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Solvo Introduces its New Cloud SaaS Security Platform
Fremont, CA: Solvo, a security automation enabler for cloud development and production environments", has introduced its "IAMagnifier" – a cloud SaaS security platform, enabling developers, DevOps and cybersecurity stakeholders working in cloud development environments to decrease potential cybersecurity threats caused by misconfigured access permissions to cloud assets.
To truly allow for a secured yet productive development environment, a "least-privileged" permission mechanism should be employed – by utilizing this methodology, the access level for each asset is defined by answering the question "How can I prevent access to that asset from anyone or anything other than anyone or anything that is supposed to access it to perform their intended task?".
Previously, security-conscious developers and security stakeholders within the organization had to manually inspect security permissions configurations for each asset, compare the permission levels found within the specific asset's configuration to the permission level stated by the relevant organizational policies, and if the actual permission level is too lenient – correct the situation by updating the asset's permission configuration.
Aside from the need to perform these set of activities for each individual asset, a task that may entail a massive waste of time and effort, the permission level to which the "wrong" configuration should be updated may not be the best one based on the specific characteristics of each individual asset.
"Solvo's IAMagnifier turns this cumbersome, lengthy, inefficient, and error-prone process of managing cloud assets' access permissions, into an automated, centralized, fast and decision-assisted experience," comments Solvo's Co-founder and CEO, Shira Shamban. "It does so by constantly inspecting the assets' access permissions configurations, analyzing gaps between the current and desired permission level, suggests the needed changes to the configuration, and performs these changes if approved by the user."
Solvo's IAMagnifier provides a visual experience that transforms boring tables and records into an easy-to-understand mapping of connections and dependencies between Roles, Policies, assets, and users in order to present the most relevant and up-to-date data about permission levels and potential risks resulting from permission level gaps. The IAMagnifier also flags what its analyzer deems to be "excessive permissions" and suggests an alternative, least-privileged permission policy, which the user can then enforce simply by approving the suggestion.