Zluri Blog - Miscellaneous

  • Top Digital Transformation Frameworks

    A digital transformation framework is a set of guidelines and a long-term plan that businesses utilize to help them navigate through the challenging landscape of digital transformation. It's a tool used by businesses to find out how to modify their current position to keep them ahead of their competitors.

  • Top 30 SaaS Management Platforms [2022]

    SaaS management platforms can vary in their use-case, functionality, and costs. In this list, you’ll find the best 30+ apps to help you narrow down your search.

  • How to Evaluate Your SaaS Stack for Security

    Using SaaS platforms means giving up on certain security controls because SaaS works on a shared responsibility model. As SaaS buyers, you don't have access to hardware and instances where the data is stored.

  • ITAM vs. ITSM

    ITAM and ITSM are the two most common responsibilities in the ITOps domain. The use cases and working approaches of the two, on the other hand, are complementary yet vastly different. 

  • SaaS Stats for CIOs & IT Heads

    SaaS causes the proliferation of shadow IT, overspending, and security breaches. To curb all of these at once, IT leaders must be equipped with an automated SaaS Management tool that offers a centralized view of all the SaaS applications running in the organization. 

  • What is Data Sprawl and How to Manage it?

    The core reason for data sprawl at most modern organizations is SaaS sprawl. If you don't have control over your SaaS stack, you also lose control over the data residing in those apps.

  • How to Establish SaaS Ownership in Your Organization

    Bringing accountability and ownership across organizations for SaaS applications is one of the foundational steps to ensure that organizations' SaaS stack is optimized and fully utilized. 

  • 8 Tools for IT Teams in the Remote Workplace

    IT and security teams also use tools for securing endpoint devices and applications that employees use so that organizations' data remains secure. Apart from collaboration, communication, and security, there are many other tools that organizations can use and provide to employees to ensure that work is done properly in a remote work setup.

  • Zluri Updates (April): Financial System Filters, Redundant Apps Report, and Custom Entity Type

    We have released some essential features like "Redundant Apps Report", "Financial System Filters" and more this month. Apart from that, we have also developed many other enhancements & new direct integrations for this month to help you save time and money in managing SaaS.

  • SaaS Optimization Guide for Modern IT Teams

    An optimized SaaS stack provides organizations with a smooth experience for the employees and saves a lot of costs for the organization. Additionally, it helps in eliminating shadow IT risks and managing SaaS sprawl.

  • Zluri Awarded ITAM Review Certification for Enterprise SaaS Management

    We are beyond excited to announce that Zluri has received the Enterprise SaaS Management certification from the prestigious The ITAM Review.

  • Top 10 Software License Tracking Tools

    Software license tracking tool helps organizations proactively identify available, deployed and unused, or underused software licenses. Further, it ensures that deployed licenses are aligned with the compliance requirements and helps in keeping audits ready.

  • 7 Best Offboarding Automation Tools for IT Teams (SaaSOps)

    Proper offboarding ensures that all the access to organizations' resources is revoked to prevent employees from having access to company data after they leave.

  • How to Evaluate GDPR Compliance of Your SaaS Stack

    Businesses have a growing dependency on SaaS apps, and they use different types of SaaS tools to function every day. Not having clear visibility of the SaaS apps you use should certainly make you question one thing, which is - how you will mitigate the risks that are associated with each of these SaaS tools.

  • 9 Best Automation Tools for SaaS Operations (and SAM/ITAM) Teams

    Automating repetitive and manual tasks not just saves time but also enables IT teams, to focus on more important tasks. Automation ensures consistency on a scale and prevents human error.

  • 10 Best Data Recovery Software

    Data recovery is a process that enables the organization to restore the data by creating multiple copies of important files, applications, and other data located on physical or virtual servers. It helps prevent data loss, backup, and recovery solutions that will enhance the efficiency of the IT teams.

  • What it is like working as a content writer at Zluri?

    I still remember my first day at Zluri. As an amateur writer coming from a journalist background, content writing for a B2B company was a bit overwhelming. 

  • Top 3 Workflow Automation Tools for IT Teams

    A Workflow automation tool helps to optimize and streamline your daily workflows. You can use these tools to run repetitive tasks in the background while concentrating on other strategic tasks.

  • Top Incident Management Tools for IT Teams

    Information technology (IT) teams use different tools to ensure that work is done properly and end-users are working efficiently. But there is always a chance of deviation or unexpected problems which occur in between the work. 

  • Best Contract Management Tools for IT Teams

    Contract management is the process of overseeing all aspects of a contract, from its drafting to its execution and, finally, termination by the parties involved. A contract management system ensures a proper system of record that helps mitigate operational risks.

