Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)

Break the toxic permission chains creating pathways to your data.

Why You Need CIEM

CSPM and vulnerability management help prevent entryway into your environment, but security can’t stop there. Organizations need a defense-in-depth approach, one where you plan for when an attacker does get in.

Today, attackers are doing recon and looking for paths to your sensitive data and applications. But how are they moving laterally through your cloud? By exploiting overprivileged identities. Identity and cloud entitlements are the stepping stones creating paths to breach.

Discover Unknown Admins

Not all of your admin-level identities were explicitly assigned that privilege– and some of them aren’t even human. Instead, they inherited it through permission-chains or toxic combinations of permissions. Unknown admins are unsecured admins. Let’s fix that.

Sonrai’s patented analytics computes all admins, and lists them in the Identity Inventory for easy insight. From there you walk through our certification process and remediate by detaching troublesome policies or deleting roles.

Remove Unused Identities

Third-parties, old projects, and test environments all have one thing in common: they leave around unused identities. These are roles, infrastructure, and identities you just aren’t using anymore – but an attacker might. Let’s clean these up and reduce your exploitable attack surface.

Filter by ‘unused’ to see all dormant identities in the Sonrai Identity Inventory. Certify their needs and delete them one at a time, or run a script that removes any unused identity in mass. Talk about efficient risk reduction.

Implement Least Privilege

You’ve removed unknown admins and unused identities – now let’s lock down the rest of them. Identities are largely overprivileged, holding more access than they need. Implement a prebuilt and customizable Least Privilege policy with Sonrai.

Continuously maintain Least Privilege with the Sonrai Identity Insights dashboard. All cases of excessive privilege are available in the overprivileged identity widget where you can investigate and remediate. Sonrai recommends a safer policy to implement or the chance to delete what you don’t need.

Disrupt Attack Paths

Role assumptions, permission-chaining and privilege escalations give attackers the chance to move laterally through your environment. These are covert attack paths to data you can’t see. Let’s shut them down.

Fueled by Sonrai’s patented analytics that reveal true effective permissions, the Identity Insights dashboard lists all potential for lateral movement. See every pathway to data an attacker might find and remediate the compounding roles, permissions, and policies allowing them to get there.

Patented Identity Analytics

Sonrai is built on patented analytics and graphing technology that reveals every possible relationship between identities, their entitlements and the data they can access.

Privilege and access is not always directly granted. Most privilege in the cloud is covert and inherited several degrees of separation away. Identities acquire unintended permissions via toxic combinations, trust relationships, group policies, and privilege escalation capabilities. Just because your identities are at ‘least privilege’ doesn’t mean they don’t hold dangerous access rights. Sonrai highlights which permissions pose the greatest risk to your business.

Beyond Least Privilege: Effective Permissions

Let’s start by getting you to Least Privilege. But Least Privilege is only half the story. Least Privilege only considers Excessive Permissions – the permissions granted to identities that have proven unnecessary over an audit period. It’s like driving and only looking in a rearview mirror. Next is revealing Effective Permissions – the true extent of every possible action an identity can take.

Consider it like seeing into the future. Reveal dangerous permission-chains creating attack paths with our Toxic Permission Analyzer so you can secure your identities beyond just Least Privilege.

The Sonrai Security Difference

Risk-based prioritization and remediation inside your cloud.

Toxic Permissions Analyzer
Prioritized Actions
Cloud Access Intelligence
Anomaly Detection
Toxic Permissions Analyzer

Breakdown Attack Paths.

Map the effective permissions of every identity no matter how many degrees of separation away permission inheritance is. Now you can break down the toxic permission chains creating paths to your sensitive data and cloud-native applications. Every unique cloud action is decoded from policies and wildcard permissions, and classified into action categories.

Prioritized Actions

Fix What Matters Most, First.

Identify and secure your most valuable resources in your organization’s cloud environment. Risks tied back to the most valuable resources will be automatically prioritized so your team never chases a deadend. Integrations with your organization’s existing ticketing and SIEM solutions streamline workflows.

Cloud Access Intelligence

Instant Intelligence for Every Audit

It’s now possible to instantly know everything that can access sensitive assets in your cloud. Through comprehensive cloud search analytics, you can quickly validate policies, investigate incidents and address audit requests with assurance. Use more than 1,000 policies mapped to every major compliance framework like NIST, CIS, HIPAA, SOC2, GDPR, HITRUST and more, to meet compliance with ease.

Anomaly Detection

Detect New Risk & Attacker Activity

Reach a secure baseline for identity behavior, infrastructure controls and data access, and detect deviations suggesting risk. Monitor high-value resources to detect any unusual access or changes in configurations and permissions to reveal attacker activity or prevent it before it could even start.


Try Our CIEM Solution

“With Sonrai we verify all identity and data controls are in place and working. We can demonstrate that our risk in the cloud is equivalent or less than our on-premise data centers.”

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Head of Cloud

Top 5 Canadian Bank

MITRE® ATT&CK for Cloud Report

Approximately 10% of the identities in your cloud have full admin permissions – enough permission to ‘delete’ your cloud.

Gartner CIEM Vendor

Learn why Sonrai is a representative vendor for CIEM.

What is CIEM and Why it Should Be Your Cloud Priority

CIEM refers to next-generation cloud security technology that manages identity and access in the public cloud.

Security for Your Entire Public Cloud

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Unified security for identities, data, workloads and cloud configurations powered by the Sonrai Identity Graph.

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Continuously monitor activity logs, cloud assets, and configuration to stay ahead of cloud risks in real time.  Detect when cloud posture is drifting and send alerts to the right team for immediate action.

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Prioritize vulnerabilities with agentless scanning combined with real risk context based on privileges, access to sensitive data, or external exposure.  Save time and minimize risk with quarantining risky hosts with bots.

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Data Access

Discover, monitor and secure critical data. Know who can access your critical assets and secure them. Monitor key vaults and databases to alert on changes and inform least access policies.

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Monitor cloud resources, access and actions to detect threats.  Prioritize, investigate and respond quickly with context-aware alerts based on business risk.

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Enforce, report and automate compliance with over 1000 policies mapped to every major compliance framework including NIST, CIS, HIPAA, SOC2, PCI, GDPR, HITRUST, and CSA STAR.

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See the Sonrai CIEM Solution in Action

Watch a demo to see how Sonrai Security can secure identities and entitlements across your entire public cloud, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, GCP and OCI.