Zero trust is centered on the belief that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters; instead, must verify anything and everything trying to connect to systems before access is granted. Today, organizations have adopted this mindset, and have executed on their zero trust strategies of “never trust, always verify.”
Software as a Service (SaaS) applications are what drive the business forward. These business critical apps contain an organizations most critical data and files. These assets are then handled, manipulated, and shared to a significant number of identities and entities both internal and external to an organization.
There is a scalable problem facing every organization that leverages SaaS apps to reshape their business. The sheer number of applications being utilized continues to rise year over year. The amount of access generated becomes unmanageable and the risk of overexposure to sensitive files and data runs high.
By introducing granular data access controls, organizations will improve their security posture and experience a more complete zero trust architecture through deeper levels of security across the SaaS applications that drive the business forward.
ZTDA is a new guiding principle that provides the granularity required to assume implicit trust is not granted to any user inside or outside the organization, beyond the identity, device and network layer, and deeply ingrained into the SaaS application level.
ZTDA takes the principle of least privilege and the concept of micro segmentation and extends it throughout SaaS application environments, which are one of the most critical data sources for an enterprise trying to align to the zero trust model.
ZTDA requires continuous monitoring of all user activities and events, least privilege data access control policy enforcement at scale, and workflow automation to remediate risk both through manual intervention as well as in an automated fashion. This allows for more targeted security policies to be applied to all users and entities across all SaaS applications that are interacted with.
DoControl provides a single security strategy that centralizes the enforcement of least privilege – beyond the identity, network, and device levels – throughout an organization’s entire estate of SaaS applications.
DoControl's ZTDA is built on three core pillars:
continuous monitoring, least privilege, and automation.
Continuous monitoring across all SaaS events and activities provides a baseline understanding of normal activity, and automatically identifies anomalous data access events.
Granular data access control policies allow for consistent enforcement of least privilege access across the SaaS applications being leveraged by the organization.
Workflows are triggered automatically based on end-user activity that is matched against rich micro-segmentation of users, collaborators, groups, assets, domains, and much more.
DoControl's ZTDA solution provides full visibility across all SaaS access for every identity andentity (i.e.internal users and external collaborators) throughout the entire organization.
ZTDA provides deep, multi-leveled data access segmentation across the entire SaaS application stack and data layer, which includes the following criteria:
Identity/user classification (i.e. internal employee vs external vendor)
Data/file type and location
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)