SOURCE: Palerra

Palerra

February 29, 2016 09:00 ET

Palerra Extends the Definition of Shadow IT, Allowing InfoSec and IT to Reduce Risk While Being Agile and Effective Enablers to All Lines of Business

New Palerra LORIC Discovery Eliminates Security Gaps by Addressing the Entire Cloud Security Lifecycle, Including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) - RSA CONFERENCE -- Palerra, the leader in cloud security automation, today announced Palerra LORIC Discovery, a new capability that extends the definition of Shadow IT beyond just focusing on SaaS applications. LORIC Discovery focuses on SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, as well as applications that live on top of these stacks. In addition to detecting applications used by employees, LORIC Discovery finds third-party applications that privileged users have installed on mission-critical sanctioned platforms, applications built in PaaS clouds, and custom applications in enterprise clouds. LORIC Discovery also natively integrates into incident response and control processes allowing InfoSec and IT to immediately streamline and take action when Shadow IT applications are detected.

"Rapid growth and adoption of cloud technology is empowering end-users to leverage and introduce new application services at historic levels, and this opens enterprises up to significant risks that are not addressed by traditional enterprise security solutions," said Rohit Gupta, CEO of Palerra. "With LORIC Discovery, for the first time, organizations will have complete visibility into shadow applications, shadow data, and shadow users, plus they will be able to control the entire cloud stack from IaaS to SaaS, and everything in between. This will allow InfoSec and IT to be enablers to all lines of business so enterprises can leverage the full benefits of the cloud, safely and confidently."

The Palerra approach to solving Shadow IT delivers rapid value to the enterprise by addressing three primary vectors:

  • End-to-end coverage of cloud services including sanctioned and unsanctioned SaaS applications, federated PaaS applications, and custom applications deployed in IaaS clouds.

  • Support for complete application visibility within and across the enterprise perimeter, including support for both managed and unmanaged mobile endpoints.

  • Simplified risk scoring for the Shadow IT landscape, while offering streamlined integration into incident response processes to help enterprises gain control.

The enormous number of applications and vendors identified through Shadow IT causes its own set of challenges regarding management of privileged users, requirements for data protection, and prevention of active threats. That is where the full capability of the LORIC platform comes in. LORIC integrates with key enterprise systems, ingests activity logs, and actively closes the loop by controlling access based on user and application risk. Using LORIC, enterprises have a comprehensive view of their cloud application landscape and the business risk associated with it. LORIC helps them prevent threats and efficiently respond to incidents, all from a single integrated security operations console.

Availability
The LORIC Discovery capability will be generally available in the second quarter of 2016.

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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 www.palerra.com.

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