Last Updated on September 30, 2023 by Umer Malik
The adoption of cloud computing has caused a shift in how organizations maintain their security posture. Conventional strategies and approaches are no longer sufficient to protect against the new systems they embrace as go-to for many businesses worldwide.
Making traditional ways ineffective at detecting threats or mitigating them effectively enough when it comes down right protecting your business from cyber criminals who want nothing more than chaos on an unimaginable scale.
CNAPP and its Future
The Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) is a relatively new cybersecurity model that brings together different established models including CSPM, CWPP, and CIEM to provide a holistic view of the entire application.
This approach helps organizations detect more threats faster while also helping them stay secure by keeping their assets protected in one place with visibility across all layers where they can be accessed remotely or offline via network perimeter defenses like firewalls which are then complemented by host-based solutions such as antivirus software designed specifically for laptops.
CNAPP provides a single holistic platform that combines the benefits of all cybersecurity categories. It focuses on cloud-native security to address issues or weaknesses associated with using various tools for protection, and is designed specifically around achieving full visibility into your organization’s sensitive data across every aspect, from its vulnerable environments up to management tasks.
Based on the success of recent events, it’s no surprise that many security firms are now offering solutions for CNAPP. A quick search online shows multiple announcements about launch dates and products based on this new approach from various companies in our industry.
CNAPP is a revolutionary software that helps organizations replace multiple point products such as CSPM, CIEM, and CWPP with one comprehensive picture of critical risk.
It improves the efficiency by analyzing millions upon attributes to prioritize which threats should be focused on first while reducing the noise complexity cost of maintaining these older solutions.
CNAPP helps to make sure your company’s data is safe in the cloud by monitoring it for potential vulnerabilities and threats.
They provide visibility across both IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) or PaaS services, extending into VM, container, and even serverless workloads with their analytics engine that identifies risks early on during the deployment cycle so you can take action before anything goes wrong.
CNAPP is designed to provide continuous, real-time protection for cloud environments. It integrates with VS Code and DevOps tools like Jenkins so that security teams can investigate risks before they’re exploited by bad actors while developers are working on their codebase – this ensures the safety of both parties involved in an enterprise’s digital transformation journey.
As well as identifying misconfigurations or compliance issues during the development & CI/CD; CNAPP also triggers alerts when violations occur within your service delivery model (Security Operations Manager) which helps indicate potential problems sooner than would otherwise happen if left unchecked.
Multi-Cloud Environment and its future
When using multiple clouds for operational resiliency, it is important to keep in mind that each provider offers its own unique set of capabilities and toolsets.
This means security management will be more complex when dealing with different providers because they have varying levels of access rights as well as native integration tools between them which can lead to additional complications depending on your needs or environment configuration.
Cloud security is an evolving field that continues to have new developments. The CSPM, CWPP, and CSNS are limitations in the context of multi-cloud services because they only help with identifying vulnerabilities as well as compliance issues while being limited at ensuring full network visibility for rapid response from threats on your system.
The need exists now more than ever before due diligence must be done when it comes down to evaluating which vendor or platform will best suit whatever needs one may have going forward.
With the simultaneous rise in cyberattacks, many organizations are finding themselves with a shortage of resources. This has led to an innovation that could help these companies protect their data from breaches by identifying vulnerabilities before they occur- on-premise or across multiple clouds.
However, it’s not easy for them if each function needs its own isolated solution but still wants cohesion among all network monitoring tools used within one organization.