Adaptive Shield Unveils Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR): A New Era in SaaS Security

Adaptive Shield, a leader in SaaS security, has made headlines with the announcement of its groundbreaking Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) solution at Black Hat USA 2023. This new addition to its SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) solution marks a bold stride towards comprehensively safeguarding the SaaS ecosystem.

In a recent interview with Maor Bin, Co-Founder and CEO of Adaptive Shield, we explored the security implications of the shift to SaaS and Adaptive Shield’s ITDR capabilities for addressing identity-related risks.

The Challenges: Mapping the SaaS Shift

The rise of SaaS applications has reshaped the security landscape, adding complexity and decentralizing control. Integration with various systems expands the attack surface and creates opportunities for breaches. Compliance in the flexible SaaS framework becomes more intricate, and the rapid pace of innovation can outstrip security considerations. The interactions between systems and the shared responsibility model between providers and customers add even more layers of complexity. These evolving factors profoundly redefine SaaS security, requiring an innovative and multi-dimensional approach to anticipate and respond to the challenges.

According to Maor, the broader industry trends are clear: “As on-prem is shifting to SaaS, there’s an immediate need for robust security measures that can adapt to the new environment.”

The shift towards SaaS applications represents a transformative change in how organizations operate, offering flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. However, this shift also introduces new security challenges that require a multifaceted approach. Understanding the factors driving these challenges is the first step in devising effective strategies to address them, ensuring that the benefits of SaaS adoption are not overshadowed by potential risks.

Adaptive Shield’s Innovative Approach to SaaS Security

“When speaking with our enterprise customers, CISOs highlight SaaS Security as a top priority, and ITDR has quickly become a critically needed capability as part of SSPM,” Maor states, aligning the company’s focus with customer needs.

Designed to tackle various SaaS-related threats, Adaptive Shield’s ITDR detects and responds to identity-related security threats based on key Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). These threats include password-based attacks, IP behavior anomalies, unauthorized document access, and more. Adaptive Shield’s platform goes beyond mere detection and response, offering a comprehensive model for securing the SaaS Identity Fabric. This includes:

  • Misconfiguration Management: Identification of security drifts across all security controls and receive detailed remediation plans to ensure proper configuration.
  • Identity and Access Governance: Consolidated visibility and risk management of user accounts, permissions, and activities across all SaaS applications.
  • SaaS-to-SaaS Access and Discovery: Visibility into connected apps and assessment of the risk posed to the SaaS environment.
  • Device-to-SaaS Risk Management: Management of risks from SaaS users and their associated devices.

Adaptive Shield offers a complete package that includes Misconfiguration Management, SaaS-to-SaaS Access and Discovery, Identity & Access Governance, Device-to-SaaS Risk Management, and, of course, the newly announced Identity Threat Detection & Response (ITDR). This comprehensive approach ensures that organizations can effectively prevent, detect, and respond to threats, offering unparalleled protection for their SaaS platforms.

Strategic Investment by Blackstone

The ITDR launch follows Adaptive Shield’s strategic investment from Blackstone, one of its Fortune 500 customers. This investment emphasizes the industry focus on SaaS security and the critical need for innovative solutions like ITDR.

Adaptive Shield’s announcement of ITDR capabilities at Black Hat USA 2023 marks a crucial milestone in the field of SaaS security. By providing an integrated solution that understands and addresses the complexities of the SaaS environment, Adaptive Shield is setting new standards for cybersecurity.

For professionals and organizations seeking to fortify their SaaS platforms, Adaptive Shield’s ITDR capabilities present a compelling option that aligns with the evolving demands of modern cybersecurity.

For more information about ITDR or to request a demo, please visit Adaptive Shield’s official blog post on Identity Threat Detection and Response.


No posts to display