Agentless workload posture (AWP) provides security teams with visibility into the security posture of their cloud-based workloads. The AWP platform automates scanning for common cloud security risks, such as vulnerabilities (CVEs) and hardcoded secrets, providing in-depth security visibility. At the same time, AWP’s agentless design ensures that security teams do not need to sacrifice the performance of resource-constrained cloud workloads to achieve this vital visibility and security.
Cloud computing provides significant benefits to an organization in terms of availability, scalability, and flexibility. As a result, companies are increasingly moving critical infrastructure to cloud workloads, including virtual machines (VMs), serverless computing, and containerized applications.
With the growth of the cloud comes a growing need for cloud security. Cloud workloads face unique threats and require security that is tailored to their needs. A company cannot secure cloud workloads that they do not know exist against unknown threats. With the growth of cloud workloads, a cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) offering in-depth visibility is essential to protecting an organization’s applications and services against cyber threats.
AWP is designed to address many of the leading security threats faced by cloud workloads. Some of the key features that an AWP solution must provide include the following:
Effectively protecting cloud workloads against cyber threats is difficult, especially as security teams struggle to maintain vital visibility into rapidly-expanding cloud workloads. AWP helps security teams to solve this problem and provides significant benefits for cloud workload security, including the following:
Cloud-native applications require a range of security controls tailored to the risks that they face. Agentless workload posture is a critical part of a cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP), providing security teams with scalable threat visibility for cloud workloads without degrading the performance of these cloud-based resources.
When designing security for cloud infrastructure, a clear understanding of cloud security risks and how to mitigate them is critical to success. To learn more about the available cloud security solutions and how to select the correct ones for your organization’s cloud deployment, check out this buyer’s guide to cloud security.
Check Point offers a range of cloud security solutions, including security solutions for cloud-based workloads. Check Point CloudGuard includes CNAPP functionality that incorporates AWP to improve threat prevention, detection, and remediation in the cloud. Learn more about how Check Point can improve your organization’s protection of cloud-native applications with Check Point CloudGuard CNAPP
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