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June 12, 2024 | Reading time 7 minutes

Top 5 SSPM (SaaS Security Posture Management) Solutions

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As businesses increasingly rely on Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for their daily operations, ensuring robust security measures becomes paramount. SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) has emerged as a critical component in this landscape, providing a comprehensive approach to managing and securing SaaS applications. 

SSPM solutions offer organizations the ability to monitor, assess, and strengthen their security posture across various SaaS platforms, safeguarding sensitive data and mitigating potential risks. In today’s dynamic cybersecurity landscape, where threats constantly evolve, selecting the right SSPM solution is crucial. 

Key factors to consider include comprehensive visibility into SaaS usage, real-time threat detection capabilities, compliance enforcement features, and seamless integration with existing security infrastructure. By prioritizing these aspects, businesses can effectively fortify their SaaS environment and ensure continuous protection against emerging security threats.

Below we will take a look at some of the top rated SSPM solutions and list their pros and cons to help you decide which may be the best fit for you.

Overview

SpinSPM is a Google recommended SaaS Security Posture Management solution that provides full visibility and fast incident response for misconfigurations and Shadow IT, including third-party apps and browser extensions, to help IT Security teams reduce manual workloads while decreasing security, compliance, and data loss risks.

Named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave(™): SaaS Security Posture Management Q4 2023, SpinSPM provides 24/7 automated, in-depth risk assessments of over 300,00 apps and browser extensions.

This assessment gives security teams a detailed outline of your security and compliance risks by providing you an overall risk score while offering remediation to help close your vulnerabilities.

Pros

  • Recommended and integrated by Google
  • 24/7 AI-based continuous monitoring and risk assessment
  • Customizable and automated access management and incident response
  • Visibility into hundreds of thousands of SaaS applications that have access to your SaaS environment
  • Only solution with browser extension risk assessment
  • Offers expansion into all-in-one SaaS security platform
  • Granular setting to block/allow list apps  
  • 2 hour customer support response window
  • Free trial available

Cons

  • Minimal compliance templates mapped to security controls
  • No feature to manage SaaS licenses

Pricing

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How to Buy

Contact sales representatives for a demo or free trial

Obsidian

Overview

Obsidian Security is a growing SaaS security solution that aims to provide comprehensive third-party app security by reducing integration risks, swiftly achieving SaaS compliance for their customers, and stopping SaaS threats pre data exfiltration.

The solution comes loaded with behavior analytics to detect insider threats and compromised accounts, ability to manage account privileges, automated incident response, as well as compliance reports and the ability to generate on-demand risk assessment reports. 

Pros

  • Partnered with Crowdstrike, allowing visibility into endpoint devices
  • Visibility into thousands of third party applications
  • Easy to use dashboard 

Cons

  • High Price Point 
  • Does not provide data access management
  • No automated remediation plans
  • No browser extension visibility or risk assessment
  • No free trial

Pricing

$ 100 per user a year

How to Buy

Contact sales representatives

Palo Alto

Overview

Palo Alto’s Prisma SSPM is one of the many security products offered by the company. As part of a broader SASE solution that also secures your cloud environment, Palo Alto’s solution comes with many capabilities and benefits.

Data loss prevention, risk assessment, and threat detection all come baked into the product, as well as insights into developing AI apps and their level of risk.Prisma also uses AI to automatically discover new SaaS apps and data types, and provides protection for both cloud and on-campus locations.

Pros

  • Advanced tech detects and integrates with many SaaS applications
  • One-stop shop for a multitude of solutions
  • Cloud and on-premise security
  • Easy integration with other Palo Alto products

Cons

  • Increased management overhead for small IT teams
  • High price point, particularly for small to mid-sized companies
  • Steep learning curve required for advanced features and capabilities 

Pricing

Quotation Based Pricing

How to Buy

Contact sales representatives

AppOmni

Overview

AppOmni is another leading provider of SaaS security services, looking to simplify security through a user-friendly dashboard and preventing SaaS breaches.

Like other SSPMs, AppOmni can identify data exposure and security threats, while offering real time risk and compliance assessments. Their solution also allows you track and manage account privileges, blocklist third-party applications, as well as other unique features. This mainly includes their Developer Platform, providing customers with in-depth access to AppOmni’s functionality, allowing them to customize their integrations to ensure universal coverage of any SaaS application.

Pros

  • Integrates into over 40 apps
  • AppOmni Developer Platform allows dev teams to integrate into more apps
  • Can expand into ransomware and data leak protection
  • Can allowlist/blocklist third party applications

Cons

  • No visibility into browser extensions or data movement
  • No data access management
  • No granular management of blocklists, will block apps for all users
  • 1-day customer service response window for urgent issues
  • No free trial

Pricing

Quotation-Based Pricing

How to Buy

Contact sales representatives

Adaptive Shield

Overview

Adaptive Shield SaaS Security Posture Management solutions help organizations safeguard SaaS applications through continuous monitoring, compliance enforcement, and threat detection. 

It offers visibility into SaaS configurations, user permissions, and security policies, ensuring adherence to best practices and regulatory standards. Like its competitors, Adaptive Shield provides automated risk assessments, identifying vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that could potentially be exploited. 

Pros

  • Integrates with 125+ third party apps
  • Partnered with Crowdstrike, allowing visibility into endpoint devices
  • Insight into third-party apps connected to SaaS Apps
  • User friendly interface

Cons

  • No browser extension visibility or risk assessment
  • 6 hour customer service response window
  • Does not offer remediation actions to improve security posture
  • Does not provide data visibility or management

Pricing

Quotation-Based Pricing

How to Buy 

Contact sales team for a demo

Recommended
ObsidianPalo AltoAdaptive ShieldApp OmniSpinSPM from Spin.AI
Starting Price (user/year)$100Quotation based, costly for mid-sized operationsQuotation basedQuotation based$36
Customer Service Response WindowUnknown2-48 hours based on severity6 hours1-Day2 hours
Data ManagementSeparate Data Management Product Available
Automated Remediation Plans
Misconfiguration Management
Application Risk Assessment
Browser Extensions Risk Assessment 
Free Trial
SaaS Security Platform Beyond SSPM 

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Product Manager at Spin.AI

Will Tran is the Product Manager at Spin.AI, where he guides the product's strategic direction, oversees feature development and ensures that the solution solves his clients’ cybersecurity needs.

Will is a security professional who started his career at Lockheed Martin where he worked on National Security Space programs in business development and product management.

Will holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UCSB and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Management and Marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

At Lockheed Martin, Will developed the multi-year strategy campaign and supported the product development of a national security satellite program for the United States Air Force, which resulted in a multi-billion dollar contract.

During business school, Will consulted 2 non-profit organizations as part of a series of national consulting case competitions. He set strategic priorities, optimized business operations, and developed a process to qualify new revenue streams for his non-profit clients. These initiatives resulted in 15-20% increase in annual surplus.

In his spare time, Will can be found at local coffee shops around Los Angeles, traveling to different countries, or hanging out with his cat.

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