Why does Cloud monitoring solutions are necessary?
Companies which has chosen to migrate, totally or partially, to the Cloud must equip themselves with IT risks prevention solutions. Indeed, cyberattack risk is high in this environment where security experts are missing. DevOps, responsible for projects where data value had never been so important are not security experts. So, this gives way to uncertainty concerning the configuration settings of companies Cloud infrastructure. These have to equip themselves with solutions that helps them to repair potential security breaches.
In this growing market, businesses do not know what actors trust. That is why we choose to make an overview of the Cloud monitoring main solutions. After noticing differences between Dome9 and SecludIT solutions, we suggest you to discover our comparison between Evident.io (american editor) and SecludIT (french editor).
Evident.io and SecludIT main characteristics
Evident.io (Evident Security Platform) and SecludIT (Elastic Workload Protector) solutions are agentless. Security teams do not need to deploy software on their infrastructures. This reduce maintenance costs and avoid Trojan horse risk.
Every security standards recommend the continuous monitoring of its infrastructure. It is necessary to be quickly alerted when a new security breach is detected. Evident Security Platform and Elastic Workload Protector are continuous monitoring solutions allowing over time visibility of the risk level. Elastic Workload Protector also have an patented technology called “auto-check” that allows to automatically launch tests on every machines deployed. So, technical teams will be immediately alerted of security issues.
Evident.io and SecludIT solutions are making deep Cloud analyses (only on Amazon Web Services for Evident.io). These tests objective is to detect networks configuration errors, as well as firewalls and rights restriction errors. To do so, solutions lean on IaaS provider best security practises and security standards too. Both solutions are available via API.
Evident Security Platform is positioning itself as a specialist of AWS when Elastic Workload Protector extend its perimeter. This last bet on the companies need of an unique solution for their Cloud and/or multi-Cloud infrastructure.
Help for security standards respect
Security standards that allow to provide risk security levels for the analyzed companies differ between the two solutions. The main reason is their nationality and target markets. Evident.io integrate the following standards : HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS et SOC2 in addition with AWS best practices. For the SecludIT solution, the security standards are : ANSSI, OWASP, PCI-DSS, CSA, CIS as well as the best practices of each IaaS Cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Compute, Ikoula, CloudStack…).
We notice that quality standards are listed above and it remain the user to choose between the two solutions according to his needs in terms of compliance or respect of its adapted to market standards.
Prioritization according to the criticality level
Both solutions are offering a better visibility of their assets criticality by indicating 3 different levels. IT teams should operate on the security breaches judged the most critical in order to reduce their exposition to cyberattacks faster. This make also the reading of the risk exposure easier.
Remediation solutions propositions
For each security breach or misconfiguration detected, both solutions propose corrective actions to apply. This leads time savings and allows non professional profile to have the necessary informations to operate.
Evident.io and SecludIT main differences
The Evident.io Cloud monitoring solution is specialized in AWS infrastructure. It takes into account almost 110 security tests in its analyses. So, it is a powerful solution for Iaas AWS users. It also leans on various american security standards in order to support companies in their compliance upgrade.
The SecludIT Cloud monitoring solution includes, besides Cloud, Docker and Hadoop analyses, a vulnerabilities scanner that is detecting security breaches. Indeed, companies must make sure their operating systems, deployed servers, applications and services (workloads) used are not affected by known vulnerabilities like on traditional or virtualized infrastructure.
Another main difference : the possibility of cloning servers on its Cloud infrastructure to make deeper tests within affecting in-production servers. Analyses integrate more than 200 Cloud tests and 60,000 known vulnerabilities.
In addition, Elastic Workload Protector provide 3 types of customizable reports (excel or pdf) with key risks indicators for C-Suites, an executive view for CSO/CISO and detailed reports for technical teams.
Finally, Elastic Workload Protector matches with multi-Cloud and hybrid infrastructures. This allows companies that have resources on several Cloud environments, or a connecting with virtualized or traditional infrastructures to monitor its infrastructure entirely with only one Cloud monitoring solution.
Companies which just migrate to the Cloud and are looking for Cloud monitoring solutions have now more information to make their choice between these two effective solutions. We offer you the possibility to test Elastic Workload Protector for 14 days to evaluate by yourself our solution.