, Microsoft® Office 365™ and ServiceNow, and promotes the security of these services through a single pane of glass.

To learn more about LORIC:

About Palerra
Palerra enables organizations to protect business-critical cloud infrastructure and data with LORIC™, the cloud security automation platform. It is the only solution to combine visibility, threat detection, secure provisioning, compliance management, and automated incident response for cloud services into a single platform. LORIC is delivered as a service and can be deployed in minutes. 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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