Workload & Application Protection (CNAPP)


These solutions are part of our CNAPP Platform (Cloud Native Application Protection Platform).

This begins with our journey called ‘SHIFT LEFT’. We ensure that the code generated by your developers is well scanned and clean from threats. As the code moves from LEFT into Production, we secure your environment on AWS, GCP or Azure or your Serverless environment or Kubernetes or On-Prem from a variety of threats from the Internet, APIs, DDOS, OWASP Top 10 threats, etc.

We also ensure that your servers do not run with any misconfigurations in your ports, network, identities, etc. by continuously monitoring the security posture.

Network Firewall for Cloud Service Providers

A Network firewall from Specialist Security Company is required over and above the Native Firewall capabilities of Cloud Service Providers like AWS, Google & Azure. These solutions provide following benefits over using native firewall:

  • Advanced security features: provides advanced security features such as intrusion prevention, anti-malware, and threat intelligence, which can help protect against a wide range of cyber threats.
  • Granular control: allows for granular control over network traffic, enabling organizations to define more complex firewall rules and policies to meet their specific security requirements.
  • Centralized management: if you use multiple cloud providers, these firewalls can be managed centrally through a single console, which makes it easier to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot.
  • Performance optimization: designed to optimize network performance by offloading resource-intensive security functions such as SSL decryption to specialized hardware.
  • Compliance: firewall is certified by various regulatory bodies and can help organizations meet compliance requirements such as PCI-DSS and HIPAA.

 Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)

Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solutions are used to provide security and compliance for cloud service providers (CSPs) by continuously monitoring the cloud environment, identifying misconfigurations, and providing remediation guidance.

CSPs often use multiple cloud services and configurations, which can lead to security vulnerabilities if not properly managed. CSPMs automate the process of identifying and addressing security and compliance issues, reducing the time and effort required to maintain a secure cloud environment.

With CSPMs, security teams can gain visibility into cloud security posture, enforce compliance policies, and detect and respond to security incidents in real-time. By implementing CSPMs, customers can ensure that their cloud environments are secure and compliant, mitigating risks and providing assurance to customers that their data is being protected.

SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)

SSPM – SaaS Security Posture Management – refers to the practices and methodologies used to assess, monitor, and manage the security posture of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications like Office-365, G-Suite, Salesforce, Box, etc.

It involves ensuring that SaaS applications are securely configured, compliant with industry standards, and effectively managed throughout their lifecycle. SSPM for SaaS includes activities such as inventorying SaaS applications, assessing security risks, enforcing secure configurations, monitoring for vulnerabilities and threats, responding to security incidents, and maintaining compliance.

By implementing effective SSPM practices, organizations can enhance the security of their SaaS environment, protect sensitive data, and mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with SaaS usage.

 Application & API Protection – Servers or Serverless

CNAPP (Cloud Native Application Protection Platform) helps protect applications, workloads, and APIs on cloud by providing comprehensive security for both server-based and serverless workloads, as well as Kubernetes and containers. It offers a unified security solution for cloud-native architectures, including microservices, APIs, and containerized applications.

CNAPP provides several security features, such as network security, identity and access management, threat detection and response, and compliance monitoring, among others.

In serverless architectures, CNAPP can help secure functions and events by integrating with serverless frameworks and orchestrators. It can detect and prevent attacks, such as injection, data leakage, and unauthorized access, by implementing a range of security policies.

For Kubernetes and containers, CNAPP can secure the entire containerized application stack, from the application code to the infrastructure layer, by using container security policies, image scanning, and container runtime protection. It can also provide real-time threat detection and response for containerized environments.

CNAPP can help secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC) by integrating with IaC frameworks and tools. It can help detect and prevent security issues in IaC templates and scripts, which are used to automate the deployment of cloud infrastructure. CNAPP can analyze IaC code for security vulnerabilities and compliance violations, such as insecure configurations, secrets exposure, and non-compliant policies.

DevSecOps and SHIFT LEFT – Servers or Serverless

DevSecOps is a set of practices that integrates security into the DevOps process, with the goal of creating more secure and resilient software systems. DevSecOps technologies are tools and techniques that enable organizations to implement security early in the development lifecycle, and to automate security testing and remediation.

SHIFT LEFT is a key concept in DevSecOps, which involves moving security testing and other security activities earlier in the software development lifecycle. This means that security is integrated into the development process from the start, rather than being added as an afterthought. By shifting security to the left, organizations can identify and address security issues earlier, reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities and accelerating time-to-market.

DevSecOps technologies include tools for automating security testing, such as static analysis security testing (SAST), dynamic analysis security testing (DAST), and interactive application security testing (IAST). Other DevSecOps technologies include vulnerability scanning tools, code analysis tools, and software composition analysis (SCA) tools.

DevSecOps technologies and SHIFT LEFT are critical components of modern software development, as they enable organizations to build more secure and resilient systems by integrating security into the development process from the start.

Backup, Disaster Recovery (DR) and Restoration

Backup, disaster recovery (DR), and recovery solutions are essential components of an organization’s security strategy to protect against data loss, system downtime, and other threats to business operations. These solutions work together to ensure the continuity of critical systems and data in the event of a disaster, outage, or cyberattack.

Backup solutions involve making regular copies of data and storing them in a secure location, such as an offsite data center or cloud storage service. Backups can be performed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, depending on the organization’s data retention policies and recovery objectives. It is essential to ensure that backups are tested regularly to verify that they are reliable and that the data can be restored successfully.

Disaster recovery solutions are designed to ensure business continuity in the event of a catastrophic event, such as a natural disaster, power outage, or cyberattack. These solutions involve replicating critical systems and data to a secondary location, such as a cloud provider or a secondary data center. This allows organizations to quickly restore critical services and data in the event of an outage or disaster. Disaster recovery plans should be regularly tested to verify that they are effective and can be executed in a timely manner.

Recovery solutions are used to restore data and applications from backups or disaster recovery procedures. These solutions can be used to restore data in the event of accidental deletion or corruption, as well as in the event of a cyberattack or other security incident. Recovery solutions should be designed to ensure that data can be restored quickly and with minimal disruption to business operations.

To implement backup, DR, and recovery solutions effectively, organizations should consider the following:

  1. Develop a backup and recovery strategy: Identify critical data, systems, and applications that require regular backups and establish backup and retention policies.
  2. Implement a backup and recovery solution: Choose a backup and recovery solution that meets the organization’s needs, including backup frequency, retention policies, and recovery time objectives.
  3. Develop a disaster recovery plan: Identify critical systems and applications that require replication and establish recovery time objectives.
  4. Implement a disaster recovery solution: Choose a disaster recovery solution that meets the organization’s needs, including replication frequency, recovery point objectives, and recovery time objectives.
  5. Test backup, DR, and recovery solutions: Regularly test backups, disaster recovery plans, and recovery solutions to ensure they are effective and can be executed in a timely manner.
  6. Continuously monitor and update backup, DR, and recovery solutions: Review backup and recovery policies and disaster recovery plans regularly to ensure they remain up to date and effective in protecting against new threats.