With more enterprise IT organizations relying on software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications than ever, securing the data that flows in and out of those applications has become a major challenge and concern.
To give IT organizations more control over that data, Protegrity today unveiled the Protegrity Cloud Gateway, a virtual appliance that, once deployed on a server, enables organizations to apply policies to the flow of data moving in and out of multiple SaaS applications.
Protegrity CEO Suni Munshani says it applies a mix of encryption and vaultless tokenization to make sure data residing in a SaaS application can only be viewed by users that have been given explicit rights to see that data. Those rights are assigned using a “configuration-over-programming” (CoP) methodology that allows administrators to configure the gateway without having programming skills.
Support for SaaS applications is provided by accessing the public application programming interfaces (APIs) those applications expose, with support for each additional SaaS application that Protegrity supports taking a few days or weeks to add, depending on the complexity of the project.
The Protegrity Cloud Gateway is based on a stateless architecture that enables the gateway to scale up on a server or scale out across multiple servers.
With enterprise IT organizations now building complex business processes that span multiple SaaS applications, finding a way to both manage and secure data as it flows across those applications is a major security and compliance headache. More challenging still is finding a way to apply those controls without actually compromising the performance of those applications.