Popular Questions (and answers) about Cloud Security Tools
There are many questions about cloud security and compliance. In this blog post, we wanted to be as helpful as we could, so we collected ten popular questions about cloud security and compliance tools and answered them. If you have a question that you’d like to ask us, feel free to schedule a demo here or send your question to email@example.com.
Q(1): What’s the difference between using AWS, Azure, or GCP and using CloudWize?
A: While AWS, Azure, and GCP do offer security and compliance services, each one is designed to meet a specific security goal. This means that to get complete visibility, you would need to operate and integrate multiple services, which can be costly and time-consuming.
CloudWize, on the other hand, provides all-in-one security and compliance abilities that save you time and money by eliminating the need for unnecessary services and integration. Plus, unlike cloud providers whose top priority is their cloud services, CloudWize prioritizes keeping its services up to date with the latest security needs, regulations, and community recommendations. This ensures that you receive the most updated CVEs and can rest assured that your cloud security is in good hands.
Q(2): With a shortage of cybersecurity experts, many security tools go unused because of a lack of workforce or knowledge. Why should we consider using CloudWize in this case?
A: CloudWize acts as an automatic virtual helper that continuously monitors your cloud environments 24/7 and provides you with critical threat alerts so that you can focus on addressing the most pressing security concerns.
Onboarding with CloudWize is seamless and takes only a few minutes, and from that point forward, you won’t have to put in too much effort.
With CloudWize, you can simplify things by accessing all of the critical threats that you need to address on one screen. Additionally, you can permit CloudWize to take automatic remedial action for you, making it an effective management platform that you can start using from the moment you onboard. It’s also worth noting that CloudWize is an agentless, read-only platform.
Q(3): What happens if my workload changes in the future? Do I need to plan my budget ahead of time?
A: It’s always best to build security baselines from the design stage to avoid costly mistakes down the line. At CloudWize, we understand that companies can experience rapid growth, which is why we offer flexible pricing options.
Compared to other tools on the market, the CloudWize platform offers the best return on investment and agile plans that can grow with your business. Instead of paying huge sums taken from your overall cloud budget, we even help you save money with our cost business impact feature. So whether your workload grows or changes in the future, you can count on CloudWize to offer a pricing plan that suits your needs.
Q(4): My workload isn’t very large right now. Do I still need to use a tool like CloudWize?
A: While growth can be a slow process that doesn’t happen overnight, it’s important to keep a close eye on your resources to avoid surprises down the line. By using CloudWize, you can track and control your progress even when your workload is small.
This means that you can be prepared for any potential changes or growth that may occur in the future. So even if your workload is currently small, CloudWize can provide you with valuable insights and peace of mind.
Q(5): There are already so many tools that cloud stakeholders use, and I’m concerned about adding another tool that only serves a specific role.
A: At CloudWize, we understand the frustration that comes with using too many tools. That’s why we’ve created a cloud security center of excellence that’s designed to meet the needs of various cloud stakeholders.
By working with CISOs, R&D teams, DevOps, DevSecOps, SREs, and FinOps, we’ve created a platform that allows all of these stakeholders to communicate in one language and access the same tool. This means that you don’t have to worry about using multiple tools that only serve specific roles. Instead, you can rely on CloudWize as a one-stop shop for all your cloud management needs.
Q(6): I can see that CloudWize is a powerful tool, but I’m concerned that I don’t have a clear understanding of the risks in my environment and how my resources are connected. Would it be better to start with a one-time assessment or wait until I have a better understanding of my environment?
We understand that gaining visibility into your cloud environment and assessing potential risks can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to cloud security and compliance. That’s where CloudWize comes in. Our platform is designed to quickly provide you with a comprehensive report on your current security and compliance status, in less than an hour.
You can use CloudWize for a one-time assessment to gain insight into your resources and potential risks. Our platform scans your environment, identifies risks, and gives you a detailed understanding of how your resources are connected. This information will help you make informed decisions about your cloud security and compliance, and which issues to address first.
But CloudWize doesn’t stop there. After your one-time assessment, you can continue using our platform for ongoing monitoring and automatic alerts. This means you can stay on top of changes in your environment and address potential threats before they become major issues.
In short, CloudWize is a powerful tool that provides comprehensive cloud security and compliance abilities, and we’re here to help you gain control of your cloud resources. So don’t hesitate to start using CloudWize today and take the first step towards a more secure and compliant cloud environment.
Q(7): I’m concerned that I don’t have the resources or time to effectively use a tool like CloudWize.
