Nudge Security granted US patent for SaaS discovery technology

Nudge Security earns a U.S. patent for its novel use of discrete email analysis powered by machine learning to discover SaaS assets and activities.

AUSTIN, TX, July 25, 2023 - Nudge Security, an innovative SaaS security and governance solution provider, today announced the issuance of a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its unique technology for SaaS discovery through email analysis powered by machine learning.

The patent recognizes Nudge Security's cutting-edge approach for discovering and managing SaaS use across highly distributed enterprise environments without reliance on network or endpoint monitoring technologies. This proprietary technology enables organizations to regain much-needed visibility and control over their SaaS estates at a time when IT adoption is largely driven by individual employees and business units beyond the purview of centralized IT and procurement organizations.

"We are thrilled to receive this patent, as it reinforces our leadership in modernizing the cybersecurity industry for the present and future of work," said Russell Spitler, co-founder and CEO of Nudge Security. "The exponential growth of SaaS adoption across the enterprise, including generative AI services, has introduced new challenges in terms of managing and securing modern digital assets and data. Our patented technology addresses these challenges head-on, providing organizations with a powerful solution to effectively discover and govern SaaS use across the entire workforce."

Nudge Security's unique SaaS discovery and inventory technology uses advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques to automatically scan corporate mailboxes in order to catalog SaaS applications, accounts, identities, and resources present in an enterprise environment. By leveraging this technology, organizations can proactively identify unauthorized or unapproved SaaS applications, detect potential security risks such as overly permissive OAuth integrations, and maintain an up-to-date inventory of their modern IT assets.

With the increasing prevalence of shadow IT and the rise in cyber threats targeting SaaS identities and platforms, Nudge Security's patented technology offers a much-needed solution to tackle this rapidly evolving attack surface. By gaining actionable insights into their SaaS estates, businesses can reduce the risk of data breaches, ensure compliance with industry regulations, and optimize SaaS spend.

For more information about Nudge Security and its SaaS discovery technology, please visit

About Nudge Security

​​Nudge Security helps highly distributed organizations manage SaaS security and governance at scale by working with employees, not against them. The solution is already being used by modern organizations across a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, technology, and entertainment. Founded in 2021 by Jaime Blasco and Russell Spitler and backed by Ballistic Ventures, Nudge Security was named a “Cybersecurity startup to watch in 2023” by CSO Magazine and a “Most promising early-stage startup” SC Awards finalist. Learn more at and follow the Nudge Security Twitter account and the Nudge Security LinkedIn page.

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