Cloud workload security – visibility & protection

Bottom line: If you’re in IT today, you’re already in the cloud

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Technology is an increasingly important element of business success, and adopting highly elastic and highly scalable application stacks is no longer a choice – it’s a necessity. Providing compute-on-demand, with lower facilities, management, and asset costs, the cloud makes business sense.

However, with all the benefits the cloud delivers it also has unique security concerns. Because speed and automation are inherent in cloud environments, your security approach has to keep you safe while keeping you fast and scalable. The security approaches you might have employed in highly static and predictable data center environments are not effective in the cloud.

Key security & compliance challenges

The attack surface has expanded
Until now, to protect an enterprise’s most prominent applications has meant hosting them in a siloed infrastructure with network perimeter security around it. In the cloud this approach is flawed at best, and dangerous at worst. In a shared infrastructure, you have to secure each host and cloud resource for your application.

Security can’t keep up
A manual security approach that is bolted on at the end of the deployment cycle, while appropriate for legacy apps in data center, will not be able to keep up with modern applications running on modern infrastructure or the DevOps teams charged with their creation, care, and feeding.

Compliance is even more complex
The combination of a new and expanded attack surface, the change rate inherent in the application development, deployment, and environment, and the lack of a dedicated and parameterized infrastructure causes new compliance challenges that you will have to adapt to.

Master these challenges with Halo

Halo is the industry-leading solution for cloud workload security. It not only offers the most comprehensive set of automated security and compliance monitoring capabilities, but also enables them from a highly automated, scalable, and mature cloud-scale platform.

Halo assesses your workload attack surface

  • Halo automatically identifies vulnerable packages in both your Linux and Windows servers
  • Halo enables you to define and monitor your configuration hardening standards
  • Halo manages and monitors your local access controls on each server

Halo detects policy violations & undesirable activities

Halo employs a continuous monitoring model and will detect any configuration drift or changes in your workload attack surface and includes a comprehensive set of host-based intrusion detection capabilities including:

  • File system integrity
  • Investigating and auditing various log file for security-related events of interest
  • Privileged access auditing and monitoring
  • Network traffic flow monitoring

Halo automates security

Halo’s security automation capabilities allow you to:

  • Automate security assessment as part of infrastructure provisioning
  • Automate security workflows and implement a closed-loop security model. Halo comes with full REST APIs, which can be used to integrate security events and alerts into your existing SIEM or orchestration workflows

What’s unique about Halo’s solution?

  • Comprehensive security capabilities
    While many vendors claim to provide a full stack of security monitoring and alerting tools, only Halo delivers fully integrated functionality across the development and deployment stack.
  • Infrastructure agnostic
    Only Halo can deliver visibility and control across the entire cloud application stack – including containers and microservices.
  • Halo was purpose-built for DevOps
    Halo offers one of the industry’s most complete REST API enabling enterprise security, IT, and DevOps teams to seamlessly integrate security into their DevOps processes, CI/CD toolchains, and infrastructure automation solutions. Halo also features a Python SDK that acts as a wrapper to the REST API, handling authentication, pagination and decreased snowflakes by promoting reusable code.

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Halo works with everything

Security controls

Configuration Security Monitoring (CSM)

Software Vulnerability Assessment (SVA)

Server Account Monitoring (SAM)

File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)

Log-based Intrusion Detection (LIDS)

Firewall policy automation

Events & alerting

Platforms supported

AWS EC2 & ECS

Microsoft Azure

RackSpace

OpenStack

Etc.

Enterprise integrations

Puppet

Chef

Jenkins

Splunk

Etc.

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