Sysdig Brings New Cloud Security Options for Microsoft Azure Cloud

Global cloud security and visibility provider Sysdig has launched cloud security for Microsoft Azure, based on Sysdig’s runtime security engine including its configuration risk management and threat detection capabilities.

The Sysdig platform combines existing vulnerability management, compliance, and threat detection for containers and Kubernetes with new continuous cloud security and compliance controls for Microsoft Azure.

Photo Omer Azaria, Vice President of Research and Development at Sysdig
“As companies transition to the cloud, the reality is that most will have environments that span more than one cloud, along with containers,” said Omer Azaria, Vice President of Research and Development at Sysdig.

This new cloud security service would enable businesses to detect assets with configuration drift or suspicious activities, as well as identify cloud misconfigurations and compliance breaches, automatically. It would bring organizations a full multi-cloud security solution with Sysdig’s cloud security for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and now also Microsoft Azure.

Limited visibility into cloud usage, settings, and activities has an impact on teams’ trust in their security, compliance, and risk posture. Businesses are at danger due to a lack of insight into unsafe settings and cloud activity.

In recent years, lateral movements have become more common in attacks, in which attackers acquire access to a system at one point then travel about the environment until they locate something important to exploit. According to Sysdig’s recent threat study, having a single view across cloud, workloads, and containers would reduce the time it takes to identify and respond to lateral movement strategies. By integrating the Sysdig cloud security capabilities now revealed with its container security features, companies can detect the whole attack chain and respond to threats quicker.

Continuous Cloud Security for Azure Cloud

  • Cloud Configuration Management – By automatically finding all cloud services and detecting misconfigurations and regulatory compliance issues, cloud security teams can manage and audit their security posture.
  • Multi-Cloud Threat Detection – Using Azure Behavior Logs, Sysdig delivers continuous detection of suspicious activity and configuration changes across infrastructure and services for AWS, GCP, and now Azure. This functionality detects threats in real time, catching assaults and malicious activities that static configuration checks can miss.
  • Cloud Risk Insights – Sysdig offers new visual insights on interconnected cloud and container security issues, which are prioritized according to risk levels. Sysdig lowers warning noise and gives you immediate visibility into the whole cloud attack chain. Teams may prioritize which events to examine and respond to first by categorizing them according to severity levels.

“As companies transition to the cloud, the reality is that most will have environments that span more than one cloud, along with containers,” said Omer Azaria, Vice President of Research and Development at Sysdig. “Having a single tool that unifies threat detection across environments is what will keep companies out of the news as the next major breach victim. A single pane of glass is the most effective way to implement security in such environments.”

Open-Standards Approach to Cloud Security

The future of security, according to Sysdig, is open. Open-source security would improve security by allowing for quicker innovation. Sysdig chose Falco, Sysdig open source, and Open Policy Agent as the foundation for its cloud security capabilities (OPA). Because of its high adoption momentum, a fast-increasing database of rules, policy enforcement, and multi-cloud capabilities, Sysdig chose the OPA open-source project.

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