One of the rising new categories of tooling in cloud security that’s starting to get buzz is CNAPP
CNAPP, or Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform, represents a consolidation and evolution of multiple cloud security technologies, including Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM), Infrastructure as Code (IaC) scanning, and more.
As every organization becomes more and more of a cloud organization, applications are becoming the heartbeat of business. The cloud provides a level of innovation and advancement that businesses must take advantage of to stay ahead of the curve. The increasing push to the cloud has highlighted some weaknesses of traditional infrastructure security approaches and sparked the emergence of new approaches like CNAPPs.
Let’s take a look at some of the specific drivers and trends behind the emergence of CNAPP, why CNAPP is well suited to address those trends, and what they mean for the future of CNAPP as it continues to take shape and evolve.
Eight security trends behind the emergence of CNAPP
The cloud security space has reached a breaking point. Security teams are tasked with handling several very different types of complexity: one of coverage and knowing what is in the environment, one of prioritization and identifying what must be remediated first, and one of friction and balance with developer and operations teams to ensure that processes are followed and issues are remediated. They must achieve complete visibility and coverage of their cloud environments without causing too much friction with DevOps and slowing down the business. This is not a simple challenge! CNAPP is moving into the forefront to help security teams address these needs. The reason for the rise in CNAPP can be attributed to eight broader trends in security. Download the full whitepaper to learn more https://www.wiz.io/lp/the-rise-and-future-of-cnapp