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Cloud Security

Cloud Security refers to the systems, procedures and tools implemented to protect data, applications and infrastructure hosted in a cloud environment. It includes visibility and compliance, compute-based security, network protections, and identity and access management. Security tools for cloud-based environments might include software and hardware packages that monitor on-premises systems, cloud packages and application program interfaces (APIs). They also might include a zero-trust architecture, data loss prevention, collaboration controls, anomaly behavior identification systems, malware prevention measures and encryption processes.

When evaluating cloud security solutions, it is important to consider your business needs and the type of data you intend to store and use in the cloud. You may need to store highly sensitive information like credit card data or personal health records, and you will likely need to meet regulatory compliance requirements. You might also need to provide remote workers with access to your data and services.

A comprehensive solution will combine the best of these features into a single platform that provides full visibility and control. It will allow for unified threat detection and response, improved cybersecurity, centralized policy management, and granular access controls. The platform should be able to detect threats across your distributed networks, including the cloud, and provide visibility into every request made by user, server and endpoint device around the world in seconds.

Cloud-native log data can be aggregated and contextualized by cross-referencing internal data such as asset and configuration management systems, vulnerability scanners and more, with external data, including public threat intelligence feeds and geolocation databases. This helps identify and mitigate potential attacks faster, and shortens time-to-remediation by providing real-time alerts and auto-remediation workflows.