  • Privileged Access Management (PAM): The Definite Guide

    Privileged access management is used to guard against privileged users by employing certain protocols to safeguard, regulate, and monitor access to key information and resources of an organization.

  • Top Zscaler Alternatives to Consider in 2022

    Zscaler's two most popular products are ZPA (Zscaler Private Access and ZIA (Zscaler Internet Access). ZPA enables businesses to create a virtual wide area network (WAN), connecting users to an enterprise's internal applications. In contrast, ZIA secures connections to SaaS services and is used for connecting users to public applications on the internet.

  • Zluri Updates (March): Global Search, License/Contract Discount and Bulk Edit Licenses

    We have released some essential features like "Global Search", "License/Contract Discount" and more this month. Apart from that, we have also developed many other enhancements & new direct integrations for this month to help you save time and money in managing SaaS.

  • Top Cloud Cost Management Tools in 2022

    As you can see, there are many tools available that you can use for managing your cloud cost. But, depending on your requirements, you should opt for one which meets your present business needs as well as possess the potential to help your business when you scale. 

  • Top Netskope Alternatives to Consider 

    There are many other cloud access security broker (CASB) tools available in the market if you are looking for alternatives to Netskope that may fulfill your requirement

  • Top 8 Alternatives to Symantec DLP in 2022

    There are several other Symantec alternatives that you can check to choose the best solution for your organization.

  • Zluri Updates (February): Upgraded Applications, Upgraded Users and Restricted App Emails

    We have released some essential features like "Upgraded Applications", "Payment Term for Licenses" and more this month. Apart from that, we have also developed many other enhancements & new direct integrations for this month to help you save time and money in managing SaaS.

  • Top SASE Solutions to Look Forward to in 2022 (SASE Tools)

    a SASE architecture recognizes users and devices and applies policy-based security to deliver secure access to appropriate devices. It creates a unified system that helps businesses secure access to their users no matter where they are. 

  • Top 10 ManageEngine Alternatives in 2022

    But if you are looking for an IT asset management tool with the best customer support, then ManageEngine may not be the right choice. There are many other ITAM tools available that you can check to get the best solution for your organization. 

  • Top Tools to Help you Stay HIPAA Compliant

    To stay compliant means adhering to laws, health, safety, data, and security standards set by the land government. For a business to operate, following all the regulatory compliance requirements is essential. 

  • Zluri Partners With Minet For The Israel Market

    Zluri, a SaaS Management Platform that helps IT teams discover, secure, and manage their tech stack, has announced its partnership with the procurement and supply chain giant Minet Technologies based in Israel. 

  • Best Lansweeper Alternatives in 2022

    Though Lansweeper is a good IT asset management tool, it has many drawbacks, like it occasionally gets slowed down. There are many other IT asset management tools available in the market which may fulfill your organization's requirements if you're looking for Lansweeper alternatives.

  • Zluri Updates (January): Recommendations, App-Wise Spend Reports and Custom Views

    We have released some essential features like "App-wise spend report", "Custom views" and more this month. Apart from that, we have also developed many other enhancements & new direct integrations for this month to help you save time and money in managing SaaS. 

  • Top Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Tools in 2022

    Data loss prevention software enables organizations to mitigate the risk of data loss due to insider negligence or threats, external threats, or natural disasters. In other words, a data loss prevention tool ensures the security and privacy of the data and minimizes the risk of data breaches.

  • Top Endpoint Management Software in 2022

    Endpoint threats are becoming more abundant and sophisticated. So, it is imperative to protect these devices and ensure that all information is secured and protected from external and internal threats.

  • SaaS Management Platform Zluri raises $10M led by MassMutual Ventures

    SaaS Management Platform Zluri, has raised $10M in a Series A round of funding led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital. Zluri had previously raised $2M, from Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital, in its seed round in January 2021.

  • Top 5 SaaS Security Posture Management Tools

    A SaaS security posture management (SSPM) tool ensures that the threats and vulnerabilities are proactively managed. In addition, it reduces the manual workload efforts from security teams by automating various tasks, which helps in mitigating and minimizing the security risks of SaaS applications.

  • Top 11 IT Vendor Management Tools (for Procurement and IT Teams)

    Choosing the right IT vendor management solution is a task in itself. The software should help your organization centralize vendor information, automate tasks, and ensure complete transparency between both parties. If not done right, It can jeopardize your time and company’s money. 

  • Top 9 Freshservice Alternatives in 2022

    Freshservice is a cloud-based ITSM tool that helps organizations streamline service requests across different business departments. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes. Though Freshservice is a good ITSM tool, it has drawbacks like it slows down with the customization.

