Understand Better The Difference Between Cloud Provider’s Security Services & Cloud Security Tools


CloudWize is the first out-of-the-box Cloud Security Center of Excellence (CSCoE) solution that helps companies easily guard their cloud by having maximum cloud security and compliance with minimal effort. Get 360° protection from architecture design to runtime and have peace of mind.

And how to use it for your benefit

Have you ever wondered what sets apart cloud providers’ security services like AWS, Azure, or GCP from cloud security tools like CloudWize? This question has been a topic of discussion among various cloud stakeholders, including CISOs, DevOps, DevSecOps, cloud security team members, and cloud architects. 

In this blog post, we will explore the distinctions between using cloud providers’ security services and cloud security tools and how you can build a well-rounded cloud security and compliance strategy. 

Cloud Providers and Security Offerings:

Cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offer a wide range of cloud security and compliance services. These providers have their own security measures in place to safeguard their infrastructure, data centers, and services. They provide various tools and services for identity and access management (IAM), encryption, logging and monitoring, threat detection, and compliance management. However, it’s important to note that their security offerings may have specific focus areas based on their respective cloud services and products.

For instance, AWS offers services like AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for access management, AWS CloudTrail for logging and monitoring, AWS Key Management Service (KMS) for encryption, and AWS GuardDuty for threat detection. Similarly, Azure offers services like Azure Active Directory (AD) for access management, Azure Monitor for logging and monitoring, Azure Key Vault for encryption, and Azure Security Center for threat detection. GCP offers services like Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) for access management, Stackdriver for logging and monitoring, Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) for encryption, and Cloud Security Command Center for threat detection.

While cloud providers offer robust security features, organizations may still need to implement additional security measures to ensure comprehensive security for their cloud environments.

AWS cloud architect example

The image is taken from AWS here.

The Bottom Line:

The availability of cloud security services is undoubtedly beneficial, but managing security in a multi-cloud environment can be complex. It requires additional resources and expertise, and most importantly, it can be challenging to have a unified view of all your cloud security measures in one place. Managing security across multiple cloud providers presents unique challenges that need to be addressed with a comprehensive approach.

Introducing CloudWize – Your Cloud Security Center of Excellence 

CloudWize is a cutting-edge cloud security tool that brings all-in-one security and compliance capabilities to your cloud environments. Unlike cloud providers that may require complex integrations with multiple services, CloudWize offers a single platform solution. This not only saves organizations time and effort but also eliminates the need for unnecessary services and integrations, saving costs in the process.

With CloudWize, you gain access to a unified dashboard that provides a holistic view of your organization’s cloud security posture. CISOs and security teams can easily monitor and manage their cloud environments and attack surface from one place, gaining comprehensive visibility. CloudWize offers a wide range of features, including access management, network security, data protection, compliance monitoring, threat detection, and more, all within a single platform.

See all your resources in one pane of glass (in CloudWize):

all cloud services in one pane of glass

Here you can see the risk score (you can easily filter your cloud services):

risk score view

One of the key advantages of using CloudWize is its ability to stay up-to-date with the latest security needs, regulations, and community recommendations. This ensures that your organization has access to the most current Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and security best practices for your cloud environments. CloudWize regularly updates its threat intelligence database, which is powered by machine learning algorithms that analyze global threat feeds, providing proactive threat detection capabilities.

In addition, CloudWize allows you to customize your security policies based on your specific requirements. This enables organizations to define their own security rules and policies, aligning their cloud security with their unique business objectives and compliance requirements. With CloudWize, you can tailor your cloud security strategy to meet the needs of your organization, ensuring maximum protection for your cloud environments.

CloudWize is your trusted partner in securing your cloud environments, providing a comprehensive and streamlined approach to cloud security management. With its all-in-one capabilities, proactive threat detection, and customizable security policies, CloudWize empowers your security team to effectively safeguard your organization’s cloud assets and mitigate potential risks.


Cloud security is a critical consideration for organizations leveraging cloud services, and understanding the difference between cloud providers and cloud security tools is essential. Cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP offer security services, but additional measures may be needed for comprehensive security in a multi-cloud environment. 

Understanding the differences between cloud providers and cloud security tools is crucial for organizations to implement a robust and comprehensive cloud security strategy. By leveraging the strengths of both cloud providers and cloud security tools, organizations can enhance their cloud security posture and effectively mitigate potential risks.

This is where cloud security tools like CloudWize can be valuable, providing organizations with enhanced visibility, control, and unified management of their cloud security measures, complementing the security features offered by cloud providers.

CloudWize, a cloud security center of excellence, offers a single platform solution with all-in-one security and compliance capabilities, providing a unified dashboard for holistic visibility into an organization’s cloud security posture. CloudWize’s proactive threat detection, customizable security policies, and regular updates empower organizations to effectively protect their cloud environments, aligning cloud security with business objectives and compliance requirements while saving time and resources.

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