Change Sharing

Learn how Prisma SaaS tracks and controls file sharing.
SaaS applications make it easy for users to collaborate and share information in the cloud. However, tracking and controlling the different types of sharing in all cloud apps you sanction to ensure that your private data is not exposed can be challenging. This is why the View Asset Details and Security Controls Incident Details identify all the different ways that an asset is shared. In some cases, Prisma SaaS identifies an asset as a risk because it contains sensitive or private keywords or data and you can simply modify how the asset is shared to eliminate the risk.
Types of sharing that might pose a risk include the following:
  • Public share settings
    —The asset is publicly indexed on Google or it is stored in a public repository.
  • Shared links
    —The owner created a public link, vanity URL, or password-protected link for direct access to the asset.
  • External collaboration
    —The owner shared the asset with users outside of your organization.
  • Company-wide collaboration
    —The owner created a company-wide URL that gives anyone in the company direct access to the asset.
  • Internal collaboration
    —The owner shared the asset with internal users.
When you Add a New Asset Rule, you can automatically change sharing to
Remove Public Links
. Choices include:
  • Only Remove Direct Links
    —Remove any links on the asset that allow the asset to be publicly accessed. Only the link on the asset is removed. For some cloud apps, the asset may still be exposed due to inheritance from parent folders.
  • Remove Public Links on Parent Folders if Necessary
    —For some applications, you can also remove public links from an asset if the risk is inherited (for example, if the folder where the asset resides has public links or Collaborators, but the file itself does not). This option removes any public links on the asset and removes any public links on parent folders that allow the asset to be publicly accessed.
When public links are automatically removed on an asset, you can send the asset owner a Remediation Email Digest that describes the changes that were made (
Actions Taken
You can change sharing for assets automatically when you Add a New Asset Rule, or you can open View Asset Details or Security Controls Incident Details and select
Change Sharing
to manually change sharing for an asset.

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