Securing SaaS Applications

Regain control and secure business-critical data

Bridge the SaaS security gap

Use of SaaS applications is exploding because software as a service is so easy. But, because of that simplicity, the security risks of SaaS are also on the rise. The use of unsanctioned SaaS apps can expose sensitive data and propagate malware – and even sanctioned SaaS adoption can increase the risk of data exposure, breaches and noncompliance.

By offering advanced data protection and consistency across clouds, Palo Alto Networks reins in the risks. Our products address your cloud access security broker needs and provide advanced capabilities in risk discovery, data loss prevention, user behavior monitoring and advanced threat protection. Now you can maintain compliance while preventing data leaks and business disruption through a fully cloud-delivered CASB deployment.

Safely enabling SaaS adoption

Data leak prevention and compliance

Define granular, context-aware policy control to drive enforcement as well as quarantine users and data as soon as violations occur. This enables you to quickly and easily satisfy data risk compliance requirements, such as those related to PCI, PII or PHI data, while still maintaining the benefits of cloud-based applications. Aperture can connect directly to enterprise SaaS applications to provide:

  • Data classification and monitoring
  • Data loss prevention, or DLP, capabilities
  • User activity tracking for anomalies
  • Known and unknown malware prevention
  • Detailed risk and usage reporting

Advanced threat prevention

WildFire® malware prevention service, integrated across the platform, provides advanced threat prevention to block known malware and identify and block unknown malware. You can keep threats from spreading through the SaaS applications, preventing a new insertion point for malware. New malware discovered is automatically shared with the broader enterprise security tools, strengthening your overall security posture.


Multimode CASB capabilities, cloud-delivered

Palo Alto Networks offers inline and API-based protection technologies that work together to minimize the wide range of cloud risks that can cause breaches. With a fully cloud-delivered approach to a cloud access security broker, you can secure your SaaS applications using:

INLINE – An approach with Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect™ cloud service to secure inline traffic with deep application visibility, segmentation, secure access and threat prevention. This approach combines user, content and application inspection features within the security service to enable CASB functions.

API-BASED – An approach with Aperture SaaS security service to connect directly to SaaS applications for data classification, DLP and threat detection. Aperture takes an out-of-band, API-based approach that enables granular inspection of all data at rest in the cloud application as well as ongoing monitoring of user activity and administrative configurations.

Experience Aperture

Watch a quick demo of Aperture's SaaS security capabilities, including:

  • Connecting cloud apps to Aperture SaaS
  • Creating granular policies
  • Remediating risks automatically
  • Preventing malware with WildFire

Featured Applications and Services

Interested in learning more about SaaS security?

Tune in to our educational SaaS podcast series.