The adoption of cloud services and cloud-based applications has been a boon to businesses and employees, enabling new levels of productivity and flexibility. As these tools are open to the internet and readily available to anyone, they can expose businesses to greater risk of cybersecurity threats, including data breaches. Despite training and everyone’s best efforts, vulnerabilities remain and security issues arise, putting sensitive data at risk. IT security, risk, and business leaders constantly work to address:
Among these, data breaches receive the most attention and account for the greatest damage. For example:
Broadly speaking, CSPM protects you in three ways:
Let's look at what CSPM can do in more detail. CSPM services can take advantage of automation capabilities to correct issues without human intervention or delay, conducting continuous monitoring as they:
Gartner, January 2019
The challenge many CSPM solutions face is that, as point products, they can’t adequately integrate with an organization's security and data protection tools. This provides siloed visibility, 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 data protection capabilities of the 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.
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.
CSPM policies are built natively into Posture Control by Zscaler, a comprehensive cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) that identifies, prioritizes, and remediates risk in cloud infrastructure and native applications deployed across multicloud environments.