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?
Guy Reiner, Co-founder and VP of R&D, Aidoc
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.
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
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.
Larry Viviano, Director of Information Security, IntelyCare
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
Ermetic Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management
Get Deep, Multicloud VisibilityLearn More
Manage all identities and resources in one platform. Investigate permissions, configurations and relationships
Understand the Attack SurfaceLearn More
Assess & prioritize risk across human and service identities, network configuration, data and compute resources
Automate RemediationLearn More
Mitigate risky privileges and faulty configurations through integration with ticketing, CI/CD pipelines, and IaC
Enforce Policies and Shift LeftLearn More
Define and enforce automated guardrails for access permissions and resource configuration, from dev to production.
Detect AnomaliesLearn More
Detect suspicious behavior and configuration changes with continuous behavioral analysis and alerts
Comply with StandardsLearn More
Audit inventory and ensure compliance with CIS, GDPR, SOC2, NIST, PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO and more
Hear from Our Customers
“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.”
“Ermetic has allowed us to concentrate on our business rather than on concentrate just on the cloud security.”
“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.”
“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.”
More CIEM Resources
Why Managing Cloud Entitlements is Nearly Impossible & How to Do It
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State of Cloud Security 2021: More Aware Yet Very Exposed
Dan Yachin digs into our State of Cloud Security 2021 Report and shares his insight.
[On-Demand] Essentials Workshop: How to manage identities and access risk in AWS and Azure
Understand where AWS and Azure align and differ in handling access management.