Top 8 Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)

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    The initial setup is seamless.The first aspect that is important is the fact that Prisma Cloud is cloud-agnostic. It's actually available for the five top cloud providers: AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle, and Alibaba Cloud. The second aspect is the fact that we can write our own rules to try to detect misconfigurations in those environments.
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    The main feature is the security posture assessment through the security score. I find that to be very helpful because it gives us guidance on what needs to be secured and recommendations on how to secure the workloads that have been onboarded.
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    The most valuable feature of Orca Security is the automated scanning tool, user-friendliness, and ease of use.Orca gives you great visibility into your assets. It shows you the issues and the things that you need to attend to first, by prioritizing things. You can see a lot of information that is not always visible, even to DevOps, to help you know about the machines and their status. It's very easy to see everything in a single dashboard. That makes it a very useful tool.
  5. Helps identify and correct misconfigurations in cloud environments, ensuring that infrastructure and applications are secure and optimized.It has an analytics service that does research for us.
  6. The optimizations are the most useful aspect because most customers have a very unmanaged network with a lot of rules. We use a lot of the optimizations in our reports for improving firewall rules.
  7. The feature I found most valuable is the API.The management is very good.
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  9. For the most part, out-of-the-box, it tells you right away about the things you need to work on. I like the fact that it prioritizes alerts based on severity, so that you can focus your efforts on anything that would be critical/high first, moderate second, and work your way down, trying to continue to improve your security posture.
  10. The CSPM product is great at securing our cloud accounts and I really like the runtime protection for containers and functions too.The most helpful feature of Aqua Security is Drift Prevention, which is a feature that allows images to be immutable. In addition, one of the main reasons we went with Aqua Security is because it provides strong protection when it comes to runtime security.

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Bulat Temirbayev
CISO at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Jan 08 2023

Hello peers, 

I am a CISO at a medium-sized computer software company. 

I am currently researching the best CNAPP solution. What CNAPP solution do you recommend for a hybrid cloud? Why do you recommend that specific solution?

Thank you for your help.

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Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) Topics

What is cloud-native cyber security?

Cloud-native cyber security is a group of protocols that users employ to protect themselves while they are working in the cloud. Cloud-native cyber security combines platform, infrastructure security, and continuous application security to create an integrated and comprehensive security plan.

What is the difference between cloud-native and cloud-based applications?

Cloud-native applications are designed specifically for use on the cloud. They take complete advantage of everything that cloud-based tools can offer. Cloud-based applications are applications that were not created for the cloud, but rather were moved onto the cloud after they were created to take advantage of various benefits that the cloud can offer. Cloud-native applications are better equipped to benefit from the security capabilities that CNAPPs can offer than cloud-based applications.

Benefits of a Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)

When users employ a CNAPP, they can benefit from a comprehensive list of benefits. These benefits can include:

  • Security is provided as a built-in service. Users often worry about being able to protect themselves from digital threats. This often requires them to allocate many resources in order to maintain a high level of protection. CNAPPs protect users through the cloud-native security services that their cloud providers employ without requiring users to take charge of their protection.
  • Sophisticated visibility and management capabilities. CNAPPs give users a level of visibility that affords them an awareness of what is going on in every part of the platform. It provides a real-time view that gives users intelligence that can aid in security-based decision-making. They also have sophisticated cloud-native security tools which can reveal trends and help users anticipate future threats before they have the opportunity to become issues.
  • Ensure that compliance rules are followed. Cloud platforms come with a built-in minimum level of compliance. Minimum security rules are set so that users never have to actively take measures to ensure that they are in compliance with the rules of their host nation.
  • Quickly roll out and implement changes to the security infrastructure. The nature of cloud platforms means that users can keep their security infrastructure up to date with the latest software and patches. When patches are implemented, they automatically take effect across the entire platform. Every update will take effect uniformly independent of user action.
  • Data is easily and reliably backed up and recoverable. Cloud providers build in the ability for users to back up their data and keep it safe in the case of a cyber attack or some other incident. This backed up data can easily be recovered when necessary. The levels of backup can be set to meet the level of need. The more critical the data, the more securely it will be backed up.
  • Highly secure security architecture. Cloud providers keep their physical infrastructures safe from intrusion by employing many levels of security. They make it so that only authorized personnel have the clearance to access the cloud servers where all of the data is stored. They also keep logs of everyone who accesses the servers so as to keep their clients protected at all times.
  • Sophisticated network security capabilities. Included in the suite of security features that CNAPPs offer are several features that give users peace of mind when it comes to safeguarding their networks. Users can configure firewalls that follow the security rules that the user sets. These platforms also allow users to track traffic as it runs through their networks. This traffic is logged and used to develop an analytical understanding of potential threats.
  • Protect your data from threats. Cloud infrastructures employ powerful algorithms that encrypt a user's data so that the data cannot be intercepted while in transit or read while in storage. These algorithms restrict access to sensitive data so that only authorized users can access the stored data.
  • Gives users the ability to utilize the environment that is best for them. Cloud-native security platforms are highly flexible. Users can run applications from a variety of environment types. They can choose the environment that best meets their needs.
  • Detect threats before they can escalate. These cloud platforms use ML algorithms to spot threats and aid in resolving issues before the situation turns critical and does real harm to a network. The ML algorithms also help users preemptively address potential issues before they become a problem.
  • Identify areas of potential vulnerability. Cloud-native security solutions help users scan their networks for areas where they may be vulnerable to harm. Any location where the network may be vulnerable is easily identified. The scanning tools also help administrators do triage and treat the areas of greatest concern first.

Features of a Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)

CNAPPs are cloud-based solutions that come with many powerful features. These features can include:

  • Cloud security posture management (CSPM) tools. CSPM tools are software solutions that are designed to scan and detect issues in a user’s network configuration. They allow users to spot vulnerabilities and offer them help to resolve these misconfigurations and strengthen the network’s security architecture.
  • Cloud service network security (CSNS) tools. These tools provide network security in real time. One such tool is a web application firewall (WAF). Users can employ these tools to keep themselves safe at all times.
  • Cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) tools. These tools give users control over access to their networks. They detect misconfigurations in the network access controls. Anyone who is not meant to have a particular level of access can be easily found and their unauthorized access can be revoked.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, Orca Security and others in Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP). Updated: March 2023.
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