Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management - CIEM Security

Simplified Cloud IAM To Secure Your Multi Cloud Environments

What is Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM)?

CIEM is Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management. The primary function of this solution is IAM (Identity and Access Management) governance. CIEM mitigates the risk associated with compromised credentials and privileged identities and provides a detailed log of who and when anyone has accessed any cloud resources. It helps define permissions, which essentially means who has access to what and thus avoids vulnerabilities in the system, keeping your cloud assets safe.
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Need for a CIEM security solution

Cloud Providers offer a host of tools for monitoring and reducing risk. These tools, though native, are limited in the scope and depth they can offer. In addition, these native tools cannot cater to the organization's need for multi-cloud infrastructure.
Most organizations, if not today, they will in the future have multi-cloud infrastructure. Due to the limitations of native tools, accessing information from multiple cloud providers will not be possible to view in a single dashboard. Switching from multiple screens waste a lot of time and causes fatigue. It is better to not have dependency on native tools for the long run. This is not to say that native tools are not recommended. You have to see the cost and scale parameters of your organization before arriving upon this decision.

What do you get with CIEM?

A good CIEM security tool should provide access governance capabilities while maintaining strict compliance and regulatory standards. You should get capabilities to identify and continuously monitor unusual behavior that may be indicative of a breach or misuse.
CIEM helps track users' activities and can generate reports which will help track any unusual access, thus eliminating loopholes within the system. As we all preach, “Prevention is better than cure” this applies here more than anywhere else. It can help track access changes or any other sensitive changes by providing a timeline view, thus preventing the compromise of your cloud infrastructure. CIEM provides deep visibility of entitlements, detects identities or resources with excessive permissions to access patterns, and provides a comprehensive view of access key usage to help monitor them. It also provides an audit and report of user permissions of IAM, Audit roles, and service accounts.
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Cloudanix CIEM security for you

Cloudanix CIEM helps protect your organization's cloud infrastructure. It does so by providing an automated analysis of access risks for all the permissions granted and their severity across all clouds. Cloudanix CIEM analyzes the risks deeply, yet at scale. Some toxic combinations of permissions may happen and are impossible to detect manually. Clouadnix identifies these toxic combinations and alerts in real-time before an unintended entitlement can cause potential damage while providing suggestions for remediation that include but are not limited to policy corrections integrated across workflows. Teams can facilitate this information and can rapidly mitigate threats.

Cloudanix CIEM core capabilities

  • Complete inventory of human or machine identities across multiple clouds.
  • Overall IAM compliance scores by cloud account or account groups.
  • Detecting resources and identities with excessive permissions and entitlements.
  • Visibility and monitoring of access key usage and access patterns.
  • Audit and track changes to sensitive data on your dynamic cloud infrastructure.
  • Governs right size roles and enforce custom IAM policies.
  • Generate reports for compliance, audit, entitlements and executive summaries.

Our approach to Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management

A robust Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM) tool, can mitigate the risk of unintended entitlements as most successful attacks and threats on cloud services are due to internal oversights or bad actors. Cloudanix not only detects excessive permissions but also prevents this risk by alerting the team in real-time to take action and mitigate any possible threats. Various compliances like CIS, SOC2, HIPAA, etc., require that organizations have cloud security capabilities to govern access policies and enforce the least privilege. Cloudanix provides these capabilities and access controls that allow continuous auditing and automated reporting. This helps stakeholders answer the golden question, “Who can access what?”

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Audit and Compliance

For any enterprise Audit and Compliance is a must for stakeholder and customer trust. Meeting legal requirements is not optional anymore. Following best practices is an equally important part of compliance management. Formal regulations, laws or even internal governance controls have to be in place and follow compliance standards set by HIPAA, SOC 2, GDPR, ISO 27001, etc.
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Drift, Misconfiguration and Baseline

Unintentional internal oversights is the biggest cause for these mishaps. Untimely detection can open doorways into the organization's precious cloud environment, compromising their precious data. These exploits are the easiest to gain access to and require continuous and real time monitoring.
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Continuous Monitoring

One of the most important features of a good CSPM and CIEM tool. Ability to identify and continuously monitor unusual behavior that may be indicative of a breach or misuse is crucial. If left unchecked, it can open doorways to intentional or unintentional threats.

