CWSI to reduce identity risk for businesses with Microsoft Entra Permissions Management


CWSI, one of Europe’s most experienced mobile and cloud security specialists, today announces it will reduce over-permission risks for businesses in the UK and Ireland with the launch of Microsoft Entra Permissions Management. CWSI is one of the first Microsoft partners to provide the solution, which it’s introducing in response to increased multi-cloud adoption among its customers.

Microsoft Entra acts as a unified permissions management tool for businesses, enabling them to automate privilege management across multiple cloud platforms in a consistent and thorough manner. It enables privilege management in both cloud infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms and is designed to support across Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

The technology proactively monitors and remediates permission risks for any identity across multi-cloud environments in real-time, while mitigating over-privilege issues and ensuring compliance. It enables organisations to control their infrastructure, protect, verify, and govern data, and detect exposures in their security postures.

It permits the benchmarking of the Cloud platform against proven industry standards such as CIS and NIST permitting real time monitoring of the risk surface by the CISO and security teams.

The automation and tools provided ensure that companies are able to get the maximum capability across multiple vendors platforms through the normalization that Entra Permissons Management provides to the administrative user. Where gaps in training/certification and production/workload pressure brings the risk of error Entra Permissions Management reduces or removes these.

CWSI’s highly skilled and accredited Microsoft experts will provide ongoing managed support to customers following the deployment of the Entra Permissions Management solution. It can guide them through the stages, identifying the priorities, and deliver a hardened operational platform with minimal permission risk.

CWSI is a five-time Microsoft Gold Partner and was recently named Microsoft Ireland’s Partner of the Year 2022 for Security. CWSI launched its dedicated Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management practice in 2019 and since then, has invested more than €2.5 million in its ongoing development.

Last year, it became the first Irish Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), to become a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions with Microsoft security products to better defend against a world of increasing threats.

Ronan Murphy, CEO, CWSI: “We’re excited to deepen our partnership with Microsoft following the introduction of this innovative cloud solution to our Microsoft portfolio. It comes at a crucial time when the number of machine identities are growing rapidly, which is increasing the risk of breaches and over-privilege in organisations. High turnover rates and past employees retaining privileged access to data is also a major concern for businesses and this solution gives organisations better control over its permissions, ultimately reducing cyber risks.

“Identity is the foundation of security and with the rapid acceleration of digital transformation, technology and the cloud now touch business operations on a daily basis. There are millions of interactions happening every second. Security challenges have become broader, and they require a broader solution – Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is enabling organisations to confidently reduce their risk in real-time.”