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Reduce Risk with Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)

Manage cloud risk by identifying and minimizing excessive privileges in public cloud services


Excessive entitlements are a growing risk in the public cloud

Gartner predicted that, by 2023, 75% of cloud security failures would result from inadequate management of identity, access, and privileges.

  • Greater public cloud adoption means greater risk of excessive permissions. Managing this risk can be difficult due to established provisioning practices and a need to move quickly, which often result in default or overly broad permissions that can leave sensitive data exposed.
  • CIEM addresses the emerging risks of excessive entitlements that overexpose data and increase the attack surface in a dynamic multicloud infrastructure. It provides deep visibility into cloud entitlements and access risks, enabling you to adopt a least-privilege strategy.

Why is the permissions gap growing?

Complex IAM models

In multicloud environments, each cloud provider offers a different set of IAM services with proprietary access management models, complicating the process of managing and defining permissions.

The rise of machine identities

More than half of cloud entitlements are granted to ungoverned identities, such as machines and service accounts, that operate under the radar, leading to unique access issues.

Lackluster security

Traditional identity governance, privileged access management (PAM), and native cloud platform tools don't effectively detect or remediate the risks associated with cloud IAM configuration.

Ever-changing tools

The rise of DevOps and continuous delivery processes means your cloud may see thousands of daily permission changes and tens of millions overall.

Why It Matters

The need for cloud infrastructure entitlement management

Permissions security for a DevOps-driven world

An effective CIEM solution helps you achieve full access control across all your cloud environments, resources, identities, and APIs. Give your security teams a 360-degree view of all permissions and the ability to automatically identify misconfigurations with zero disruption to DevOps teams—all from one unified platform.


CIEM policies are natively built into Posture Control by Zscaler, a comprehensive cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) that secures cloud infrastructure, sensitive data, and native application deployments across your multicloud environments.


What can CIEM do for you?

Perform identity-centric blast radius analysis

Get a blast radius analysis using a deep identity-centric view of all access paths to cloud assets

Prioritize IAM risks

Prioritize IAM security actions through an in-depth analysis of all access exposures to sensitive resources

Enforce least-privileged access

Minimize the attack surface by detecting overprivileged identities and risky access paths to sensitive resources

Harden IAM configurations

Clean up best practice violations to solidify IAM configurations and reduce the attack surface


What makes Zscaler CIEM unique?

Comprehensive IAM risk posture visibility

AI- and ML-powered analytics help you manage the sheer volume of entitlements data. A risk-based view of both human and non-human identities allows you to easily identify excessive high-risk permissions and inspect cloud identity configurations.

Risk-based prioritization

Most security platforms generate far too many alerts to be actionable. Posture Control prioritizes your organization’s security risks based on your profile, allowing for maximal risk reduction with minimal effort.

Entitlement rightsizing

Posture Control™ uses machine learning, cohort analysis, and more to identify hidden, unused, and misconfigured permissions as well as risky access paths for sensitive resources unique to each cloud platform, which you can remove to minimize your attack surface and achieve least-privileged access.

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Secure DevOps

Effective entitlement management in your DevOps processes means no more compromises on your security or your innovation.

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Consistent, compliant IAM configuration

By enforcing consistent policies and automated guardrails across multicloud environments and ensure IAM compliance with CIS, GDPR, SOC2, NIST, PCI DSS, ISO, and more, you gain powerful, granular control over access to your valuable assets.

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