What is SaaS security?

SaaS security is the protection of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, to minimise the risk of unauthorised access, shadow IT and any other misuse of them that could result in a data breach or disruption to an organisation’s IT operations. SaaS security requires deep visibility and granular access control.


How secure are SaaS applications?

It depends on how well access to them is secured.

Although SaaS providers do secure SaaS applications themselves through critical measures such as encryption, an organisation is not truly safe unless all of this cloud software is also secured at its points of access and granularly monitored. Applications need tight access controls, such as secure web gateways (SWGs) and cloud acces