What is Cloud App Discovery
In modern enterprises, administrators are often not aware of all the SaaS applications that are used by the users to do their work.
As a consequence of this, administrators often have concerns in conjunction with unauthorized access to corporate data, possible data leakage and other security risks inherent in the applications. Because they don’t know how many or which apps are used, even getting started building a plan to deal with these risks seems to be daunting.
Cloud App Discovery is a Premium feature of Azure Active Directory that enables you to discover cloud applications that are uses by the employees in your organization.
With Cloud App Discovery, you can:
Discover applications in use and measure usage by number of users, volume of traffic or number of web requests to the application.
Identify which users are using an application.
Export data for addition offline analytics.
Prioritize applications to bring under IT control and integrate applications easily to enable Single Sign-on and user management.
With cloud app discovery, the data retrieval part is accomplished by agents that run on computers in your environments.
The app usage information that is captured by the agents is send over a secure, encrypted channel to the cloud app discovery service.
The cloud app discovery service evaluates the data and generates reports you can use to analyze your environment.