What is Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)?

CSPM acquires configuration data from current cloud services and monitors the data continuously for risk, making it a priority for cloud security decision makers. Meanwhile, managing cloud infrastructure entitlements (CIEM) remains the most serious risk to address. So organizations need focused resources for managing both entitlements and cloud security posture to ensure iron-clad protection. Ermetic offers a unified and robust solution for both CSPM and CIEM.

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.

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.

Etienne Smith, CTO, Kikapay

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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David Christensen Senior Information Security Executive

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.

Larry Viviano Director of Information Security, IntelyCare

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.

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Dominic Zanardi Security Engineer, Latch

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.

Eugene Gorelik VP Engineering at Airslate

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 Visibility

    Manage all identities and resources in one platform. Investigate permissions, configurations and relationships

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  • Understand the Attack Surface

    Assess & prioritize risk across human and service identities, network configuration, data and compute resources

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  • Automate Remediation

    Mitigate risky privileges and faulty configurations through integration with ticketing, CI/CD pipelines, and IaC

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  • Enforce Policies and Shift Left

    Define and enforce automated guardrails for access permissions and resource configuration, from dev to production.

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  • Detect Anomalies

    Detect suspicious behavior and configuration changes with continuous behavioral analysis and alerts

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  • Comply with Standards

    Audit inventory and ensure compliance with CIS, GDPR, SOC2, NIST, PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO and more

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Learn how IntelyCare uses robust CIEM for compliance

“We need to keep our CIS benchmarks green. Ermetic is giving more than a window into our cloud identities – it gives insight into misconfigurations that affect benchmarks.”

Larry Viviano, Director of Information Security, IntelyCare

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