CloudSphere Cloud Governance Platform

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Additional Info

Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)CloudSphere
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- CloudSphere’s agentless application discovery and dependency mapping solution allows practitioners to have a much more intuitive and logical view of security and identity, solving the problem of complexity in AWS deployments. It is the only platform with Application Intelligence that allows customers to manage identity and security on a per-application basis in the cloud.

- CloudSphere provides a unique application-level view to help establish the guardrails needed to plan effectively and maintain control in multi-cloud environments. CloudSphere’s dashboard diagrams enable customers to visualize access paths in an easy-to-use format that also provides insights into users and attached policies and permissions. Rather than sorting through the massive tables and event logs provided by AWS, CloudSphere customers can group by application and visualize access paths, significantly reducing complexity. CloudSphere’s identity governance maps provide a clear graphical representation that immediately shows which employees and contractors have access to important resources in the cloud and on-premises. Customers can see who launched key resources in the cloud and detailed attributes of those resources like S3 bucket permissions, encryption, and whether logging is enabled. The platform also alerts customers in real-time to any issues that may need attention.

- CloudSphere further differentiates itself with its agentless application discovery and dependency mapping solution. While most competitors are agent-based, CloudSphere’s agentless approach simplifies cloud landscape monitoring by bypassing tedious management involved with deploying hundreds to thousands of monitoring agents. Delivered as a SaaS, the CloudSphere platform integrates quickly and easily to deploy across all common cloud environments.

Brief Overview

For the hundreds of thousands of enterprises leveraging AWS for their cloud environments, the shared responsibility model is one aspect of cloud security that is often misunderstood or underestimated – especially when teams, resources and controls scale. While AWS bears responsibility for securing the infrastructure, the customer is ultimately responsible for securing data, classifying assets, and using IAM tools to apply the appropriate permissions.

The right cloud management platform is key to ensuring security responsibilities are met and infrastructure processes are optimized. CloudSphere addresses these needs with a platform simplifying the management and compliance of the shared responsibility model by easily preparing multi-cloud controls and policies stemming across customer bases, accounts, and clouds. With an agnostic single view into each of the shared responsibility and model segments, CloudSphere provides a granular level of monitoring out of the box, with customized alert thresholds as needed.

CloudSphere also assists with governance guardrails. This ensures that every action and task performed throughout the cloud environment is in line with the organization’s cloud approach and compliance requirements, such as self-service, quota-based orchestration of cloud resources, compliant S3 buckets, protection against misconfigurations, and unmanaged costs.

CloudSphere helps customers ensure security by:
– Minimizing the cloud’s attack surface with a comprehensive set of security controls that monitor and control security status in real-time.
– Remediating problems before they can be exploited with auto-remediation and assisted-remediation capabilities.
– Monitoring compliance status against key industry standards, like CIS, PCI, HIPAA, SOC, NIST and others.
– Track who has access to the organization’s most critical assets in the cloud and visualize access paths to gain insights into users and attached policies and permissions.

Companies are often unaware of the responsibilities they bear when leveraging a public cloud provider like AWS. CloudSphere ensures the criteria of the shared responsibility model is always met.