Today, the public cloud has become the preferred way of doing business, which is causing challenges for security teams, as public cloud environments often create many access entitlements and associated vulnerabilities. In the latest blog in our cloud security series, I take a closer look at Tenable’s CIEM solution and highlight some of the benefits it offers customers.


Tenable’s CIEM solution provides customers with visibility, risk prioritisation and security control across multiple cloud environments and services. It delivers granular, role-based access controls (RBAC) for each user and is intended to give customers better control over access management in a cloud environment. Tenable CIEM provides organisations with real-time visibility into the entitlements granted to both human and machine identities.

With Tenable CIEM, organisations can enforce the security principle of least privilege for access control management. This means that access should be limited to only those users, applications and devices that need it to perform their tasks, and the least privileged access required to accomplish a specific action is the most secure approach. Tenable CIEM’s advanced security analytics also give customers insight into who has access to what resources, how often they’re using those resources, and when, allowing them to quickly detect anomalous or suspicious behaviour.

One of the key benefits of Tenable CIEM is that it gives organisations complete visibility and control over all their cloud resources, enabling them to maintain a more secure cloud environment. By reducing the risk of insider threats and external cyberattacks, companies can reduce costs, optimise their compliance and minimise the damage from breaches. Tenable CIEM provides insights into potential risks, like high-privileged accounts, stale and orphaned users and resources, as well as access misconfigurations that can leave the organisation open to vulnerabilities.

Tenable CIEM delivers flexible policy controls to detect risky behaviours in real-time and generates detailed compliance and security reports to facilitate regulatory and audit requirements. It is also built with extensible APIs that provide integrations with your current security tools, enabling them to consolidate alerts and notifications. With its user-friendly dashboard, users can view information on all entitlements across their organisation and an automated alert feature allows them to track changes in the privileges, configurations, and accesses. Moreover, Tenable CIEM gives security teams the flexibility to generate specific entitlement reports on-demand or set them up to generate automatically.

Tenable CIEM is cloud-native, which means it’s optimised for modern cloud infrastructures and built to deliver agility and scalability in cloud-based applications and services. It offers ease of integration, so you can work seamlessly with all the existing tools and services that you use, without needing to set up new tools or training sessions for the IT teams.

CIEM from Tenable is essential for cloud security and the organisation’s overall risk management, which requires a comprehensive view of user and machine identities and how they access and use cloud resources. Its enhanced functionality gives security teams a real-time insight into the usage of identity privileges and mitigates risks in complex environments. By prioritising the right users, systems and devices for attention, CIEM provides advanced threat analysis and prioritisation capabilities to detect the latest threats and zero-day vulnerabilities. In conclusion, Tenable CIEM is an excellent tool that enhances organisations’ overall cybersecurity and regulatory compliance posture.

For more information about Tenable’s CIEM solution, call us on +44 330 128 9180 or email info@4datasolutions.com.