What is Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)?
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is a top priority for cloud security decision makers. Meanwhile, managing cloud entitlements (Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management – CIEM) has emerged as the most serious cloud infrastructure risk to address. So organizations need to give serious attention to managing entitlements even as cloud security posture management (CSPM) remains a critical operation for them to address. Ermetic offers a unified and robust solution for both.
Automate Cloud Compliance with CSPM
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) helps organizations determine that their cloud applications and services are securely configured. It offers a broad view of network, data storage and API settings. CSPM acquires configuration data from the cloud services in use and monitors the data continuously for risk. It can also analyze against compliance benchmarks to detect vulnerabilities, threats, and account hygiene violations.
Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) goes deeper, identifying all permissions across the stack to find, mitigate and pre-empt risk to identities and sensitive data. Gartner says mismanaged entitlements are the #1 source of cloud security failure – and a high priority to address.
How CIEM and CSPM Tackle Cloud Security Risk
CSPM and CIEM tackle cloud security risk from different angles:
- CSPM focuses on compliance and best practices, including configuration of workloads, infrastructure and management – a broad view
- CIEM solves security risks associated with risky entitlements across the cloud stack — a deep view, focused on identities
Ermetic does both. It integrates CIEM and CSPM to address two key elements of cloud security: the detection and visualizing of attack vectors in cloud configuration and access permissions, and full stack visibility into identity entitlements and resource settings to understand and manage cloud risk.
Etienne Smith, CTO, Kikapay
Security audits in the cloud are no trivial matter. By enabling us to jump through audit hoops, Ermetic proved itself a capable technology and time saver.
Why Identity-Centric Matters
Ermetic continuously assesses, detects and mitigates identity and compliance risk in your cloud infrastructure. The identity-first platform leverages unparalleled full stack insight and analysis across identities, entitlements and cloud configurations. Its deep, broad view delivers risk detection with low false positives, accurate prioritization and auto-remediation based on actual use to give you robust cloud security posture management and leading infrastructure entitlements management in a single, unified multi-cloud solution.
Risk Detection for Resource Configurations & Entitlements
The Ermetic Platform combines a complete set of identity-first capabilities in one unified product. The result is 360-degree context for automating the detection and mitigation of your cloud security risks. For example, understanding if a sensitive data store is vulnerable to attack requires a holistic assessment of its access permissions, resource configuration and network configuration.
Ermetic can help you automate and centralize the detection and remediation of security risks associated with over privileged identities as well as misconfigurations that can expose cloud assets to data breaches.
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This is one of the few platforms I’ve brought into the cloud that has had actionable efforts in under 30 days. From a return on investment perspective, it was one of the best decisions we made.
If I didn’t have Ermetic to manage my cloud security, I probably would need an additional two or three headcount in order to do that manually.
If we didn’t have Ermetic analyzing roles, policies and network configuration, that would easily be an additional three to four analysts. It’s saving us hours and head count.
Ermetic has allowed us to concentrate on our business rather than on concentrate just on the cloud security.
Ermetic for Your CIEM and CSPM Needs
Get Deep, Multicloud VisibilityLearn More
Manage all identities and resources in one platform. Investigate permissions, configurations and relationships
Understand the Attack SurfaceLearn More
Assess & prioritize risk across human and service identities, network configuration, data and compute resources
Automate RemediationLearn More
Mitigate risky privileges and faulty configurations through integration with ticketing, CI/CD pipelines, and IaC
Enforce Policies and Shift LeftLearn More
Define and automate guardrails for identities, resources and network configuration, from dev to production
Detect AnomaliesLearn More
Detect suspicious behavior and configuration changes with continuous behavioral analysis and alerts
Comply with StandardsLearn More
Audit inventory and ensure compliance with CIS, GDPR, SOC2, NIST, PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO and more
More Resources for Unified CIEM and CSPM
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