How Does Zscaler Do CSPM?
Many CSPM solutions are individual point products that may not adequately integrate with your existing security tools. This means all their added visibility is still in a silo, which raises security risks and prolongs incident response.
Zscaler CSPM uniquely solves siloed visibility by automatically identifying and remediating application misconfigurations as part of the comprehensive, 100% cloud-delivered Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™, the global cloud platform that powers all Zscaler services.
Zscaler CSPM automates security and compliance for cloud assets and cloud applications, delivering continuous visibility and enforcing adherence to the most comprehensive set of security policies and compliance frameworks. As a multitenant SaaS offering, Zscaler CSPM enables seamless integration with customer cloud infrastructure, quick data collection, comprehensive dashboards, and reports.
The Power of Zscaler Integrations
Zscaler CSPM supports integrations with multiple cloud providers—providing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and ticketing systems—and enables auto-remediation. Customers can easily enforce their corporate information security standards across their IaaS providers (e.g., Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) and SaaS applications to prevent misconfiguration-related data breaches.
Zscaler CSPM supports security and compliance efforts with the broadest coverage of 2,700+ pre-built policies mapped across 16 standards—including NIST, CIS Benchmarks, PCI DSS, SOC 2, and AWS security best practices—and enforces guardrails for secure, compliant deployments that improve DevOps efficiency. It also allows organizations to create custom, private benchmarks and supports large-scale application environments.
As part of the comprehensive Zscaler Data Protection suite, which also includes Zscaler Cloud DLP, Zscaler Cloud Browser Isolation, and cloud access security broker (CASB), Zscaler CPSM:
- Collects real-time configuration data from the cloud infrastructure via APIs, once granted access to customer cloud environments. A small subset of policies may require the installation of an agent.
- Identifies cloud misconfigurations at the security policy and cloud resource levels by comparing discovered configurations against built-in policies. It also provides a complete mapping of policies within various compliance frameworks, with easy visualization through intuitive dashboards and reports.
- Governs security and compliance with various cloud governance features, including compliance monitoring, risk-based triage of security posture, policy management, and configuration of private benchmarks for organizations that have multiple compliance standards or information security teams with specific architecture needs.
- Fixes misconfigurations by providing remediation steps for each and every security policy violation as well as auto-remediation for a subset of the most critical policies.
CSPM policies are built natively into Zscaler Posture Control, a comprehensive cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) that identifies, prioritizes, and remediates risk in cloud infrastructure and native applications deployed across multicloud environments.