Prevent security drift with Nightfall SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)

Madeline Day
March 15, 2024
Prevent security drift with Nightfall SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) Prevent security drift with Nightfall SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)
Madeline Day
March 15, 2024
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In order to prevent worst-case data leak and data loss scenarios, security teams need to have both proactive and reactive measures in place. Let’s explore this further with an example. 

Imagine your sensitive data as valuables within a house. There are multiple ways to secure that house, including the following. 

  • Locking all the windows and doors to reduce the risk of an intruder coming in 
  • Finding all of your valuables and putting them in a safe so that an intruder won’t be able to access them
  • Installing cameras to monitor who’s coming in and out of the house, and what they’re taking with them when they leave
  • Instructing all the residents of the house on how to handle valuables safely

To put this example into practice, security teams would need to:

  • Monitor permissions and sharing settings to mitigate the risk of data exposure across SaaS apps
  • Redact or encrypt sensitive data in SaaS apps and emails to minimize the blast radius of a data breach 
  • Monitor for data exfiltration events from SaaS apps and endpoints
  • Educate employees about company data sharing policies

The first and last of these bullet points fall under the umbrella of SaaS Security Posture Management, or SSPM. Let’s zoom into what SSPM is, and why it’s important for security teams to incorporate it into their workflows. 

Nightfall SSPM secures the enterprise

Nightfall SSPM is a simplified way to discover and map sensitive data across SaaS apps. Using insights from that data’s whereabouts, security teams can both adjust and create new security policies to better control the flow of data. This may sound like a tall order for a single product. However, Nightfall’s unified platform accomplishes just that—and more. Here’s a glimpse of how Nightfall SSPM improves enterprise security posture, both in the short term as well as over time:

  • Increased visibility: Nightfall SSPM integrates in seconds via APIs, and provides an unobstructed view of sharing settings and permissions. 
  • Customizable scope: When it comes to enterprise risk management, there is no “one size fits all” solution. That’s why Nightfall gives security teams the option to personalize their scope based on employee permissions, content types, and more. 
  • Generative AI (GenAI) detection: Nightfall’s PII, PCI, PHI, secret, and image detectors are 2x more precise, and have 4x fewer false positives than the competition. This not only cuts down on false positive alerts, but also helps security teams to focus on finding and protecting the sensitive data that really matters. 
  • Insights at a glance: Security teams can see in-depth histories of employee behavior, as well as the files they’ve accessed, all without needing to leave the Nightfall console. This convenience is critical for identifying and responding quickly to insider risk events.
  • Real-time remediation: If Nightfall detects that something is amiss, security teams have the option to revert sharing or permission changes, remove employee and user access to files, and block download permissions. By acting quickly from Nightfall’s alerts, or from the Nightfall console, security teams can eliminate any threats to compliance with leading standards like HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SOC 2, and more.
  • Employee education: Having a strong security posture goes beyond monitoring and remediation. Nightfall’s “Human firewall” feature automatically notifies employees of policy violations, and encourages employees to remediate those violations themselves. This not only saves security teams countless hours of triage and investigation, but also creates lasting improvements in enterprises’ overall security posture.


SaaS Security Posture Management, or SSPM, is a critical tool for governing data and managing risk within the enterprise. Nightfall leverages a single-pane-of-glass platform, powered by GenAI, to provide a highly customizable and lightweight SSPM solution for strengthening enterprise security posture both in real time as well as in the long term. 

Want to get a first look at Nightfall SSPM, or sign up to be one of our product design partners? Reach out to the Nightfall team today to get started. 

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