The SaaS security paradigm

The volume of sensitive data entrusted to SaaS applications in recent years has created an inflection point in information security. Bad actors are targeting SaaS with greater frequency, creating a sense of urgency for security leaders. To effectively mitigate this risk, existing solutions alone are insufficient. They are effective at creating consistent employee experiences and controlling unsanctioned application usage, but unable to see activity within and between SaaS applications. To provide holistic SaaS security, teams need to think beyond authentication and proxies.

Beyond authentication

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a best practice to ensure that business users have access to appropriate SaaS applications. It provides a sturdy front door, however even the effective combination of single sign-on and multi-factor authentication leaves you open to breach if bad actors leverage supply chain, session token reuse, or phishing attack vectors. Obsidian complements IAM solutions by analyzing activity inside SaaS applications, alerting security teams of anomalous behavior to stop insider threats and malicious attacks.

Beyond proxies

Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and Secure Web Gateways (SWG) control data flowing into and out of SaaS applications. Organizations rely on these solutions to help with data loss prevention and limit shadow IT. In contrast, Obsidian analyzes data within and across your applications, enabling security teams to mitigate threats before exfiltration. Our platform also provides key insights on configuration and privilege right-sizing to harden your overall security posture, which is critical given the interconnectivity of modern SaaS.

Obsidian completes your SaaS security stack

Obsidian is the first to deliver a comprehensive solution that complements your existing security stack to mitigate threats and reduce enterprise risk. We offer a differentiated approach that covers the sizable gaps in SaaS account compromise, configuration and compliance, and privilege right-sizing. Obsidian pairs our deep knowledge of each application with machine learning to deliver value in minutes, without agents to deploy or custom rules to write.