policy-based access controls

Access Controls Governor

Any ERP :: Any Application :: Any Infrastructure

Across all Cloud SaaS as well as on-premise applications a based on fine-grained policies.


We provide AUTOMATED detection, mitigation, remediation and prevention of access risk.

  • Detection
  • Mitigation
  • Remediation
  • Prevention

Control fine-grained identity access rights embedded in security roles to meet rapidly changing technology needs, compliance regulations, and cyber threats.

As organizations adopt an increasing number of business applications along with the expansion of data sources and devices, security risks are growing at unprecedented rates. Identity Governance and User Rights Management are more complex and the security design can impede the benefits of a modern digital business platform. Role-Based Access Controls (RBAC) available in ERP applications, Identity Governance, and IT Service Management systems are no longer sufficient to deal with the modern digital paradigm, especially when it comes to policy-based cross-application access management such as Segregation of Duties, User Access Request Orchestration, Periodic Access Certification, Privileged Access Management, and Data Protection.

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) systems do not provide fine-grained risk management capabilities which are critical for compliance reporting, auditing, and forensics. IGA systems are unable to control access risks growing from face-paced, digital business landscapes, a mix of on-premise and cloud application environments, and an increase in hybrid work models.


Managing and controlling identities that grant users access to enterprise applications, databases, servers, and cloud infrastructure is challenging without effective policy-based access controls in place. Complex ERP security design can impede the deployment of a modern digital business platform without specialized solutions and knowledge.

Business needs for effective access controls have evolved, beyond the general IGA capabilities in response to growing compliance mandates and increased cyber security risks. As a result, IGA customers are now demanding specialized capabilities based on new control objectives to address the following gaps in the general-purpose IGA systems


AccessPaaS™

A complete controls governance platform that seamlessly integrates with ERP applications, IT Service Management (ITSM), and IDM/IGA data sources to govern role-based access controls based on access policies at the fine-grained access rights level.


Detects access policy violations to control financial, operational, fraud, and cyber risks.  Define policies in terms of risk descriptions, impact, likelihood, and fine-grained rules that constitute discrete and fuzzy logic in terms of IT system security entitlements and privileges for governance models such as Segregation of Duties, Sensitive Access, Data Protection, Trade Secrets etc.  Eliminate false-positive filters to improve risk analysis and response.   A high-performance policy engine rapidly analyzes millions of security attribute combinations and permutations across all enterprise IT systems and ERPs and business application security snapshots to report violations.  Violation Manager eliminates exceptions where risk is accepted with compensating controls,  using advanced filters.  Remediation Manager issues corrective actions using closed-loop workflows that expedite risk response, reduce risk exposure and automatically update violations reports to ensure audit evidence is accurate and timely. We provide:

RULES MANAGEMENT

SECURITY SNAPSHOTS

VIOLATIONS MANAGER

FALSE POSITIVES

REMEDIATION

COMPENSATING CONTROLS


Digitalization and the constant evolution of business and IT landscapes together with the increased adoption of hybrid work models, hundreds of cloud applications along with legacy on-premise applications have materially increased the risks in user access request management.

Organizations with complex enterprise systems, require Identity Life Cycle Management solutions to control access for onboarding employees, contractors, and third parties.  Any change to work assignments, or departures from the organization requires immediate updates to security privileges in compliance with access governance policies to ensure users only have access to what they need while removing access they don’t need. Policy-based access management also improves user productivity while preventing unauthorized users from accessing business-critical systems.

Challenges with user provisioning


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Today many businesses use ITSM tools to fulfil access requests using roles that are manually configured as catalogs. The downside: the manual management of roles at a high level created audit findings where the attribute level details in the business application do not accurately reflect in the Catalog role.  For example, a role of Payables Inquiry available in ServiceNow does not prevent the risk of fulfilment where the user may also be granted access to the role in the Oracle ERP Cloud application that enables supplier creation – causing and significant risk to financial statements – enabling a user to create suppliers and pay suppliers. 

Furthermore, the lack of integration with business application increases the risk where the access requests in the ITSM system do not match the actual user access in the business application where the access is granted within the application or through multiple provisioning workflows or systems,

 SafePaaS enables integrated user request fulfilment to prevent fine-grained access violations. 


