20th December, 2021
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Security breaches bring potential business and regulatory risks. It’s critical to ensure that the right strategy and tools are in place to prevent security breaches.
Organizations use cloud services for different purposes. Many organizations have completely moved to the cloud. This makes it essential to secure the cloud environment so that organizations' data remains safe and secure.
Cloud security posture management is a key component of cloud security that provides visibility into cloud environments and alerts about compliance risks and misconfiguration vulnerabilities in cloud services. Cloud security posture management empowers organizations to gain control over their cloud infrastructure configurations to prevent any security risks.
There are many cloud security posture management tools available in the market. In this post, we're going to discuss nine cloud security posture management tools that you can use for securing your organization's cloud data.
Lacework cloud security posture management helps organizations gain visibility over cloud infrastructure. It continuously tracks every cloud interaction to reduce risks and ensure that the services are compliant.
Lacework enables organizations to control multi-cloud environments and eliminate silos and blind spots. It also gives recommendations on how to fix non-compliant resources. Lacework is a single platform for all AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and Kubernetes configurations. Integrations with tools like Jira and Slack help organizations accelerate remediation.
Sends notifications when configurations fall short
Continuously monitors configurations for changes to risk
Helps to apply an agentless approach to get a complete cloud account asset inventory
Lacework is easy to deploy and manage
Provides detailed visibility of all containers across multiple accounts
Occasional user interface errors make the experience frustrating
Sometimes sends delayed alerts
Compliance rules are complex to customize
Fugue empowers organizations to gain full visibility into cloud security posture and stay in continuous compliance with different regulatory requirements. It helps to visualize all cloud resources and find out if there are any compliance issues or misconfigurations. Fugue also evaluates cloud environments against industry standards like CIS. Further, it allows you to create custom compliance rules as per the need of your organization.
Perform automated remediation of misconfigurations to ensure compliance and protect critical cloud services
Offers pre-build compliance libraries of common standards such as SOC 2 to verify that configurations are compliant
Its intuitive user interface makes it simple and easy to use
Offers excellent customer support
Provides continuous compliance report
The product is comparatively less mature when compared to other products with similar pricing.
Pre-built reports are confusing
Capterra- No review available
Threat Stack helps organizations proactively identify risk and expedite triage and remediation workflows across cloud infrastructure and applications. It increases visibility into cloud environments and significantly reduces the meantime to respond to security incidents. Threat Stack sends alerts for any anomalous behavior and helps to maintain continuous compliance.
It has built-in and configurable rules to detect and alert on security and compliance risk.
Provides security and compliance telemetry across the entire cloud infrastructure
Provides insight about vulnerabilities, exploits, and misconfiguration within the cloud environment
The support team is very helpful
Enforces compliance across the entire platform
Quick and easy to set up
Provides alerts as soon as the problems are found
The user interface is clumsy and can be a bit confusing to use in the beginning.
There is no log retention
Capterra- No review available
Trend Micro Cloud One Conformity provides comprehensive visibility into cloud infrastructure. It monitors the entire cloud environment in real-time and provides alerts for any misconfiguration. One Conformity helps organizations to improve their cloud security and compliance posture. It also gives a view of risk status and resolves violations with step-by-step guides or auto-remediation.
Leverage standardized or custom reports, auditing cloud infrastructure for misconfiguration with endless combinations of filters
Provides real-time alerts of risky configurations changes and takes action immediately
Support multi-cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud
Highly customizable and can easily integrate with other tools
An easy to use tool with an intuitive user interface
Provide good customer support
Initial setup takes more time
It is expensive when compared with many other solutions available in the market.
Capterra- No review available
Check Point CloudGuard empowers organizations to gain visibility and control across multi-cloud environments. It helps to automate cloud security and provides advanced threat prevention for all cloud assets. CloudGuard defends and monitors cloud environments from different threats and vulnerabilities. It automatically ensures users conform to regulatory requirements and security best practices and updates users on security and compliance posture.
Gives a comprehensive view of security posture and helps in auto-remediation
Advanced threat prevention for all cloud assets
Continuously analyze the multi-cloud security posture.
Support multi-cloud environments like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud
Easy to deploy and manage policies
It is expensive compared to many solutions available in the market
It has a steep learning curve and takes time if you’re not familiar with it
Capterra- No review available
Orca Security provides a comprehensive view of cloud security posture and shows issues in misconfigurations anywhere in the entire cloud infrastructure, and also suggests recommendations. It is an easy to set up tool and can integrate with your cloud environment within a few minutes. Orca cloud security posture management platform is an easy-to-use and quick-to-start tool.
Continuously discovers and identifies cloud workloads and services
Consistent enforcement of policies across multiple cloud environments
Sends alerts on risky deployments or changes in the cloud environment, hosts, or services
Easy and quick to deploy
Modern and well-designed user interface
It is flexible and highly customizable
The product is relatively new and lacks certain features
Creating new and custom alerts can be clunky
C3M Cloud Control continuously assesses, detects, and remediates security and compliance risks across the multi-cloud infrastructure. It helps organizations enforce cloud security best practices, automate cloud security incident response and stay in compliance with many regulatory standards. Cloud Control also allows teams to create custom policies and enforce them across the entire cloud infrastructure.
Detect and prevent cloud misconfigurations
Helps to create custom policies and enforce cloud security best practices
Provides visibility into a multi-cloud environment
The product is intuitive and easy to use
Provides extensive reporting capabilities for security policies and compliance requirements
Excellent customer support
There is no risk scoring feature to prioritize alerts
The product is pretty new (It may not be a con for everybody, though)
Zscaler cloud security posture management platform helps organizations gain visibility and mitigate violations across cloud environments. Further, it ensures adherence to the industry regulations so that organizations remain compliant. It identifies misconfigurations and prevents data breaches. Zscaler CSPM ensures that configurations of all cloud applications follow industry and organizational best practices.
Ensure proper configuration and compliance of cloud platforms
Eliminate the risk of lateral movement of threats
An easy to use tool
Prevents the risk of data breaches
The user interface is intuitive
It is costly compared to most of the available solutions in the market
CloudCheckr helps organizations monitor for secure AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud configurations to maintain posture and ensure compliance with different standards. IT teams can implement various cloud security best practices with the help of CloudCheckr. It sends alerts for any deviation from the standards of cloud security to prevent security breaches.
Map security checks and status to more than 30 regulatory standards, including HIPAA, CIS, and SOC 2.
Gives visibility into the public cloud and provides alerts for misconfigurations
Help to manage and optimize public cloud
Provides recommendations for cost-saving and compliance
Finds vulnerabilities in a cloud environment
Automate various cloud security tasks and reduces manual efforts
Sometimes slows down, and the interface fails to load
The user interface is non-intuitive and can be difficult to use in the beginning
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