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SaaS Termination

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As the reliance on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications grows, proper termination procedures are vital for security. However, they are often overlooked, leaving gaps in defenses. According to this article 56% of enterprise apps aren’t managed, meaning no one pays close attention to things like renewal dates, licenses, app usage, security, and compliance. Without planned and documented offboarding processes, organizations risk data breaches, regulatory non-compliance, and business disruption.

By prioritizing termination early on, organizations can reduce risks and complexity when the time comes to sunset legacy SaaS solutions. The human and financial toll of rushed, ad-hoc offboarding make strong termination hygiene essential to enterprise cloud security.

Termination Process

Internal Processes

Data Retention

Return of Assets

Decommission Service: Specific Attachments

Service Management


As organizations continue to adopt the cloud and SaaS solutions at record speeds, properly planned termination procedures have become an indispensable pillar of cloud security. Failure to deactivate, export, and wipe data as well as access pathways when offboarding apps invites preventable yet severe risks ranging from noncompliance to data theft. By ensuring security best practices are baked into every phase of the SaaS management lifecycle, offramping procedures can help organizations continue to safeguard their most critical systems and data assets when transitioning between services.

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