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Improve Your Cloud Security With Cloud Workload Protection Platforms

Published: 14 June 2019

ID: G00383229

Analyst(s): Richard Bartley


CWPPs draw from a wide range of different security capabilities to protect virtual machines, containers and serverless workloads. CWPPs enable security and risk management technical professionals to reduce cloud risk by addressing numerous potential threats in their cloud workloads.

Table Of Contents



  • Core and Additional Capabilities
  • Different Jobs Need Different Tools
  • Vendors and Variants


The Details

  • CWPP Functional Capabilities With Vendor Examples
    • Hardening and Configuration
    • Host-Based Network Firewalling
    • Microsegmentation
    • Exploit Prevention and Memory Protection
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Application Control
    • Privileged Access Management
    • Vulnerability Shielding
    • Antivirus
    • Integrity Control
    • User and Entity Behavior Monitoring
    • Host-Based Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Workload EDR
    • Autoremediation
  • CWPP Operational Capabilities
    • Risk Management
    • Compliance
    • Automation
    • Integration
    • Investigation

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