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Guide to Cloud Security Posture Management Tools

Published by Palo Alto Networks

Good cloud security hygiene starts with complete visibility into the security and compliance posture of every resource you deploy into your cloud. It’s one thing to achieve this visibility in a single cloud environment—you can lean heavily on the native monitoring and auditing tools of your cloud provider, using third-party solutions to fill in gaps (e.g., threat detection)—but in a multi-cloud architecture, maintaining robust cloud security posture becomes exponentially more complex.

It is much more difficult to achieve centralized visibility as well as consistently enforce policies and compliance rules within a multi-cloud environment. It’s also more complicated to detect threats and fix vulnerabilities quickly due to the sheer complexity of threats across distributed, multilayered architectures.

You can address these challenges, though—and you need to, if you want to take advantage of multi-cloud architecture without compromising on security. This guide will walk you through the specific challenges of cloud security posture management (CSPM) within a multi-cloud architecture. Then, we’ll discuss how to build a CSPM tool set and strategy that effectively address those challenges by providing centralized visibility, compliance management, threat detection, data protection, and automation purpose-built for multi-cloud environments.

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