Controlling your SaaS Environment

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SaaS offerings provide a tremendous opportunity to offload specialized tasks to outside vendors so that the in-house team can better focus on the business of the organization. The help also presents the challenge of implementing the security and operational controls that the internal IT must see applied to SaaS applications that are no longer under the direct control of the organization.  

HQ Software Consulting helps you with the following tasks to bring SaaS under your full control. 

Integration
Integration
Visibility
Visibility
Insight
Insight
Action
Action
Automation
Automation
Delegation
Delegation

 

 

 

 

 

Integration

With the adoption of SaaS, functional and non-functional data objects get strewn across inhouse and one or more Cloud-hosted services.  HQ Software Consulting helps you integrate those data objects so that the managers, administrators, and users can have a unified view of the interrelated data objects.  

Efficient Search Ability

Once the organization has managed to integrate the data objects, HQ Software Consulting helps in developing tools that help with efficient access to the data.

Insights

In the landscape of distributed data objects--residing in inhouse stores, and SaaS applications--the security alerts can be fragmented, numerous and difficult to correlate. HQ Software Consulting helps you create filters that bring priority and a disciplined order to the plethora of security alerts.

Efficient Operations

The administrative consoles of SaaS applications are very different from the tools IT teams have used in the past. They are also the additional challenge posed by each SaaS application having its particular type of console. HQ Software Consulting helps develop tools and strategies that help IT administrators manage operations efficiently from one location.  

Automation

With the multitudes of types of applications, manual intervention in dealing with incidents becomes unwieldy and prone to unforced errors. For example, when a team member leaves--employee or contractor--it is critical that the accounts of this individual are deactivated across all applications.  Manual handling of such activities is prone to mistakes. The solution to this problem is automation--as much as possible.  

Fine-Grained Access Control

If the SaaS vendor has not designed the application for matrix-like access control,  a large number of members can get superuser privilege unnecessarily.  HQ Software Consulting helps organizations fine-grained access control based on the security requirements.