Granular, policy-based IAM and authentication controls across complex infrastructures
It’s advisable to work within groups and roles rather than working at an individual identity and access management level. Groups and roles can make it easier to update business requirements and rules—the principles of least privilege are ideally applied to each group or role. Good identity and access management hygiene has strong password policies and permission time-outs.
Zero-trust cloud network security controls across logically isolated networks and micro-segments
Logically isolate resources within a cloud’s network, and micro-segment resources using subnets to set a security policy at a subnet level. Use static user-defined configurations and a dedicated WAN to customize access for users.
Enforcement of virtual server protection policies and processes such as change management and software updates
Cloud vendors consistently apply compliance rules when setting up a virtual server.
Safeguarding all applications (and especially cloud-native distributed apps) with a next-generation web application firewall
Granular inspection and traffic control of servers, automatic updates of WAF rules, and microservices that run workloads.
Enhanced data protection
Encryption at all transport layers, continuous risk management, secure communications, and maintaining data storage hygiene.
Threat intelligence that detects and remediates known and unknown threats in real-time
Cloud vendors cross-reference aggregated log data with internal data and external data to add context to diverse streams of native logs. There are also AI anomaly detection systems that can catch threats for forensic analyses to determine the level of threat. Real-time alerts can visualize a threat landscape for quicker response times.