Certero for SaaS Discovery (Shadow IT)

Discover the SaaS apps in use across your organization. Define SaaS policy and manage subscriptions. Optimize costs, minimize risks and secure your data with Certero for SaaS Discovery (Shadow IT).

Tackling Shadow IT

Along with potentially unmanaged and inefficient spend, the lack of visibility and control due to shadow IT can cause significant security liabilities, data breaches and a lack of understanding of the software the organisation actually uses and needs.

The first step to addressing Shadow IT is to discover what SaaS apps are in use and who is using them.

Certero for SaaS: Discovery (Shadow IT) uses unique technology to interrogate web browsers (including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Opera) to find evidence of web apps.

Once discovered, SaaS apps need to be accurately identified, understood and categorized according to the business purpose behind their use. Only then can SaaS software policy be applied alongside traditional software, for an holistic understanding of the software needed by the business, and the software that goes against the business policy.

SaaS web apps can be assessed, assigned owners and added to appropriate approved, or disallowed software policy lists that can then be used to maintain control over software costs and data security.


How Certero for SaaS Discovery works for you…

Understand your SaaS apps

Over 35,000 web apps are automatically categorized within Certero for SaaS Discovery (Shadow IT), helping you to understand what’s out there, what apps are for & why the business has a need. See where application rationalization could be more efficient, gain insight into what users really want & highlight potential risks to your organization.

Reduce overheads

Have your ITAM function stop spending time updating spreadsheets and hunting down contracts.  Certero for SaaS can streamline the capture of important SaaS data such as license entitlements, cost, and product function, then display what you need to see within a single pane of glass.

Apply governance to SaaS apps & data

Assign ownership of applications at a stakeholder, line-of-business or global level. Gain insight into usage & costs for web apps & define SaaS policies that work for your business.

Manage your costs

Certero for SaaS Discovery (Shadow IT) provides a flexible framework for IT, SAM and Procurement teams to identify savings and quantify the impact of their efforts in a way that is tailored to their unique needs.

View discovered SaaS applications

Data normalization creates meaningful SaaS application lists from captured web activity.

Cut through the noise & highlight risks

Identify the SaaS applications that pose the greatest cost & security concerns.

Tag SaaS apps, build understanding & ownership

Create user-defined tags for SaaS applications, for simplified reporting on ownership & adoption.

Explore SaaS activity across major web browsers

Including Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox + more.

Manage the SaaS your business needs

Attribute active subscriptions to applications, for centralized visibility of licensing.

Identify unwanted website activity

Understand website access in-line with governance policies.

Safe & Secure

Certero for SaaS Discovery (Shadow IT) uses the efficient & secure Certero platform to identify evidence of web apps from approved browsers. This means that both ‘free’ as well as commercial web apps can be identified, & that there is no need to rely on browser extensions to identify SaaS – keeping your organisation secure & providing greater insight & accuracy.

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Certero is committed to Imageproviding customers with the highest levels of security,  which is why Information Security is embedded as part of our culture. From the board down, our Information Management Processes have helped customers have a safer, more reliable IT hardware, Software, SaaS and Cloud solutions and Services throughout the year.

Certero for SaaS Discovery (Shadow IT) Benefits:

Automatically bring SaaS apps into view—stop spending time updating spreadsheets and hunting down contracts.

Stay secure—apply and enforce software security policies to web applications.

Take back control of company data.

Centrally capture important SaaS data such as entitlements, costs, and product function.

Reduce costs—understand need, procure more efficiently and cut costs of unnecessary / unwanted software.

Manage all cloud applications within Certero for SaaS, on the Certero Platform

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