What is Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management – The C3M Way?

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Cloud Adoption is at an all time high and enterprises around the world are adopting a ‘cloud first’ strategy. Along with that, there is a dramatic increase in the number of organizations getting breached in the cloud space – and majority of those breaches had something to do with Identities and its related entitlements.

Why Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management?

Analyst firm Gartner has reported that over the next three years 99% of cloud security failures will be the customers fault and 75% of these failures will be a result of improper management of identities, access and privileges.

Gaining complete control over all the identities, their access and privileges is challenging because of the large number of permissions in a typical enterprise infrastructure. There will also be several thousands of identities that have distinct permissions to access multiple resources. Add to this mix, developers who spin up environments hastily and grant excess entitlements and it quickly becomes impossible to manage and govern these identities manually.

What is Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management?

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for 2020 saw the introduction of a new entrant into the cloud security space – Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM). Those of you familiar with the Gartner Hype Cycle must be wondering- “what is this segment?”. Let’s dig deeper into this.

“Gartner defines Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) as specialized identity-centric SaaS solutions focused on managing cloud access risk via administration-time controls for managing entitlements and data governance in hybrid and multi cloud IaaS architectures. CIEM Solutions leverage analytics and machine-learning to detect anomalies around identities and entitlements.”

Source : forbes.com

Now, Identity Governance and the importance it plays in the cloud, warrants a longer discussion, but let’s quickly see what are the main problem statements around Identity and Access Management that enterprises face today. We can break it down into the below 5 segments

Visibility

Governance

IAM Auditing & Forensics

Compliance Reporting

Automation & Remediation

The C3M Approach to CIEM

C3M is launching it’s C3M Access Control to address all the problem statements mentioned above and help enterprises gain complete control over identities and infrastructure entitlements, and right size identity privileges. C3M Access Control would be closely integrated with the C3M Cloud Control platform and will help enterprises automate cloud infrastructure entitlement and manage identities at scale.

Get in touch with us to learn more about C3M’s CIEM capabilities.

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