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The cost of a data security breach rose 2.3% between 2022 and 2023 to a record global average of $4.45 million, according to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023. The report also found that 82% of data breaches occurred in the cloud.
As cloud-native applications have become clear drivers of business success and seamless operations, companies have shifted larger workload volumes to the cloud — and protecting them has become mission-critical.
But in the rush to adopt solutions and tools designed to close hybrid-cloud vulnerabilities, many companies have also increased security complexity — which ironically can introduce new risks and challenges, such as:
Enter cloud-native application protection platforms (CNAPPs), which are purpose-built to reduce this complexity and empower organizations to protect cloud-native applications throughout their full lifecycle.
What Is CNAPP?
According to Gartner, a CNAPP is “a unified and tightly integrated set of security and compliance capabilities designed to secure and protect cloud-native applications across development and production.”
Essentially, CNAPPs address the spiraling complexity and growing sprawl of security tools by consolidating key capabilities into one platform. With a single-pane view of security data from multiple tools, security teams benefit from actionable visibility, automated actions, and prioritized tasks. CNAPPs are powerful, one-stop platforms for:
Protect Today’s More Complex Multicloud Cloud Environments
Today’s cloud-native application environments and CI/CD pipelines are fast-changing and highly complex, incorporating leading-edge technologies and capabilities such as Kubernetes, IaC, containers, serverless functions, and more. Legacy security technologies, designed for on-premises data centers and endpoints, can’t keep up with the rapid pace of development, the complex interdependencies within these application environments, and distributed endpoints.
Staying ahead of security and compliance issues without adding friction or slowing CI/CD pipelines requires modern, consolidated tools that spot security issues earlier in development, accelerate response times, and provide continuous security monitoring, alerts, and response prioritizations.
Unified Security Capabilities for Enhanced Application Protection
CNAPPs give security teams data insights from a wide range of sources that incorporate rich context. A single-pane view allows team members to more quickly identify an organization’s biggest security risks and prioritize responses.
The key benefits and capabilities to look for in a CNAPP include:
Explore CNAPP With EchoStor
EchoStor is a leading technology integrator in the cloud and security space. We specialize in providing industry-leading consulting in securing private and public cloud environments. Our team of experts help plan, design, and implement CNAPP solutions that achieve the security simplicity your organization has been looking for.
Ready to hurdle past complexity and achieve greater security and compliance confidence? Contact EchoStor to learn more today.
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Practice Lead, Networking & Security