What are Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP)

Cloud Workload Protection Platforms are solutions used to discover workloads (containerized microservices) existing within an organization’s cloud-based deployments or on-premise infrastructure.

  1. Containerized microservices

Containers virtualize multiple application runtime environments on the same operating system instance. With this added convenience, it doesn’t need to contain a separate OS image like VMs do, so this makes containers lightweight and portable, vastly reducing the requirement of system resource availability and usage. Each microservice running on its own physical or virtual machine is wasteful, and most of them just require a small amount of system resources, so containerized microservices work perfectly here. A growing trend of automating deployment, scaling, orchestration and management of containerized microservices give businesses the freedom to take advantage of on-premise, hybrid, and public cloud infrastructures, allowing for effortless migration of workloads as needed.

  1. How CWPPs work

After completing the asset discovery and modeling process,  a CWPP performs a comprehensive risk assessment to identify any potential security issues, and with the ability to wield granular control over the traffic between workloads, delineates actions as necessary.

Workload protection is different from application security. The only security holes in applications exist as vulnerabilities within its code, whereas the rest of the environment can be secured via other means.  Cloud-based workloads, however, may potentially be deployed in the public cloud, which is outside of the organization’s jurisdiction. As such, in these scenarios, CWPP is critical to provide the runtime activity monitor, vulnerability scan, integrity protection, compliance, threat hunting, and security controls to deduce and mitigate the risk.

During the process of application modernization, services/applications may face a myriad of threats throughout the entire DevOps lifecycle.

Each ensuing step and the environment may introduce security holes and vulnerabilities, so it is hard to hold developers solely responsible for avoiding and mitigating all risks. The question instead, is how to address all of the potential risks if native defensive measures aren’t being built into the applications and services themselves during the DevOps cycle? Hillstone offers a CWPP solution designed to meet all of those requirements. Learn more about Hillstone’s workload protection platform here.

If this information is helpful to you read our blog for more interesting and useful content, tips and guidelines on similar topics. Contact the team of COMPUTER 2000 Bulgaria now if you have a specific question. Our specialists will be assisting you with your query.

Content curated by the team of COMPUTER 2000 on the basis of marketing materials provided by our partners/vendors.

 

Follow us to learn more

CONTACT US

Let’s walk through the journey of digital transformation together.

By clicking on the SEND button you agree to the processing of personal data. In accordance with our Privacy Policy

7 + 1 =