(Under Utilization Rate)

Under Utilization Rate (UUR)

The term "under utilization rate" refers to a metric which determines to what extent a permission is being utilized less than expected or anticipated. In other words, it signifies that certain software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications or user permissions are not being used as much as they could or should be.

This concept is relevant in managing access to software applications and resources within an organization. If users have been granted access to SaaS systems or specific permissions, but are not actively utilizing them, it can lead to wasted resources and potential security risks, as they could become overlooked points of entry for unauthorized access if not properly monitored.

Organizations strive to achieve a balance between granting users access to the resources they need to perform their tasks while ensuring that all assigned permissions are utilized. Regularly monitoring and managing users’ accesses to systems and permissions can help organizations optimize their cybersecurity posture and resource allocation.

To detect and respond to underutilization rates in access permissions, organizations must consider implementing an ITDR system like Trustle. Trustle discovers accounts that may have zero to no permissions usage, and provides the ability to remove this standing access manually or automatically. User impact is minimized via JIT access request workflow while keeping management in the loop as needed. This proactive approach can help improve resource management, enhance security, and potentially reduce unnecessary costs associated with unused licenses or permissions.

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