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SaaS application offers new angle on hybrid cloud security

Continuous Monitoring for Your Hybrid Cloud Systems Now Available on AWS

Cavirin Systems has just announced C2, a SaaS offering designed to bring continuous security assessment and remediation to hybrid environments, containers, and data centers. Cavirin C2 is deployed within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and features a flexible licensing model for easy scalability and clear pay-as-you-go pricing.

Although native to AWS, it also supports assessment and remediation of virtual or container instances within Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or on-premise. By drawing on a comprehensive library of curated industry guidelines, control frameworks, and best practices, Cavirin promises to keep a wary eye on your hybrid cloud security and help you harden it against real and potential threats.

Cloud chaos
Most enterprises have embraced the cloud trend and hybrid cloud environments are fast becoming the norm. The cloud market is set to grow from $28 billion this year to $53 billion by 2021, according to 451 Research, and 69% of respondents to its recent survey plan to have some type of multi-cloud environment by 2019.

This brings many benefits, but there are challenges to overcome if you want to effectively secure and manage hybrid IT environments. When Science Logic interviewed 1,200 IT professionals, 62% said they had little visibility into their hybrid IT, and 75% said they didn't have a way to control their cloud sprawl. The specter of shadow IT looms large, but the ability to move swiftly is a prerequisite for success.

Taming the hybrid cloud amid rapid expansion and increasing complexity is tough. There's certainly a need for a reliable continuous monitoring system. With the ability to aggregate the latest and greatest advice on security and help you identify problems and solve them, Cavirin's C2 is billed as just such a system.

What else can Cavirin's offering do?
A SaaS solution like this, which is agentless, should be easy to deploy and integrate quickly, if necessary. According to Cavirin, the SaaS architecture is unique because it offers hard-walled performance and security guarantees for every customer.

Cavirin also announced support for runtime protection of container workloads through its new continuous-monitoring capabilities for Docker container security, integrated with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). You can create event-driven policies to receive timely alerts about unauthorized modifications to crucial files or unintentional changes to key configurations that expose your system to risk.

"Cavirin uniquely offers an end-to-end solution for container workloads," explained Ravi Rajamiyer, vice president of Cavirin engineering. "This starts from the image-level security before production, to runtime protection after production launch, and is fully aligned with DevSecOps CI/CD practices."

The AWS CloudTrail integration also enables you to monitor artifacts that include launched instances, modifications to VPCs, ACL changes, and AWS Lambda-triggered changes to a security group. Cavirin's micro-services based scale-out architecture now supports over 10K instances on a single VM, with near-constant throughput for much larger deployments via horizontal scaling. The company claims it is five times faster at assessments than competing platforms.

It managed to earn a five star review where the reviewer praised its scalability, rapid deployment, and the fact that it forces security to be built-in during development instead of tacked on at the end. Security as an afterthought is at the root of many data breaches, so this is an important point.

Every cloud has a silver lining
Cloud adoption is still growing fast, with most organizations moving to a hybrid strategy. A full 93% of organizations use cloud services and spending on the cloud will account for 80% of IT budget spending within 15 months, according to a McAfee survey of 1,400 IT security professionals. As more data flows into the cloud, and more organizations adopt a multi-cloud environment, security is growing more important and more challenging than ever.

While security standards and frameworks are freely available and there are many tools to help you secure your cloud, the potential convenience of a platform that provides continuous security assessment and remediation across hybrid workloads is clear. If you fancy putting Cavirin SaaS through its paces, you'll be glad to know it's ready for evaluation now with general availability in early 2018.


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