PaaS security solutions
Organizations can deploy their own security technologies to protect their data and applications from theft or unauthorized access. Three important cloud security solutions are: cloud access security brokers, cloud workload protection platforms, and cloud security posture management.
Cloud access security broker (CASB) CASBs, also called cloud security gateways (CSGs), provide a variety of security services, such as monitoring for unauthorized cloud services; enforcing data security policies including data loss prevention (DLP); restricting access to cloud services based on the user, device, and application; and auditing cloud configurations for compliance and risk.
Cloud workload protection platforms (CWPP) Unsecured workloads and containers offer cybercriminals a path into the cloud environment, so cloud workload protection platforms discover and monitor the containers and workload instances. CWPP services also apply malware protection and simplify security management across multiple PaaS environments.
Cloud security posture management (CSPM) A security posture manager continuously audits the cloud environment for security and compliance issues, as well as provides manual or automated remediation. Increasingly, CASBs are adding CSPM functionality.
Cloud security continues to improve with new advancements in architecture and security technology. As an example, the advent of containers, which package individual applications and their dependencies, helps make PaaS development more secure by isolating individual application instances from vulnerabilities in other applications on the same server.
As more enterprise applications move into the cloud, more developers will be using PaaS to create cloud-native applications and to cloud-enable on-premises applications. To minimize the risk of cyberattacks, data breaches, and other security incidents, IT managers should follow application security best practices and implement up-to-date, advanced cloud security technologies.
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