Automation Eases Cloud Permissions Management for Security Teams


Are you struggling to keep up with cloud security and permissions management? You’re not alone. With Gartner estimating that 75% of cloud security failures will occur due to insufficient management of identities, access, and privileges by 2023, it’s time to start thinking about automation. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of permissions management, the cloud identity and access management market, and how Entitle, Opal, and Axiom are helping to address the issue.

Permissions management is the key to data security, and yet few security teams can keep up with the demands of managing identities in the cloud. Fortunately, more and more providers are looking to address the issue with automation. Entitle, which recently raised $15 million, offers a platform for automating access management and provisioning.

The announcement comes as organizations continue to struggle to secure cloud environments. According to Thales Group, 66% of organizations stored 21%-60% of their sensitive data in the cloud, yet 45% have experienced a data breach or failed an audit involving data and applications in the cloud. Automation addresses the limitations of traditional permissions management by automatically assigning privileges to users and then revoking them after a set time period or ticket resolution.

Entitle’s solution falls within the cloud identity and access management market, which Mordor Intelligence valued at $3.4 billion in 2020 and estimates will reach $9.4 billion by 2026. One of Entitle’s main competitors in the market is Opal, which provides security teams with an access management platform where users can request access to resources via Slack and security teams can automate provisioning and revocation. Another competitor is IAMOps vendor Axiom, which offers just-in-time access via Slack and other collaboration tools with automated provisioning and revocation.

According to Entitle’s CEO, Ron Nissim, the key differentiator between Entitle and these competitors is its emphasis on supporting security and IT teams. “We built our solution to ensure security teams provide just enough access to employees while solving the manual workload of DevOps and IT as a byproduct,” Nissim said.

Permissions management is essential to cloud security, and automation is the key to making it easier for security teams to manage identities in the cloud. Entitle, Opal, and Axiom are just a few of the providers looking to address the issue, and it’s clear that the cloud identity and access management market is set to grow significantly in the coming years.

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