Identity Governance for Cloud Security Professionals

As a Cloud Security pro, you are responsible for securing the multitude of service and user identities along with their access entitlements.  Failing to do so puts your organization at risk of a data breach and lateral movement. Meanwhile, working to secure identities is a sisyphean effort.

Find out how Ermetic lets you cut through the complexity to govern permission creep. Learn how to close the back-doors that pose risk to your cloud environment — and to achieve least privilege.

The Road to Cloud Identity Governance

Today, the cloud is an integral part of daily business and technology operations as data that was once stored on-prem is moving or has moved to a cloud, and even multi-cloud, environment. Or maybe your organization is cloud-native from the get-go. To secure your cloud infrastructure, you need to be able to continuously monitor identities and access policies, and take immediate action when they pose a risk. As a cloud security professional, you know how difficult and important it is to protect sensitive resources, identities and data.

Ermetic was built ground up to address the unique challenges of the cloud. It analyzes access policies continuously, eliminates excessive access and alerts on suspicious access behavior.

What Does Identity Governance Do?

According to Forrester, Cloud Identity Governance (CIG), also called Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM), helps organizations “track performance, allocate resources, and modify cloud services in a robust identity context.” CIG/CIEM solutions like Ermetic automate the detection and mitigation of cloud infrastructure access risk to help organizations reduce the cloud attack surface and enforce least privilege.

Ermetic combines sophisticated risk analysis with intuitive visualization to accurately prioritize risk and offer clear policy remediation steps, integrated in workflows. It acts as a force multiplier, providing insight and automation that reduce the burden on overstretched security teams.


Ermetic is addressing a use case that none of our other cloud security solutions does: giving visibility, and letting security gain trust and build collaboration with devops and other teams to mitigate identity risk.

Larry Viviano, Director of Information Security, IntelyCare

Who Needs Cloud Identity Governance?

As you likely know, cloud provider models for shared responsibility in securing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) put much of the burden on the cloud customer. This includes securing network controls, configurations, applications, and IAM and customer data. The task is enormous, and typically manual, and the stakes are high. Failure to understand access to and exposure of resources in an organization’s rapidly changing IaaS  environment is one of the most elusive and risk-bearing aspects of cloud use. The burden must be addressed, and there has to be a better way.

Managing Entitlements and Remediating Risk

Ermetic prevents cloud data breaches and protects sensitive data by automating entitlements management and risk remediation for Azure, AWS and GCP. It automatically discovers all user and service identities, and analyzes their entitlements as granted by roles, scope and policies, using a continuous identity lifecycle approach. Combining analytics with granular, full stack insight, Ermetic makes it possible to enforce least privilege access at scale in even the most complex public cloud environments – and reduce workload for cloud security professionals.

Ermetic combines identity-first cloud infrastructure entitlements management with robust security posture management to simplify identity risk governance and compliance monitoring in one unified platform.

You’re able to rapidly operationalize this tool in ways that I didn’t expect.

Dom Zanardi, Software Engineer, Security Automation, Latch

The Pathway to Least Privilege

The pathway to least privilege starts with a full and accurate picture of all entitlements. Continuous discovery of all entities and policies (including IAM, resource, permissions boundaries and ACLs) in the environment and analysis of the relationships reveals the gap between the desired enterprise policy and actual entitlements.

Auto-generation of access policies based on actual need, and their integration in organizational workflows, provides organizations with the tools for enforcing least privilege reactively and proactively, including in code early on in development.

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Ermetic for Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management

  • Get Deep, Multi-cloud 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 automate guardrails for identities, resources and network 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

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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.

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Leo Thesen, Senior Engineer and Security Technical Lead, MOHARA

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