CloudPassage Announces Cloud Secure for Azure, Delivering Comprehensive Security Visibility of Public Cloud Infrastructure

Addition to industry-leading security platform enables unprecedented
insight into cloud infrastructure to reduce cyber risk, better maintain

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Azurelt;/agt;–CloudPassage,
the leader in automated cloud security, today announced strengthened
capabilities in its Halo security automation platform. Now providing
visibility and configuration best practices for applications running in
Microsoft Azure, CloudPassage Halo is the most comprehensive public
cloud infrastructure security solution available on the market.

, part of the CloudPassage Halo platform, is an automated
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution that delivers
visibility, protection and continuous compliance monitoring for compute,
storage, database, networking and identity services. Unlike
point-solutions that provide an incomplete and disjointed view of public
cloud services, Cloud Secure provides a comprehensive, integrated view
of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) environments and resources from a
single interface.

“In larger cloud environments, correct configuration of the control
plane has become extremely complex, leaving the organization’s
information and workloads at risk…,” said Neil MacDonald,
Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner. “To assess and manage the security
posture of the cloud control plane, a market is emerging for cloud
security posture management (CSPM), previously called CISPA…” Neil
continued. “…For large, cloud-based workload deployments, CSPM
capabilities should be considered mandatory.”

According to 451 Group, 69
percent of organizations
plan to be running a multi-cloud
environment by the end of 2019; which means most organizations will
require visibility of critical IT assets in a variety of locations.
However, gaining this level of visibility has proved challenging due to
the high rates of expansion in the cloud attack surface of modern IT

“Consumption of public cloud infrastructure services continues to
increase, causing security teams to struggle to maintain a comprehensive
and up-to-date inventory of cloud assets in-use across multiple
environments throughout their enterprise,” said Ryan Thomas, head of
product at CloudPassage. “Previously, centralized IT teams were
responsible for selecting and deploying enterprise infrastructure, but
now decentralized and high-velocity development teams select and deploy
public cloud services as needed. To enable efficient risk assessment and
remediation, it’s important that security professionals know what public
cloud services are in use, who is consuming those services, and whether
they are configured securely.”

While other tools can identify vulnerabilities in data hosted by a
single provider, such as AWS or Azure, CloudPassage offers unprecedented
insights with its single-solution, single pane of glass visibility for
both providers. The Halo platform delivers actionable information about
critical risks other tools miss with its outside-in and inside-out
security visibility of both the control plane and compute plane.

Benefits include:

  • Automatically discover public cloud assets: Quickly discover
    and inventory resources and services in use across any number of
    public cloud accounts in use in your organization to better manage
    cyber risk.
  • Reduce your attack surface: Reduce the attackable surface area
    of your public cloud deployments by detecting insecure resource and
    service configurations so you can remediate them.
  • Prioritize remediation: Prioritize remediation work on the
    greatest risks by understanding the relationships between exposed
    assets. Assess the security of your cloud-delivered compute, storage,
    and other infrastructure services such as compute workloads
    (containers, virtual machines, serverless functions) as well as cloud
    provider application services (database, storage, networking,
    auditing, IAM, etc.).
  • Decrease exposure time: Enable fast and effective remediation
    by providing actionable information to the people who need it in an
    automated fashion. Automate remediation workflows by sending
    vulnerability and remediation information via Amazon SNS and other
    notification mechanisms.
  • Maintain continuous compliance: Continuously monitor for
    compliance violations by auditing data from your public cloud services
    and resources. Achieve and maintain compliance by addressing policy
    requirements for CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark, HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST
    800-53, NIST 800-171, PCI DSS and SOC 2.

Cloud and security innovators like Xero, Centrify, Informatica and
hundreds more, from the Fortune 50 to high growth startups, rely on
CloudPassage to protect critical infrastructure and eliminate blind
spots in cloud deployments. To learn more about CloudPassage Halo, visit

About CloudPassage

Founded in 2010, CloudPassage® is a security pioneer awarded the
first-ever patents for universal cloud infrastructure security and is a
leading innovator in cloud asset visibility. CloudPassage Halo® is an
award-winning security solution purpose-built for the cloud that helps
customers automatically discover cloud assets, reduce their attack
surface, and find and respond to critical risks other tools miss. It
provides unrivaled visibility and continuous compliance for the cloud
deployments of some of the world’s most demanding IT shops in
technology, finance, security, media, e-commerce, and hospitality.
CloudPassage is backed by leading Silicon Valley firms Benchmark, Four
Rivers Group, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital, Musea
Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Sozo Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.


1 Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection
Platforms, Neil MacDonald, 26 March 2018


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