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Comparing the Use of CASB, CSPM and CWPP Solutions to Protect Public Cloud Services

Published: 15 August 2018

ID: G00361411

Analyst(s): Richard Bartley

Summary

Technical professionals are confronted with increasingly complex cloud security implementations across IaaS, aPaaS, fPaaS and SaaS. This assessment compares CASB, CSPM and CWPP solutions, which are part of the diverse array of third-party and native cloud security tools.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Market Evolution and Disruptors
  • Cloud Security Tool Coverage
    • Coverage Across General Deployment Patterns
    • Coverage Across Selected Use Cases
  • Addressing Cloud Risks
  • Architectural Considerations
    • Cloud Security Tool Category Deployment Differences
    • Management Console Location for Cloud Security Tools
    • Cloud Security Tool Group Visibility
    • Enterprise Integration
    • Data Security
    • Threat Management
    • Anti-patterns
  • CASB, CSPM and CWPP Capabilities
    • Cloud Access Security Broker
    • Cloud Security Posture Management
    • Cloud Workload Protection Platform
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

  • General Principles for Cloud Security Tool Selection
    • Cloud Security Layering

The Details

  • Use-Case Cloud Pattern Details
    • Simple Use Cases — IaaS/PaaS and SaaS-Only Cloud Patterns
    • Complex Use Cases — Mixed Cloud Patterns
    • Cloud Security Tool Vendors

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