Cloud security refers to the tools and techniques used to protect endpoints and other entities in the cloud. Cloud security includes cloud-based server protection, cloud application security, and the securing of containers. You must be able to inspect and continuously monitor these abstracted environments for signs of intrusion, compliance gaps, and software vulnerabilities so you can take appropriate rapid and secure action.
Cloud Security Platform Requirements
A complete cloud security platform includes the following component capabilities:
- Cloud endpoint protection – Employ software agents on each cloud workload to identify authentic connecting devices, protect them with antimalware,collect information for inventory, and perform continuous vulnerability scanning, and device hardening.
- Data segmentation protection – Make sure each private database you are maintaining does not mix with or unintentionally contaminate other private data repositories, whether on on-premise servers or in the externally managed cloud. This kind of orchestrated database segmentation is a big step in compliance (HIPAA, GDPR, PCI-DSS).
- API and web application security – Through protection and visualization capabilities built into the cloud endpoint agents, be able to inspect, monitor and control the traffic and payload on, to and from workloads, thwarting sophisticated cloud cyber attacks (e.g., spoofing, code injection attacks, SQLi), malware attempts, as well as brute-force ones.
- Container and Kubernetes security – Don’t forget about containers. These abstractions allow for the rapid deployment of applications without the use of traditional servers or virtual machines. A forgotten endpoint, they are one of the most underprotected resources in today’s computing landscape.
Atomicorp has got all these cloud security capabilities, and more, integrated into a single cybersecurity cloud compliance tool and GUI.
Atomic Protector’s Cloud Security Capabilities
- Automatic log monitoring and analysis – Get logic working for you in its search for malware and vulnerable areas. Be alerted.
- File, container, and system integrity monitoring – Fuel that continuous search with intelligence that inspects not only files and data stores containing sensitive data, but configuration information and software native to the operating system, such as registries, applications, containers, and libraries, as well as infrastructure components like the configuration of network and cloud devices, web servers, and firewalls. All this should be monitored in real-time.
- Cloud workload protection – Inspect and protect traffic and payload to and from the cloud. Remember cross-contamination of databases can create security and compliance nightmares. Use granular cloud workload protection and microsegmentation to ensure various workloads don’t mix.
- SIEM – Security information and event management (SIEM) is a capability usually involving a graphical user interface where data across different sources can be viewed and managed. Reduce the number of security providers you have to integrate with an endpoint and cloud workload protection platform managed on a highly searchable SIEM.
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