  • Cloud Security Posture Management Tools

    Cloud security posture management is a key component of cloud security that provides visibility into cloud environments and alerts about compliance risks and misconfiguration vulnerabilities in cloud services. Cloud security posture management empowers organizations to gain control over their cloud infrastructure configurations to prevent any security risks.

  • Zluri Updates (December): On/Off-boarding Workflows, Bulk Action Grouping and User activity Report

    The biggest and the most expected feature release of the year, "Workflows automation," is all set and ready for you. Apart from that, we have also developed many other enhancements & new direct integrations for this month to help you save time and money in managing SaaS. 

  • Top Identity and Access Management Tools (IAM Software Solutions)

    Giving appropriate access to relevant resources to users is important. It not only protects confidential information but also ensures a good user experience. 

  • 10 Best ServiceNow Alternatives in 2022

    In this post, we will be discussing the best 10 ServiceNow ITSM alternatives that may better fulfill your requirements.

  • Zluri Updates (November): User Merging, 2 Factor Authentication & Primary Source Selector

    Zluri's main motto is to make SaaS management easy peasy lemon squeezy for our users. That's why we put in our best every day to set out new features and improvements every month. This month also we have updated Zluri with some valuable features that can help you ace SaaS Management. Let's have a look at them!

  • Top 15 CASB Software in 2022 (Cloud Access Security Broker Tools)

    Cloud Access Security Broker (or CASB) sits between organization users and cloud service providers and monitors the network traffic for enforcing companies' security policies. 

  • Top 8 Okta Alternatives to Consider in 2022

    Even though Okta is seen as an unbeaten king of identity management platforms, you can't neglect the fact that many companies have followed its footsteps and have emerged huge.

  • Top 9 Snow Software Alternatives in 2022

    Though Snow is a good tool for IT asset management, it has some drawbacks, such as a steep learning curve and you may face performance issues sometimes. 

  • Zluri Updates (October): New Security & Compliance Module & License Optimization Report

    We've released many new updates this month: New Security & Compliance Module, License Optimization Report, 55 Direct Integrations And More.

  • Top 8 Torii Alternatives in 2022

    Torii has many limitations, but the major reason organizations may shy from going with it is the low number of direct integrations. 

  • How It Feels to Be an Intern at Zluri: A Discussion with the Intern Class of 2021

    Zluri welcomed 15 fireballs to help us out in DevOps, Marketing, and the Design team. All of them represented the reputed institution BITS Pilani in India. They have played a wholesome role in helping Zluri propel beyond and above. 

  • The Best Single Sign-On Tools in 2022 (SSO Software)

    In this post, we'll discuss major SSOs available in the market, their features, pros, and cons to make it easy for you to make the right decisions.

  • Zluri Updates (September): Granular Authorization Types, Security Filters, & Vendors Contracts

    We've released many new updates this month: Multiple Instances Connection, Granular authorization types, 35 New Direct Integrations and more.

  • Top 9 Alternatives to Flexera

    Flexera is a good IT asset management tool, but it may not fit everyone's requirements. It has some drawbacks, such as its cloud management UI seems pretty outdated, and the tool sometimes goes down. So, if you're looking for alternatives to Flexera, this post is for you.

  • Zylo Alternatives

    Though Zylo is good, it may not be the right fit for your organization, depending on whether you are looking for a SaaS management platform with ease of use, value for money or flexibility to integrate with other tools. There are many other SaaS management tools that may fulfill your requirements. 

  • The Best Software Asset Management Tools in 2022 (SAM Software)

    SAM tools play a critical role in managing the software lifecycle. It helps you make informed decisions based on data and helps mitigate any future issues and damages. 

  • Zluri Updates (August): Browser Extensions & Security Module

    Welcome to Zluri's latest product updates for August. We've released many new updates this month: Custom Sort, Filter, & Columns B

  • Top Alternatives to BetterCloud in 2022

    BetterCloud is a pioneer in the SaaS Management Platform category and it's a remarkable product but that doesn't mean it's right for every company. 

  • Zluri Updates (July): Getting Started Guide & Active Users

    Welcome to Zluri's latest product updates for July. We've released many new updates this month: Getting Started Guide, Active Users, 37 New Direct Integrations and more.

  • Top 14 IT Asset Management Software (ITAM Tools 2022)

    As organizations use a larger number of assets, keeping track of them manually is very tedious and time-consuming. Furthermore, due to the complex and dynamic nature of assets, there are high chances of discrepancies in manual processes of assets management. 

  • Top 13 IT Service Management Tools (ITSM Software 2022)

    ITSM tools are very important and play a critical role in managing IT assets' lifecycle. It helps you to make informed decisions based on data and also helps to mitigate any future issues and damages. 

