How to choose the right CNAPP solution for your organisation
While we at Runecast have been talking about it for a while, there may be some who are not aware of the term CNAPP. Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) is a cybersecurity category term coined by Gartner and can be defined as a set of integrated technologies that are designed to protect cloud-based applications and their underlying infrastructure (i.e. on-prem, hybrid or multi-cloud) from cyber threats via a single platform. CNAPP is the summation of a number of other areas, including vulnerability assessment and management, risk mitigation and security standards compliance. CNAPP enables a single source of truth approach to security compliance, leading to increased visibility across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
A CNAPP solution provides an added layer of security for cloud-based applications by monitoring to proactively detect and prevent cyber-attacks in real-time. In today's world where data breaches are becoming increasingly common, and the threat of things such as ransomware attacks is very high, it is crucial for organisations to choose the right CNAPP solution that can protect their applications and data from cyber-attacks. In this article, we will discuss how to choose the right CNAPP solution for your organisation.
Things to Consider When Choosing a CNAPP:
- Deployment Model: When choosing a CNAPP solution, organisations need to consider the deployment model that works best for their business. Some CNAPP solutions can be deployed on-premises, while others are cloud-based. It's important to choose a deployment model that aligns with your business needs, capabilities and budget.
- Scalability: The CNAPP solution you choose should be able to scale as your business grows. It's important to choose a solution that can handle increasing workloads without compromising on performance or security. WIthout the ability to scale, and scale cost-effectively, you may soon reach the limit of a CNAPP, while needing more.
- Integration: Your chosen solution should integrate seamlessly with your existing IT infrastructure. It's important to choose a solution that can work with your current technology stack, including your cloud platform, applications, and any existing security tools.
- Threat Coverage: Different CNAPP solutions provide different levels of threat coverage. It's important to choose a solution that provides comprehensive threat coverage, including protection against malware, ransomware, insider threats, and other types of cyber threats.
- Automation: A good CNAPP solution should automate routine security tasks to free up your IT team's time for other critical tasks. Look for a solution that can automate tasks such as vulnerability scanning, security compliance assessment, and threat detection.
- Reporting: The CNAPP solution you choose should provide detailed reports on security threats, vulnerabilities, and other critical metrics. It's important to choose a solution that can provide real-time reports to help you stay on top of security threats and make informed decisions. Solutions that provide customisable reports are an added bonus.
Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Various CNAPP Solutions:
- Open-Source CNAPP Solutions: Open-source CNAPP solutions are free and customizable, but they may not provide the same level of support and security as paid solutions.
- Network Security CNAPP Solutions: Network security CNAPP solutions are designed to protect your network from cyber-attacks, but they may not provide complete protection for your cloud-based applications.
- Cloud-Native CNAPP Solutions: Cloud-native CNAPP solutions are designed specifically for cloud-based applications and provide comprehensive protection against cyber threats. However, they may not work well with on-premises applications.
- Hybrid CNAPP Solutions: Hybrid CNAPP solutions provide a mix of cloud-based and on-premises security capabilities. They are ideal for organisations that have a mix of cloud-based and on-premises applications.
Runecast is an AI-powered CNAPP solution that provides comprehensive threat coverage for cloud-based applications and on-premises applications. It integrates seamlessly with your existing technology stack and provides real-time reports to help you stay on top of security threats.
Reasons to Choose Runecast:
- AI-Powered Threat Detection: Runecast uses AI-powered threat detection to identify and prevent cyber-attacks in real-time.
- Comprehensive Threat Coverage: Runecast provides comprehensive threat coverage, from VMware through Cloud to OS and Kubernetes, including protection against malware, phishing attacks, insider threats, and other types of cyber threats.
- Seamless Integration: Runecast integrates seamlessly with your existing technology stack, including your cloud platform, applications, and security tools.
- Automated Tasks: Runecast automates routine security tasks, such as vulnerability scanning and security assessment, to free up your IT team's time for other critical tasks.
- Verbose customisable Reporting: Runecast provides in depth and customisable reports to help you stay on top of security threats and make informed decisions. This enables your IT team to identify and address security issues promptly, reducing the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.
- Remediation scripts: Runecast generates custom remediation scripts which are directly applicable to the scanned infrastructure, ready to be checked and applied by your change advisory process.
- Truly air-gapped capable: Runecast is one of the only platforms capable of providing true air-gapped deployment, providing offline update capabilities and full confidence in the integrity of your secure sites.
Runecast also offers several other features that make it a great choice for organisations looking for a comprehensive and effective CNAPP solution. For example, Runecast's solution is built on a patented AI algorithm, RAIKA, which scrapes information from thousands of trusted sources and parses them into actionable insights for administrators.
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Additionally, Runecast offers a user-friendly dashboard that provides a clear overview of your organisation's security posture, including the number of threats detected, the severity of those threats, and the actions required to address them. This dashboard can be customised to meet the specific needs of your organisation, enabling you to track the metrics that matter most to you.
Finally, Runecast offers excellent customer support, with a dedicated team of experts available to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter. This ensures that you can get the most out of your CNAPP solution and maintain the highest level of security for your organisation's cloud-based applications and data.