Trends Report

Market Overview: Cloud Workload Security Management Solutions — Automate Or Die

Security Must Scale To Large Numbers Of IaaS Workloads

June 2nd, 2015
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Dave Bartoletti , John Kindervag , Rick Holland , Claire O'Malley , Alexander Spiliotes


Cloud has become a viable, if not preferred, option for a variety of technology workloads, but securing cloud workloads is no easy business. Security and risk (S&R) professionals must implement and manage a consistent set of security policies for workloads in multiple cloud provider platforms — for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This market overview examines eight vendor solutions for centralized cloud workload security (CWS) management and compares: 1) support for IaaS platforms; 2) malware protection; 3) host-based firewalls; 4) log inspection; 5) intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS); 6) configuration management and file integrity monitoring; and 7) virtualization support. It also includes information on the pricing and installed base of each of the CWS vendors.

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