Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)

CIEM is the essential next step in your cloud security strategy. CIEM solutions continuously monitor human and service identities, permissions and activity to surface, visualize and mitigate identity-based risk.

Ermetic delivers CIEM as part of a comprehensive Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP). Find out how Ermetic helps secure identities and access, and enforce least privilege across your cloud infrastructure.

Who Needs CIEM?

With firewalls gone, identities and entitlements are the greatest risk to your cloud infrastructure. Identities figure in just about every data breach, with bad actors seeking to exploit mismanaged IAM privileges to access sensitive data. Ironically, almost all cloud permissions are overprivileged – an accident waiting to happen.

Cloud complexity – 1,000s of microservices needing access to resources and layers of policies that often change – make understanding access risk and true permissions need very hard. Gartner wants enterprises to automate entitlement management and least privilege as a cloud strategy. CIEM lets you do so.

Ermetic for CIEM

Ermetic is the most comprehensive solution for managing human and service identities for cloud infrastructure. It visualizes all identities and entitlements, using automated analysis to reveal and prioritize risks, including excessive permissions and toxic combinations, accurately and in context. Using Ermetic, your teams can understand effective use, remediate risk using automated workflows, shift left on least privilege and investigate suspicious behavior. The platform’s Just in Time (JIT) access mechanism puts an end to long-standing privileges risk.

Ermetic lets you answer your most critical cloud security questions:

  • Who has access to a resource?
  • What entitlements does an identity have?

Ermetic goes beyond permissions visibility to reveal IAM risk context that informs our busy devops team, facilitating their efforts in mitigating risk and minimizing disruption.

Guy Reiner, Co-founder and VP of R&D, Aidoc

Multicloud Asset Management and Full-Stack Risk Assessment

Ermetic continuously discovers and visualizes a full inventory of all cloud identities, entitlements, resources and configurations in your cloud environment, including IAM, federated and 3rd party users. It applies full-stack analysis that evaluates cloud provider permission models across identity, network, compute and data resources to surface precise findings in context. Using Ermetic, teams gain insight into identity-related risk, including excessive permissions, network exposure and hidden dangers.

Automated Remediation Tailored to Your Needs

Ermetic helps mitigate risky privileges – and faulty configurations – through automated and assisted remediation tools. Using Ermetic, teams can rapidly eliminate unintended entitlements and misconfigurations, and the threat they pose. Specifically, you can:

  • Directly auto-remediate using wizards that display remediation steps
  • Plug auto-generated optimized policies and configuration fixes into existing workflows such as Jira or ServiceNow
  • Shift left on least privilege by delivering right-sized, least privilege code snippets to developers
Auto remediation at a click with least-privilege policies
Auto remediation at a click with least-privilege policies

Detect Anomalies and Investigate Threats

Ermetic performs continuous risk analysis against behavioral baselines, detecting anomalies and suspicious activity. It identifies identity-based threats such as unusual activity related to data access, network access management, permission management, privilege escalation and more. By querying enriched logs, teams can understand, view and investigate risks in context. Importantly, you can accelerate incident response through integrations with SIEM solutions (such as Splunk and IBM QRadar) and with ticketing/notification systems (such as ServiceNow and Jira).

Govern Access and Compliance

Security and privacy regulations (e.g., CIS, SOC2, HIPAA) require organizations to have cloud security capabilities for governing access policy and enforcing least privilege. These controls enable continuous auditing and automated reporting on how privileged cloud identities are being used. Your pathway to least privilege and shift left starts with a full and accurate picture of all entitlements. Ermetic uses its analysis to auto-generate access policies based on actual need that integrate in your remediation workflows. You gain valuable tools for continuously monitoring compliance and easily producing detailed reports.

Secure Your Public Cloud with Just-in-Time (JIT) Access

Your engineering teams sometimes need highly privileged access to sensitive cloud environments such as for debugging or manual deployment of a service. Broad access can introduce risk if not revoked when no longer needed. Ermetic’s Just-in-Time (JIT) portal lets you control developer access based on business justification:

  • Enforce fine-grained least privilege policies and avoid long-standing privileges, minimizing your cloud attack surface
  • Enable developers to quickly make a request, notify approvers and gain temporary access, saving engineering teams time
  • Monitor activity during the session, generate detailed JIT access reports

Full Cloud-Native Security across the Lifecycle

Ermetic offers robust entitlement management as part of its comprehensive Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) for AWS, Azure and GCP. The platform provides continuous discovery across identities, infrastructure, workloads and data, visualizing, prioritizing and remediating cloud security and compliance risks from development to deployment. Ermetic integrates into CI/CD pipelines for complete shift left security, and democratizes and accelerates organizational security efforts.

Using [Ermetic’s] automation allowed us to eliminate exhaustive manual processes and perform in minutes what would have taken two or three security people months to accomplish

Larry Viviano, Director of Information Security, IntelyCare
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Ermetic Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management

  • Get Deep, Multicloud Visibility

    Manage all identities and resources in one platform. Investigate permissions, configurations and relationships

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  • Understand the Attack Surface

    Assess & prioritize risk across human and service identities, network configuration, data and compute resources

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  • Automate Remediation

    Mitigate risky privileges and faulty configurations through integration with ticketing, CI/CD pipelines, and IaC

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  • Enforce Policies and Shift Left

    Define and enforce automated guardrails for access permissions and resource configuration, from dev to production.

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  • Detect Anomalies

    Detect suspicious behavior and configuration changes with continuous behavioral analysis and alerts

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  • Comply with Standards

    Audit inventory and ensure compliance with CIS, GDPR, SOC2, NIST, PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO and more

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Hear from Our Customers

David Christensen Senior Information Security Executive

“This is one of the few platforms I’ve brought into the cloud that has had actionable efforts in under 30 days. From a return on investment perspective, it was one of the best decisions we made.”

Eugene Gorelik VP Engineering at Airslate

“Ermetic has allowed us to concentrate on our business rather than on concentrate just on the cloud security.”

Larry Viviano Director of Information Security, IntelyCare
IntelyCare x Ermetic

“If I didn’t have Ermetic to manage my cloud security, I probably would need an additional two or three headcount in order to do that manually.”

Dominic Zanardi Security Engineer, Latch

“If we didn’t have Ermetic analyzing roles, policies and network configuration, that would easily be an additional three to four analysts. It’s saving us hours and head count.”