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IAM

Traditional IAM

Segregation of Duties tool

IAM with fine-grained capabilities 


Periodic access review of users' privileges is a key control for publicly listed businesses that must comply with Sarbanes Oxley section 404.  Management must review access to enterprise applications that affect financial disclosure to the public.  Businesses often perform access reviews each quarter. This process often creates a tremendous burden to collect user access data, then send out error-prone spreadsheets waiting for replies from control managers and process owners.

Enterprise Access Certification Manager (EACM), can streamline the access review process with automated workflows to reduce the cost of SOX compliance and mitigate cybersecurity risks.

SafePaaS customers can prevent the risk of application access control failure by completely automating the enterprise certification process for ALL IDENTITIES across the application and ALL other data sources, including IDM, IGA, ITSM, Database, and Servers. We provide:

INTUITIVE REVIEW UI

CENTRAL MONITORING

SOAP / REST / JDBC

FINE-GRAINED CONTROLS

REMINDERS / ESCALATIONS

CHANGE REQUEST


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Identity Orchestration – Identity Lifecycle Management 


Today, organizations are facing an increasing demand for modern Identity life cycle management and analytics within identity and access management (IAM) platforms to detect malicious bots, prevent cyberthreats and monitor fraud risks without obstructing user productivity as they  transition to more hybrid digital computing based on zero trust as the foundation of the digital enterprise

AccessPaaS™ Identity Orchestration enables consistent, policy-based identity and access to all your applications and infrastructure by levering your current investment in IAM tools like Microsoft Azure/AD, Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identity, IBM, Oracle, etc. You can analyze and control all identities in a distributed model across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud enterprise platforms. Policy-based Identity lifecycle management ensures that users have authorized access to apps running on-premises or on multiple cloud platforms — whether from the cloud or within the enterprise network -- modernizing your identity management process by serving as the orchestration hub allowing siloed identities and distributed policies across fragmented systems to come together for complete visibility.


Many organizations face challenges in granting business application roles that fit the user access responsibilities and rights to comply with enterprise information policies.

Roles Manager allows you to automate role design and simulate security before violations get introduced into the system.  You can discover role entitlements by scanning access to application privileges and data using the security structure of your business application. Improve application security and user productivity with effective role design. Configure application security components by including new access rights to excluding existing security rights. You can limit user access to data by applying security rules, profile options and personalization based on data role, privileges, organizational unit and other security attributes available within the business application. You can set up change control workflows to ensure that any changes to role design are reviewed and approved by the authorized manager before releasing those changes for user assignment.


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Privileged user access is a necessity for managing most any IT application. Someone or a group must have the ability to maintain the application as needed to support the organization's business processes when issues arise.

SafePaaS FireFighter is a secure process for controlling super-user access across multiple systems with an independent system of record to provide an audit-trail for privileged or super-user access. SafePaaS enables pre-authorized users to request temporary access to elevated privileges to an organization’s business applications. The enhanced Firefighter request processing enables System Administrators or managers to grant immediate access to pre-approved users with assigned firefighter access to be able to get immediate access without any bottlenecks. The elevated access is logged and reported for management review.


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Access Analytics is a key component of an enterprise access governance solution as it can improve the effectiveness of controls and provide real-time insight to mitigate emerging threats. SafePaaS customers use access analytics in many ways and rely on results to safeguard their business against cyber security risks and insider threats from access policy violations.

Analytics is also a catalyst for digital strategy and transformation as it enables timely and more accurate design of the business roles and application entitlements in complex and fast-changing business contexts to optimise productivity.

Today’s data-driven enterprise can leverage the Identity data stored in the information system using SafePaaS analytics to ensure successful digital transformation including policy-based access governance for sustainable value creation.


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Exponential growth in data volumes, and rapidly increasing attack surfaces are challenging security teams to control cyber threats and data leaks. Security data lakes can help address the key security challenges facing organizations. 

The massive data generated from Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions can take days to analyze and its cost prohibitive to store all the collected data which can cause key signals to be missed during an investigation or breaches to go unnoticed.

To overcome the challenges of scale, cost, structure, and detection capabilities, SafePaaS provides enterprise security data lake to separate storage from compute.


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