Cutting Costs and Consolidating Tools with Deepfence’s Cloud Native Application Protection Platform
November 7, 2023
As organizations move to the cloud, they often face significant challenges in managing the complexity of their cloud environments. In particular, cloud security can be a major headache, with organizations needing to manage multiple security tools from different vendors, each with its own licensing requirements and costs.
That's where Deepfence's cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) comes in. Our CNAPP solution is designed to consolidate security tools and licensing costs, while also providing real-time detection and protection from cloud security threats in runtime. In this blog post, we'll explore the challenges facing organizations when it comes to managing security in the cloud, and how Deepfence's CNAPP platform can help organizations cut costs and consolidate their security tools.
Tool Proliferation and Operational Scale Problems in the Cloud
The Challenges of Managing Security in the Cloud
Managing security in the cloud can be a major challenge for organizations. Cloud environments are highly dynamic and distributed, with resources often shared across multiple tenants. This makes it much harder to secure the environment using traditional security solutions. In addition to being fragmented into a number of clouds and environments, there are a number of infrastructure modalities that need protection ranging from more traditional IaaS such as servers and virtualized machines to next-gen cloud-native infrastructure like Kubernetes and containers to PaaS and serverless workloads.
This fragmented and complex cloud ecosystem has often required multiple security tools from different vendors, each with its own licensing requirements and costs to address various point security needs within the cloud. Enterprises have on average 75+ security tools within their arsenal that they are being asked to manage. This can be a time-consuming and expensive process, and can also make it more difficult to identify and respond to security threats.
There are a number of operational hurdles and challenges that this wide array of security infrastructure presents for companies:
Lack of proper implementation and configuration - specialized tools require specialized management and there is not enough breadth of security knowledge in most companies to implement and configure every tool to get the proper security protection and maximum value from it.
Alert fatigue - 75 tools producing 500+ cloud security alerts daily creates an operational barrier to responding to potential risk within the organization.
Inability to correlate or properly analyze alerts - unless organizations have a fully operational and configured SIEM, correlating and analyzing the alerts coming from these varied platforms to create a single pane of glass into your security posture is nearly impossible.
Lack of integration and automation across toolsets - leads to data silos, broken operational workflows, and extra DevSecOps or Security Engineering time and resources that most companies lack today.
The Solution: Deepfence's CNAPP Platform
Deepfence's CNAPP platform is designed to address these challenges by consolidating security tools and licensing costs, while also providing real-time detection and protection from cloud security threats with unparalleled responsiveness to attacks as they happen in your cloud environment.
One of the key features of our CNAPP platform is its ability to reduce alert fatigue related to cloud security alerts by up to 90%. Our platform uses advanced machine learning algorithms to prioritize and filter alerts so that security teams can focus on the most critical threats. We analyze ALL potential threats to your environment but only present to you the ones that present actual risk to your environment as opposed to the ones that are just theoretically bad. This leads to saving your DevOps and Security teams 240 business days of manual employee effort in understanding, ranking, and prioritizing how to address critical risk within your organization’s internal attack surface.
In addition, our platform is designed to consolidate security tools and licensing costs, providing organizations with significant savings. In fact, we estimate that organizations can save up to $100,000 per year by using our CNAPP platform to consolidate their security tools. Deepfence is able to cover all of your critical security needs in a single platform including scanning and risk prioritization of the internal attack surface across a number of modalities (vulnerability scanning, cloud security posture management, securing sensitive secrets and data, registry and CI/CD scanning, malicious software detection, etc). One license, no bursting or overage costs or hidden fees, no feature or user restrictions, and full enterprise support included, truly simplifying cloud security spend in essential areas.
Finally, our platform provides real-time detection and protection from cloud security threats using cutting-edge packet filtering technology based on eBPF + XDP. This technology provides real-time protection against threats before they can even reach your environment, making it much harder for attackers to penetrate your defenses. And in an event where there is a zero-day vulnerability or even a breach, Deepfence has the ability to neutralize threats in real-time, significantly decreasing the dwell time of a threat actor. This alone can save significant costs and decrease the blast radius, impact and remediation effort associated with an attack.
Benefits of Deepfence's CNAPP Platform
There are several key benefits of using Deepfence's CNAPP platform to manage security in the cloud:
Reduce Alert Fatigue: Our platform reduces alert fatigue related to cloud security alerts by up to 90%, making it easier for security teams to focus on the most critical threats.
Consolidate Security Tools: Our platform consolidates security tools and licensing costs, providing significant cost savings for organizations.
Real-time Detection and Protection: Our platform provides real-time detection and protection from cloud security threats using cutting-edge packet filtering technology based on eBPF + XDP.
Scalability and Flexibility: Our platform is highly scalable and flexible, making it easy to adapt to the changing needs of your organization.
Compliance: Our platform is designed to meet compliance requirements, and is certified to comply with various regulatory standards, such as HIPAA and PCI-DSS.
The Future of Cost-Efficient, Yet Effective, Cloud Security
In conclusion, managing security in the cloud can be a major challenge for organizations, with the need to manage multiple security tools from different vendors, each with its own licensing requirements and costs. However, with Deepfence's cloud-native application protection platform, organizations can consolidate their security tools and licensing costs, while still providing real-time detection and protection from cloud security threats.
By using Deepfence's CNAPP platform, organizations can reduce alert fatigue, save costs, and ensure real-time detection and protection from cloud security threats. In addition, our platform is highly scalable and flexible, making it easy to adapt to the changing needs of your organization.
If you're interested in learning more about Deepfence's CNAPP platform and how it can help your organization cut costs and consolidate your security tools, please schedule a demo. Don't let the complexity of managing security in the cloud get in the way of your success. Let Deepfence's CNAPP platform help you manage your security with ease and efficiency.