SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2015) - Palerra, the leader in cloud security automation, today announced new User Behavior Analytics (UBA) capabilities for its award-winning LORIC™ platform including user profiling, user risk-scoring and anomaly detection. Palerra also announced a new integration with Okta, the leading identity and mobility management company. Leveraging LORIC's User Risk Scoring, Okta and Palerra customers gain greater visibility and granular access control across their entire cloud service environment.

LORIC UBA offers visibility on user risks as well as drill down capabilities for deep forensic analysis. Included in Palerra's new UBA capability are dynamic user risk scores that leverage LORIC's machine learning capabilities to continually assess and quantify user anomalies based on a range of attributes including access patterns, administrative actions, device characteristics and more. LORIC's integrated workflows allow security administrators to quickly respond to incidents by opening tickets, or placing surveillance on risky users, across all cloud apps, at the click of a mouse.

By combining Palerra's UBA capability with Okta's Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), enterprises gain new insight into anomalies deep in their app usage activities, such as rarely detected administrative actions and access device characteristics.

The integration provides critical capabilities for enterprises to secure their cloud applications including:

  • Native support for Okta's Access Control - With built-in support for Okta Single Sign-On (SSO), enterprises can now adopt Palerra's LORIC platform in multiple modes, namely native API and IDaaS-enabled. This flexibility enables streamlined security monitoring with transparent user experience, and no performance degradation or latency.
  • User and Identity Imports - Detailed correlation and threat detection based on user activities across all cloud applications are now possible with LORIC.
  • User Behavior Analytics for Okta-secured Cloud Applications - Real-time User Risk Scores are readily available to enterprises based on LORIC's UBA capability to dynamically profile all user activities across all applications, including user activities in Okta.
  • Streamlined Incident Response - With LORIC User Risk Scoring, enterprises can greatly enhance the security of Okta's automated application provisioning process including denial of access for high-risk users.

"Okta's vision centers on strengthening security for the cloud and mobile world through our industry leading Identity-as-a-Service," said Chuck Fontana, VP of corporate and business development at Okta. "Palerra's cutting-edge User Behavior Analytics capabilities extend our vision, by natively leveraging our modern API platform to provide our customers with continuous monitoring and granular risk assessments on their users that access Cloud and SaaS services." 

"With the continued increase in adoption of Cloud and SaaS services, Behavioral Analytics is the next frontier in Cloud Security," said Adina Simu, head of product management at Palerra. "Palerra's UBA gives customers the richest set of user insights, including early warnings on insider threats and credential breaches, while ensuring no compromise to end-user experience, application performance and latency." 

Palerra's UBA capability further enhances LORIC's ability to provide visibility, governance, and automation across the entire enterprise cloud service environment including AWS, Salesforce, Box, Microsoft® Office 365™ and ServiceNow, through a single pane of glass.

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Palerra enables organizations to protect business-critical cloud infrastructure and data with LORIC™, the cloud security automation platform. It is the only solution to combine visibility, threat detection, compliance management, and automated incident response for cloud services into a single platform. LORIC is delivered as a service and can be deployed in minutes. Palerra is a privately held company funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Wing Venture Capital and August Capital and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit

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