Avanan Shadow IT provides insights on Cloud Services used by employees, allowing Security Admins to discover unauthorized services. Avanan is monitoring the email traffic received from different cloud service vendors, and identifies the use of external cloud-based platforms. Whenever a new cloud service use is discovered a security event is generated, and the admins can choose if they want to authorize the use of the new platform.

To assist admins to make that decision, Shadow IT events now include a reference to the underlying email that identified the suspicious use. Click on the event will lead to the relevant email page, where the admin can inspect the email.