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    Removing the Fog from Cloud Compliance

    “When I was told our company needs to ensure we’re cloud compliant, I was scratching my head, unsure where to begin.”

    Does that quote sound familiar? 

    A risk analyst at a company already benefiting from the Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform wasn’t sure where to  reduce risks in the foreboding fog of the cloud.

    Inundated by the more than 140 CIS benchmarks — spanning across seven core technology categories — the risk analyst looked for a streamlined solution to reduce the complexity of numerous cybersecurity requirements, help mitigate breaches in the cloud, and make it a snap for her company to pass compliance reviews.

    After a demonstration of the new Axonius Cloud Compliance add-on, the risk analyst and her GRC team enthusiastically responded, “This solves one of the main pain points in the team!”

    Cloud Asset Compliance uses cloud configuration and asset data from cloud  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers and compares those implementations against industry benchmarks and frameworks. These standards contain consensus best practices that can help safeguard systems against today’s evolving cyber threats, and are important for evaluating an organization’s cloud security posture. 

    Challenges to Compliance

    The common challenges of being compliant with cloud benchmarks include:

    • Visibility to all cloud resources for multiple cloud (multi-cloud) environments
    • Clarity of the security state of all cloud environments
    • Customization of benchmarks to be relevant to an organization's policies
    • Creation of a prioritized work plan for security, operations, GRC, and risk teams
    • Investigation of cloud resource changes over time that cause risk
    • Mitigation of risk stemming from misconfigurations and policy drift

    Streamlining Solutions to Complexity

    A concise dashboard at your fingertips

    By simply connecting to your cloud environments via API connections, the Axonius Cloud Compliance Dashboard displays information about AWS, Azure, Google, and Oracle Cloud, depending on the cloud environment deployed in your organization.

    A clear and comprehensive dashboard provides the information you need in a real-time, visually appealing manner, allowing you to make the decisions necessary for compliance purposes.

    Easy-to-read charts contain precise information on your CIS benchmark score, your score over time, which controls you should prioritize based on criticality, and more.

    Cloud Compliance Dashboard 

    From Exploration to Remediation

    Dig deeper to remediate failed controls by clicking on chart data, and see which assets on your cyber asset inventory are non-compliant.

    Failed and passed controls screen on AWS environment

    Non-compliant assets on AWS environment

    You can investigate any issues that cause an asset to be non-compliant, see the required steps to mitigate the gap, and eventually create an automated task with the Enforcement Center that helps you to remediate the risk.

     Investigating the security groups in the non-compliant asset

    Axonius spotlights visibility to your assets on a single platform, easing the process of identifying enterprise and cyber risk, including risks that are compliance based, making it easier to reduce the likelihood of critical security breaches.

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