Cloud Security Posture Management and Workload Protection

Cloudvisory's cloud-native security integrations allow security teams to centrally manage the security "posture" of all "cloud assets" associated with their organization and/or business units.

Cloudvisory's workload-native security integrations provide security teams with an additional layer of visibility into the configuration and behavior of workloads, correlated and merged with the cloud security context of those workloads.

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What is Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)?

According to Gartner, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tools are fundamental to cloud security.
Gartner states that "CSP concentrates on security assessment and compliance monitoring, primarily across the IaaS cloud stack". CSPM typically involves leveraging API integrations with one or more cloud providers in order to automatically discover cloud assets and their associated risks.

CSPM

"Nearly all successful attacks on cloud services are the result of customer misconfiguration, mismanagement and mistakes. Security and risk management leaders should invest in cloud security posture management processes and tools to proactively identify and remediate these risks."

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What is Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)?

Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPPs) are software platforms designed for monitoring and protecting cloud workloads. While such "workload-centric" solutions are usually agent-based, the focus should be on the workload – not the agent. An ideal CWPP would offer agentless and agent-based approaches to protecting workloads of different types in legacy datacentere, public-cloud and private-cloud environments – including workload-centric security protections for baremetal servers, orchestrated containers, serverless "functions" and virtual machines (VMs).

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CWPP

“The market for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms CWPPs is defined by workload-centric security protection solutions, which are typically agent-based. They address the unique requirements of server workload protection in modern hybrid data center architectures that span on-premises, physical, and virtual machines (VMs), and multiple public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments. Ideally, they also support container-based application architectures.”

How is Cloud Security Posture Management different from Cloud Workload Protection?

Different sides of the same coin.

In technical details, there is a huge difference between Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection (CWP), mostly because CSPM revolves around cloud APIs and CWP often depends upon info from operating systems.

In practice, there should be no difference between CSPM and CWP, because both relate to protecting sensitive data in the cloud.

Most cloud security vendors provide a solution for either Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) OR Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP), but not BOTH.

Only the Cloudvisory Security Platform (CSP) merges CSPM and CWPP features into a single cloud security platform for public- and private-cloud environments.

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Cloudvisory CSPM Head Side

The need for Cloud Security Posture Management and Workload Protection

Security Teams struggle with information silos which create visibility gaps. Instead of compartmentalizing security processes and tools into cloud-centric versus workload-centric categories – instead of creating more information silos with one-off security tools – what Security Teams really need is a single solution which merges and correlates CSPM data with CWPP data in order to provide a consolidated management interface for clouds and workloads.


Features of Cloudvisory Security Platform (CSP)

Cloudvisory CSPM & CWPP in harmony
CSPM and CWPP in Harmony

Unified Cloud Security Interface

One user-interface unifies security posture management and workload protection activities across cloud accounts, cloud providers, cloud services, geographies, operating systems & more

Vulnerability Management

Automatically detect and correlate workload vulnerabilities throughout the cloud landscape; analyze and report-on the complete history of vulnerabilities, risks & remediations

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CSP for Cloud Security Posture Management - CSPM

Compliance Guardrails

Establish sensible limits on cloud self-service; Detect violations of organizational policy; Customize security incident management workflows as automated responses

Cloud-native microsegmentation

Whitelist allowed traffic to minimized the attack surface; Prevent threats from spreading laterally through the enterprise; Leverage Machine Learning to automatically build least-privilege policies from actual network traffic

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CSP as a Cloud Workload Protection Platform - CWPP

Agentless or Agent-based

Collect your workload data, your way. CSP gives you the option of agent-based or agentless workload monitoring and management for Linux operating systems.

Continuous Compliance for Linux and Windows

Leverage hundreds of built-in Compliance Checks for both Linux (CentOS, Redhat, Ubuntu) and Windows; Convert ad-hoc compliance audits into custom reports which span clouds, operating systems and workload types.

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