Wing Security, a SaaS Security Posture Management company, made waves when it launched its free SaaS-Shadow IT discovery solution this past January. The cloud-based solution allows companies to gain insight into their employees' SaaS usage with a completely free, self-service product that operates on a "freemium" model. If a user is impressed with the solution and wants to gain more insights or take remediation action, they can purchase the enterprise solution."
In today's economic reality, security budgets have not necessarily been cut down, but buyers are far more careful in their purchasing decisions and rightfully so. We believe that you cannot secure what you do not know, so knowing should be a basic commodity. Once you understand the magnitude of your SaaS attack layer, you can make an educated decision as to how you are going to solve it. Discovery is the natural and basic first step and it should be accessible to anyone," said Galit Lubetzky Sharon, Wing's Co-Founder and CTO.
The company reported that within the first few weeks of launching, over 200 companies enrolled in their self-service free discovery tool, adding to the company's existing customer base. They recently released a short report on the findings from hundreds of companies that unveiled SaaS usage, and the numbers are unsettling.