A: CloudWize is designed to be an automated platform, requiring minimal time and resources to set up and use. Once you onboard the platform, it automatically monitors and maps out risks by priority, so you can focus your attention on the most critical threats.
Additionally, CloudWize can seamlessly integrate with any SIEM SOC or ticketing systems you may already have in place. This means that you don’t need to use the platform daily or constantly monitor it, as it works behind the scenes to keep your cloud environment secure. With CloudWize, you can have peace of mind that your cloud resources are being monitored and protected, even with limited time and resources.
Q(8): I don’t know if I need a tool like this.
A: It’s important to keep in mind that attackers often target exploitable vulnerabilities and situations that are not fully under our control. Even with a small workload, your cloud environment can have entry points that can be immediately targeted by hackers.
In recent years, we’ve seen many companies suffer breaches through their cloud environments due to misconfigurations, human errors, and unchecked identity access.
As a result, there’s a growing need for tools that can continuously monitor, identify, and mitigate risks in cloud environments. With CloudWize, you can gain visibility into your resources, assess potential risks, and take control of your cloud resources. It’s a proactive approach that can help prevent costly breaches and ensure the security of your data.
Q(9): My cloud providers take care of the security and compliance, and they are the ones with the responsibility.
A: While cloud providers are responsible for securing the infrastructure and services they provide, it’s crucial to remember that you are responsible for the security and compliance of the applications and data you deploy in the cloud.
By not having the proper tools and processes in place, companies can become vulnerable to attacks and data breaches, even if their cloud provider is doing their part.
CloudWize provides a cloud security center of excellence to help you monitor and manage your cloud environment, ensuring that you meet compliance standards and mitigate risks effectively. You can use the platform to complement your cloud provider’s efforts and take full responsibility for your cloud security and compliance.
Q(10): With so many cloud tools available in the market, how can I ensure I choose the right one for our needs?
A: We understand that choosing the right cloud tool can be a daunting task, especially with so many options available in the market. At CloudWize, we have taken into account the pain points of enterprises and SMBs when it comes to integrating and managing multiple tools used by different departments.
CloudWize was founded 5 years ago by founders who felt the same pain of having too many tools used by different departments and needing to learn how to integrate them. Whether CWPP, CSPM, CNAPP, vulnerability management, or more, CloudWize suits enterprises and SMBs (and even MSPs and MSSPs). Because it has critical capabilities that scan cloud architecture from design to build to production, each stage risks are shown in CloudWize’s unique graph knowledge engine that give full visibility to the risks in those stages, with a smart and easy investigation tool.
In addition to the above, CloudWize provides enhanced and simplified visualization, deep event correlation, and multi-layer security areas that offer rich contextualized information. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the cloud environment, providing insights that can be used to enhance the overall security posture of the organization.
Q(11): I’m worried about access management. How can CloudWize help with that?
A: Access management is a critical aspect of cloud security, and CloudWize has got you covered with our Evolved IAM (Identity Access Management) solution. Our intuitive dashboard provides you with complete information on who has access to your cloud environments, regardless of where the resources and users are located.
With our IAM Identity Summary, you can quickly identify who has access to what, so you can keep your access policies up-to-date and secure.
Additionally, our Privilege Escalation Explanation panel offers a comprehensive view of over-privileged users, their usage patterns, and the risks they pose. By clicking on a risk, you can get a detailed description and take prompt action to mitigate the threat.
CloudWize also offers enhanced and simplified visualization, deep event correlation, and multi-layer security features, providing you with rich contextualized information to help you make informed decisions about your access management policies.
You can also generate an IAM report on the fly.
Q(12): How can I identify vulnerabilities that may impact sensitive data, such as personal or financial information?
A: CloudWize’s API security posture dashboard allows you to identify risks related to your sensitive data. Our knowledge graph engine includes an additional layer that maps the risks associated with sensitive data, enabling you to comprehend the connections, identify the data’s flow and pinpoint potential vulnerabilities. With this information, you can make informed decisions and take action to protect your sensitive data.
Q(13): How can I see my environment through the eyes of a hacker?
A: CloudWize provides a web app penetration testing feature that allows you to simulate attacks on your web applications and see how secure they are. Our automated “blackbox” penetration scan follows the OWASP Web Security Testing Guide 4.2 and tests your web applications on run time to identify any exposed vulnerabilities.
By simulating a real attack, this testing approach helps you discover unexpected results and provides detailed information so you can fix flaws quickly. It’s important to note that this is not a system hack but rather a safe and effective way to view your environment from a hacker’s perspective.