In the age of heightened security risks, organizations are doing away with periodic security audits in favor of continuous compliance tracking and enforcement. The tools that worked well for security and compliance in the legacy data center fail in public cloud environments that demand agility and efficiency.
Moving workloads to public cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services (AWS) carries with it changes in security controls, loss of visibility, and the dynamic movement of data all of which makes audit and compliance a huge burden on IT organizations today. It is no surprise that as organizations move critical workloads to the public cloud, compliance and governance remain a leading concern.
Cloud Native Solutions Only Address Half of the Problem
Avoiding compliance requirements can expose sensitive data to serious risks, disrupt services, and even lead to financial loss. There is no doubt achieving and maintaining compliance across different cloud platforms is a complex process, at best. Determining which mandates are critical, which requirements overlap, and how to enforce and maintain compliance across a multi-cloud environment is a constant struggle.
A big misconception is that the new cloud-native security and compliance tools flooding the market today resolve many of these new compliance challenges. The problem is that they fall short by not addressing the private cloud piece of the equation which leaves organizations back to square one – relying on costly, time-consuming, and error-prone manual processes, which simply can’t keep up with the constantly changing threat landscape and ever-evolving regulatory environment.
Mitigating Multi-Cloud Risk with Continuous Compliance
HyTrust CloudControl Foundation Edition offers one of the most complete solutions available today for multi-cloud deployments to meet a broad range of government and industry compliance mandates including CIS Benchmark, PCI-DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, NIST-800 Series and others across both private and public cloud environments.