Today, not moving workloads to the cloud is not an option. Leaving these workloads not secured is also not an option.
However, managing workloads within and across Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud service providers, we find that S&R professionals struggle with ensuring that their cloud workloads (guest operating systems and data on those operating systems) are secure. Why? Because S&R must ensure that installation and setup bootstraps with the right security and network configuration. They must control access to workloads as well as management consoles, file and configuration integrity, intrusion and endpoint protection. Manual management is simply not an option, you either automate security hardening for a large number of workloads or "die", i.e. fall victim to a breach.
Enter a new class of solution to offer a solution to this problem: Cloud Workload Security Management Solutions. These offerins typically install a small agent on endpoints, connect these agents to a central service (available as SaaS or on-premises product) then offer centralized management of all the above cloud workload security aspects.
Our CWS market overview looks at and compares the features and company profiles of the most important vendors in this space.