Why Cloud Security Posture Management?

Cloud technology brings new possibilities

and new risks.

Cloud strategy and implementations have become prevalent in companies largely in part to their ability to create efficiencies and the agile-nature of cloud-based solutions. However, the security paradigms for public cloud infrastructure and SaaS differ from that of on-premise and private data center resources and enterprise applications. As adoption of the cloud grows, integrated management tools, configuration tools and automation tools increase, providing greater opportunity for misconfiguration and exploitation. Mismanagement of these risks and vulnerabilities can not only cripple a company’s IT infrastructure but also significantly impact a company’s reputation and customers.

Enter: Cloud Security Posture Management

Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) ensures that IT Operations and Cloud Engineering teams have visibility into the ever-evolving security and compliance posture of their public cloud resources and SaaS environments and provides the tools to better protect a company’s data, employees and customers.

With Intelligence, Visibility and Control over all of your Cloud Resources, OpsCompass can help you get your cloud into a great state… and keep it there.

Multi-Cloud Management

This is especially important for companies running both hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Public Cloud (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform. Complications can include:

  • Expanding your data-center network into multiple clouds, including SaaS environments that are publicly assessable
  • Reconciling the differing terminology and lack of full feature parity across cloud providers and their services
  • Achieving the same level of visibility into all resources and services in your multi-cloud environment

Intelligence

Knowledge is half the power, so they say. Being aware of and having visibility into what types of security risks and compliance issues exist is an important piece of the puzzle.

Visibility

Detect and analyze the risk. Determine where the security gap is and how it is being created. Identify ways to close the gap.

Control

Remediate the issue and take steps to ensure your cloud configuration stays protected and in compliance.

OpsCompass CSPM Protects Against Misconfigurations

As more employees and teams use the cloud, more data goes into the cloud. One benefit of a cloud strategy is that via infrastructure as code, IaC  you can evolve based on the technology needs much quicker than a physical data center. However, with that capability also comes the need to have visibility into all parts of the extensive infrastructure to truly ensure compliance, at the present and into the future.

Cloud usage can scale quickly, and a lack of structure to ensure security with that growth can lead to greater risk of data breaches.

There are a number of cloud infrastructure types and features that need to be secured.

 

Serverless Compute

  • AWS Lambda
  • Azure Functions
  • GCP Cloud Functions

PaaS Services

  • Azure App Service
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Google App Engine

SaaS Platforms

  • Microsoft 365

DBaaS

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Amazon RDS
  • GCP Cloud SQL