Cloudanix CSPM: Cloud Security Posture Management

CSPM Tool to improve your Cloud Security Posture in 1-click

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The vast majority of [cloud] mistakes are self-inflicted wounds—mistakes that the customer makes. Cloud security posture management (CSPM) tools create automated guardrails to ensure consistent security controls across workloads.

What is CSPM?

Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) are solutions used for securing public clouds like AWS, Azure, GCP, DigitalOcean and others.

A CSPM tool automates cloud security across multiple clouds and diverse infrastructures. This makes possible continuous monitoring of cloud environments and has an option of remediating the security issues automatically. CSPM covers but is not limited to GRC, Misconfiguration, Drift, and Real-time visibility into what’s going on inside your cloud. With a CSPM tool, you can map and identify unused assets and resources, giving you complete visibility of all the assets in your cloud.
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What do you get with a CSPM?

A good CSPM tool should provide continuous visibility of your multiple clouds and monitor and identify misconfiguration vulnerabilities. You should get to remediate these vulnerabilities either automatically or self-serve before they could become potential threats. You should get to leverage the best practices and compliance such as SOC 2, GDPR, PCI, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, CIS, etc. A good CSPM tool should have the capability to provide real-time alerts for misaligned events happening in the cloud infrastructure.
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Dashboard: CSPM Security

Cloudanix CSPM for you

CSPM can mitigate the risk of misconfigurations as most of the successful attacks and threats on cloud services are due to the big M (Misconfigurations). Cloudanix not only detects but also prevents this risk. Misconfigurations and drifts are unintended actions from within the company setup, so a CSPM continuously assesses, detects, and governs these threats in your cloud environments and helps remediate them.

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We are excited to leverage Cloudanix’s comprehensive multi-cloud DevSecOps solution to secure our production workloads on AWS. Cloudanix has demonstrated that it can solve many challenges that DevSecOps teams face, while continually adding new features such as SOC2 compliance and drift detection which drive daily security and operational benefits.

Our Approach To Cloud Security Posture Management

Our approach to securing your public cloud infrastructure is a multi-pronged one. Any organization needs complete visibility into their cloud assets, the existing risks and how to mitigate them, continuous monitoring for misconfigurations and drifts arising therein, real-time reporting of these to not compromise their cloud infrastructure, and remediation to mitigate the threats. With Cloudanix, these are now possible. Our tooling categorizes these features into 3 broad categories: Events, Misconfigurations and Asset.

Events

With events, you get real-time reporting of changes happening in your cloud infrastructure. To control the signal from noise, you can subscribe to specific events which you deem essential. A detailed log is available to see exactly what happened, when and by whom. Any bad actors (external or internal) can be checked and almost immediately corrected.
Events Monitoring
Dashboard: Events monitoring | CSPM tool
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Misconfiguration

Misconfigurations help keep track of the risks you are exposed to. Timely detection can prevent any mishaps. While this is good to hear, there are times when you cannot worry about these misconfigurations occurring. Especially in highly productive environments where your development team is deploying code fast, the organization sometimes has limitations in using legacy systems. For these situations and more, Cloudanix has a novel feature where you can pause, acknowledge or accept the risk for a set amount of time or permanently.
Cloud Misconfigurations

Assets

Having complete visibility into all the assets of your cloud infrastructure can be a game changer. Cloudanix shows your assets across all the different regions with the metadata from a single dashboard. Here you can see the total assets, public-facing and otherwise. All this while calculating the drift and misconfigurations across the entire cloud infrastructure.
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Asset visibility feature of CSPM

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Audit and Compliance | CloudanixAudit and Compliance

For any enterprise Audit and Compliance is a must for stakeholder and customer trust. Meeting legal requirements is not optional anymore. Following best practices is an equally important part of compliance management. Formal regulations, laws or even internal governance controls have to be in place and follow compliance standards set by HIPAA, SOC 2, GDPR, ISO 27001, etc.

Asset Visibility | CloudanixAsset Visibility

You can't secure what you can't see. Cloud Asset Visibility matters. All the teams in your enterprise require understanding and complete visibility of the relationships mapped around your cyber assets whether critical or not. Transparency and visibility to cybersecurity crew helps them secure their digital universe.

Drift, Misconfiguration and Baseline | CloudanixDrift, Misconfiguration and Baseline

Unintentional internal oversights is the biggest cause for these mishaps. Untimely detection can open doorways into the organization's precious cloud environment, compromising their precious data. These exploits are the easiest to gain access to and require continuous and real time monitoring.


Real-Time Alerting | CloudanixReal-Time Alerting

In today's world where deployments are happening faster than ever. It is of utmost importance to know real-time as the drifts, misconfigurations, etc are created. If left unchecked, they will leave gaps for hackers and not just compromise your data but also reduce the performance and speed of deployments. Real-Time Alert mechanisms must be put in place. Depending on the severity, prioritize sending signals to multiple channels so as to not overlook the vulnerabilities created.

Cloud Misconfiguration Remediation | CloudanixRemediation

Creation of custom remediation playbooks and using dozens of out of the box rules can help create a secure yet productive environment. A cloud management solution with automation capabilities that are policy driven can be configured to remedy the violations. In the same way it can also be configured to prevent them from occurring.

Continuous Monitoring | CloudanixContinuous Monitoring

One of the most important features of a good CSPM tool. Threat detection, unauthorized behavior, malicious activity, anomaly detection, etc. These are some of the problems that plague most organizations. With continuous monitoring you can identify and prioritize the threats, taking corrective action before any damage is done.

When do you need a CSPM tool?

It is never too early to think about security. If your answer is yes to most of these questions below, then you are ready for a CSPM tool.

  • Is your data residing on the cloud?
  • Despite having a backup, you do not feel safe?
  • Are you serious about security?
  • Does the reputation of your organization matter to you?
  • Is your cloud environment growing/going to grow?
  • Do you feel the need for continuous monitoring for threats?
  • Do you want to map and identify unused assets and resources consumed and save precious time and money?
  • Do you want to verify the integrity of recent deployments?

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Who needs to use CSPM?

Any organization that has their data on the Cloud and is serious about the Security and Sanctity of that data. A CSPM tool should be the first tool used while Cloud migration or Cloud deployment. Without it you can be assured of sleepless nights.

Why do we need CSPM?

Constant changes in the Cloud environment make it difficult to track whether or not your data is stored safely. As your cloud grows, so does the need to track and protect your data. CSPM allows monitoring and alerting via automation as soon as the problem arises, saving you the risk of a breach beforehand.

What role CSPM plays in security?

Continuous monitoring, Automation, and Misconfiguration prevention are key to a secure cloud. Issues related to Cloud security are easier to resolve when these are applied. CSPM may be used to map how Security teams work with DevOps teams, identify misconfigured assets and unused resources, verify the integrity of recent deployments, and more. This can help your organization save time and money in excess personnel and training.

How is CSPM different from traditional Cloud Security?

CSPM is a cloud-native tool. This means it should be agentless and not require virtual machines (VM). A CSPM tool should only require the cloud account credentials to access the exposed APIs from the cloud provider. This quality ensures that a CSPM tool operates with very little to almost no impact on the performance or architecture of your cloud environment. Traditional cloud security will imitate security techniques like firewalls/security gateways, reverse proxies that are used in physical data centers, and repurpose them for the cloud. CSPM differs in nature as it uses native controls made in the cloud for the cloud.

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