Securing employees’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) usage is crucial for cloud-based organizations [1]. Wing Security has introduced a new product called “Essential SSPM” (SaaS Security Posture Management) that aims to simplify this process [3].


Wing Security’s “Essential SSPM” offers three fundamental capabilities: discovery, assessment [1] [2] [3], and control [1] [2] [3]. Discovery involves identifying and securing shadow IT [3], which has become more prevalent with the increase in SaaS usage [3]. Assessment is important for evaluating the security status of SaaS applications and determining which require attention [1]. Wing’s product combines SaaS discovery with automated risk assessment to assess the risks associated with SaaS applications. Control focuses on managing user access to SaaS applications and conducting periodic user access reviews [3]. Wing Security offers a unique “try first [2], pay later” approach [2] [3], allowing users to self-onboard and evaluate the product’s capabilities [2] [3]. This freemium model provides a starting point for organizations interested in SaaS security [2].


The introduction of Wing Security’s “Essential SSPM” addresses the critical need for securing SaaS usage in cloud-based organizations. By providing capabilities for discovery, assessment [1] [2] [3], and control [1] [2] [3], the product simplifies the process of managing SaaS security. The “try first [3], pay later” approach offers organizations the opportunity to evaluate the product’s effectiveness before committing to it. This innovative solution has the potential to greatly impact the security posture of SaaS applications and mitigate risks associated with shadow IT. As cloud-based organizations continue to rely on SaaS, Wing Security’s “Essential SSPM” offers a valuable tool for ensuring the security and integrity of their software usage.