  • Top 8 Alternatives to Blissfully

    We've listed top 8 alternatives to Blissfully and their pros and cons.

  • Zluri Updates (June): New Integration Screen & Faster Onboarding

    Welcome to Zluri's latest product updates for June. We've released many new updates this month: New Integration Screen, Faster onboarding, 14 New Direct Integrations and more.

  • Zluri Updates (May): Category-Wise Spend, Multi-Currency Support & User Log

    Welcome to Zluri's latest product updates for May. We've released many new updates this month:Category-Wise Spend, Multi-Currency Support & User Log, 8 new direct integrations and more.

  • Zluri Updates (April): Scheduled Exports and Reports

    Welcome to Zluri's latest product updates for April. We've released many new updates this month: Scheduled Exports and Reports, Manually Add Application Users and Usage and more.

  • Zluri Updates (March): Notes, App Type, Merging & Mapping

    Welcome to Zluri's latest product updates for March. We've released many new updates this month:‘Notes’ to keep track of your tasks, ‘Application Type’ feature to sort your SaaS stack from other applications and more.

  • Everything you need to know about the cloud marketplace before you step in

    Initially, the cloud market just consisted of third-party apps. Now they have evolved bigger as a sophisticated distribution platform that offers its users the functionality to explore, procure, and deploy relevant SaaS applications at present.

  • Announcing our seed funding

    In our endeavor to bring Zluri to life and build a sustainable organization, we have raised USD 2M from Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital as seed funding. We are excited to have Sateesh Andra and Vani Kola on our board to help us along the way.

  • Let’s talk about SaaS security and why you must be proactive

    Undoubtedly, Software as a service (SaaS) has changed how the global workforce operates

  • Do You Know Your SaaS Stack?

    The question ‘Do you know your SaaS stack’ might sound pretty elementary at first glance.

  • Subscription-based Software (SaaS) is the Panacea for Almost Anything

    Before sharing the software stack that we have deployed or about to deploy, I want to share how we make software buying decisions in the current boot-strapped stage of zluri.com.

  • A plugin to boost your productivity on Google Meet

    Remote work has been the norm for some time now and productivity tools have been on steroids for a while. Last month our team logged in 7 hours per day on an average over google meet. That’s a whole lot of time. Also, data from Techcrunch shows that Google Meet is one of the most downloaded app during these times

  • Why Zluri? Why now?

    Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse. - Sophocles

  • Top 5 Personal Subscriptions Management Apps 2022 + How to Choose

    The subscription business model is booming. Previously dominated by newspapers, magazines, gyms, utilities, and telecommunications firms, more products and services are being offered to more people through subscriptions than ever before

  • The Case for Building a SaaS Management Tool Ground Up

    In the early part of my career (circa 2010), I had the privilege of working with some of the large Fortune 500 enterprises. During those days, the cloud wasn’t still too mainstream (Market Size - 5.56 Billion USD), and we were all fascinated looking at the data centers managed and maintained by my employer.

  • The Story of Forgotten Subscriptions & the Birth of Zluri

    One Saturday evening, I got an email notification that I was charged $80 for an Adobe Creative cloud subscription. I was beyond confused—I could not recollect when I had purchased it.

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  • Top 9 OneLogin Alternatives in 2022

    Though OneLogin is a good identity and access management tool, it is also expensive. There are many other IAM tools available that may meet your requirements if you’re looking for a cost-effective solution. 

  • What is DLP & How Does it Work? Explained 101

    Data loss prevention is one of the vital strategies that can prevent your sensitive information from getting leaked online. You need to understand the ins and outs of DLP to implement the strategies in your existing business ecosystem.

  • Top Digital Transformation Frameworks

    A digital transformation framework is a set of guidelines and a long-term plan that businesses utilize to help them navigate through the challenging landscape of digital transformation. It's a tool used by businesses to find out how to modify their current position to keep them ahead of their competitors.

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Policies and Procedure

    Data loss prevention (DLP) is an umbrella term that encompasses tools, methods, and practices that ensure end-users do not send vital or sensitive data outside of an organization and lose it. It keeps sensitive information from being accessed or stolen by anyone without the right authorization. 

  • Top 30 SaaS Management Platforms [2022]

    SaaS management platforms can vary in their use-case, functionality, and costs. In this list, you’ll find the best 30+ apps to help you narrow down your search.

  • SaaS Management: The Most Comprehensive Guide - 2022

    Though with all its goodness, SaaS brings financial, security, and compliance risks to organizations. For IT teams, issues like providing and revoking access to employees during onboarding and offboarding or when their role changes are very time-consuming.