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Netskope Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)

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Netskope CSPM


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Cloud-Native Architecture
As a cloud-native solution, Netskope CSPM is inherently scalable and flexible, able to adapt to the dynamic needs of cloud environments and protect against threats in real-time.
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Multi-Cloud Support
Netskope CSPM provides comprehensive coverage across multiple cloud platforms, including IaaS, PaaS, and IDaaS environments, offering a single pane of glass for managing cloud security posture.
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Continuous Assessment and Management
Cloud security posture management isn’t just a one-time process. The key component of CSPM is the continuous detection and assessment of your cloud posture to weed out any misconfigurations within your infrastructure.
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Real-Time, Context-Aware Policy Enforcement
Netskope CSPM applies real-time, context-aware policies, offering granular control and dynamic decision-making to prevent security incidents.
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Automated Remediation
CSPM saves time, money, and resources by providing automated and guided remediation over minor and common misconfiguration issues. This way analysts are able to spend more time handling complex security issues.
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Asset classification
CSPM identifies assets that live within your cloud infrastructures and classifies how they are currently configured. This allows security teams to set up configurations that make sense for their work needs, assets, data, users, and devices.
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Part of Netskope Security Cloud
Being part of the broader Netskope Security Cloud platform, the CSPM solution offers unified visibility and control across web, cloud, and private applications, providing a holistic approach to data and threat protection.
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Compliance Assurance
There are a whole litany of compliance standards that companies must adhere to, including HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, and many others. CSPM helps security administrators maintain compliance when handling user data when operating in the cloud by providing predefined compliance templates to easily adhere to major regulations.
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Netskope's Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is a comprehensive solution designed to manage and mitigate risks associated with cloud misconfigurations. Unlike 'Security Posture Management, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) refers to a suite of security tools and practices meant to identify and correct misconfiguration issues between organisations and the cloud. More specifically, services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and other Cloud Service Providers (CSP) Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud environments.

The solution leverages Netskope's cloud-native, zero-trust architecture to offer real-time, context-aware policy enforcement across multiple cloud platforms. It identifies insecure resources and configurations, helping to prevent data breaches and compliance violations.

Netskope CSPM offers deep visibility into the cloud environment, allowing organisations to understand their risk posture and take appropriate action. It automatically audits cloud environments against industry standards and best practices, highlighting areas of non-compliance.

Furthermore, it provides effective remediation capabilities, including automatic correction of misconfigurations, thereby reducing the window of exposure. It also integrates with existing security workflows and orchestration tools, streamlining security operations.

Netskope CSPM is an essential tool for organisations seeking to secure their cloud footprint. By identifying and correcting misconfigurations, it reduces cloud risk and enhances overall cloud security posture.

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A security posture includes an array of tools and strategies used to guard networks, devices, users, and data from all kinds of threats, including:

  • Compromised/stolen credentials
  • Breaches
  • Data loss
  • Network performance attacks
  • Misconfiguration/Configuration drift
  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Ransomware...

The better an organisation is at minimising its risk profile, responding to potential threats, and adhering to security compliance standards, the more robust the security posture; CSPM does this in cloud environments.

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How does Cloud Security Posture Management work?

Cloud security posture management uses security policies, monitoring capabilities, and automated and guided remediation tools in order to enforce established configurations and log any issues with those configurations. This includes user access, data storage rules, application use, and settings changes.

As you can see in the diagram above, the user accesses the IaaS platform, which is governed by the settings and rules enforced by the CSPM. Any data moved between the IaaS to a SaaS application runs through a cloud access security broker (CASB) in order to ensure compliance with data handling standards. Once the data reaches the SaaS applications, the rules and standards set by the SaaS security posture management (SSPM) take over.

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What is the difference between CSPM and SSPM?

SaaS security posture management (SSPM) also deals in evaluating cloud security posture. The only difference between CSPM and SSPM is the scope of evaluation. CSPM evaluates the security posture of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms, while SSPM evaluates posture as the smaller Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application level.

Other than the scope of the evaluation, the capabilities and benefits of the platforms are nearly identical.

What is the difference between CSPM and CASB?

Perhaps this isn’t the right way to look at this. CASB and CSPM aren’t interchangeable within a cloud security infrastructure. Instead, a cloud access security broker (CASB) works hand-in-hand with CSPM in order to enforce security policies within the cloud. More specifically, a CASB acts as the policy enforcement point between different cloud services and the users accessing them.

CSPM supplements these enforcement capabilities of the CASB by continuously monitoring, evaluating, and remediating configuration issues between users and IaaS platforms. Using both services enables administrators to maintain their security policies on all levels of their cloud infrastructure and prevent configuration drift.

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