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Real-time Alerts

Important changes in roles and access need to be notified in real-time. Detection and alerts for excessive permissions can be the difference between a secure and an insecure environment. Immediate action is possible to mitigate threats with real-time alerting.

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Dynamic View Builder

For regular tracking of important roles, identities, access, and permissions, it is important to have the option to save a particular view to avoid the fatigue of selecting the same options over and over again.

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Risk Assessment and Review

Without the option to assess and review the risks associated with certain roles or excessive permissions is like shooting in the dark. You will never know the impact these have on the overall security of your cloud infrastructure.

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Visibility of assets access

Complete visibility into the assets a certain role has access to is important. A log of changes to the asset or role must be available for review.

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Why do you need a CIEM solution?

Cloud Providers offer a host of tools for monitoring and reducing risk. These tools, though native, are limited in the scope and depth they can offer. In addition, these native tools cannot cater to the organization's need for multi-cloud infrastructure.
Most organizations, if not today, they will in the future have multi-cloud infrastructure. Due to the limitations of native tools, accessing information from multiple cloud providers will not be possible to view in a single dashboard. Switching from multiple screens waste a lot of time and causes fatigue. It is better to not have dependency on native tools for the long run. This is not to say that native tools are not recommended. You have to see the cost and scale parameters of your organization before arriving upon this decision.

What to look for while choosing a CIEM solution?

Choosing a good CIEM security solution is no easy task. A few things to look at while choosing the tool that works best for you and your organization.

  • Ease of adoption: The tool should have a clean and easy-to-use interface for easy adoption. The amount of time spent to find what you are looking for should be minimum to avoid fatigue in the user.
  • Multi-Cloud support: To match with the scale of your business, the tool should have multi-cloud support. This will save you from switching to different windows for multiple clouds, that you may have in the future, while saving you the cost of a new tool.
  • Great visibility: Having a tool with high visibility that can be a game changer. The tool should have the capability to discover and display the complete inventory of human or machine identities across multiple clouds.
  • Comprehensive compliance with regulatory and statutory bodies: It is mandatory to comply with certain compliance, regulatory and regulatory bodies. The tools should have mapped multiple frameworks and provide an overall IAM compliance score by cloud accounts or account groups.
  • Accurate discovery and detection: The tool capability must include detecting resources and identities with excessive permissions and entitlements.
  • High visibility into your cloud infrastructure: The tool must possess the capability to provide visibility and monitoring of access key usage and access patterns while governing the right-size roles and capability to enforce custom IAM policies.
  • Audits and Reports: The tool should have the capability to audit and track changes to sensitive data on your dynamic cloud infrastructure, generate reports for compliance, audit, entitlements, and executive summaries.
Cloudanix Cloud Identity Entitlements Management has these capabilities and more, ensuring a smooth functioning threat free environment.
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Give permissions when needed - Just In Time!

Cloudanix IAM JIT allows your team to request for permissions for a limited time period in just few clicks. It not only ensures that a principal gets the right permissions for the requested duration, but also that the permissions are removed once the work is complete. In addition, the approval workflow helps with the checks and balances and keeps the audit process in compliance.
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FAQ

Your questions answered.

How does CIEM work?

CIEM collects information about usage of resources at set intervals and aggregates it with information available on the syslog servers and source code repositories into a database that is searchable for reporting purposes.

Who needs CIEM?

Any organization moving into the cloud would require CIEM. Security is vital as incidents of unauthorized systems access may arise.

What role does CIEM play in security??

Information regarding user storage capacity, footprint, login details and generating reports on demand are some of the few ways CIEM helps in security.

How can I benefit from CIEM?

CIEM systems are designed to provide transparency and true visibility of your cloud infrastructure. It makes it easy and reduces monitoring and troubleshooting by identifying the problems.

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