BOSTON, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaultive, an innovator in cloud data security, today announced a new set of cloud security and governance capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Vaultive Cloud Security Platform now applies advanced privileged account management protections and a rich set of activity auditing capabilities to the AWS administration console, giving IT teams fine-grained control over their infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) resources.
"AWS allows IT teams to be more nimble and responsive to business needs than ever, but the dynamic nature of cloud infrastructure makes it challenging for security practices to keep pace," said Ben Matzkel, founder and chief technology officer at Vaultive. "The Vaultive platform addresses this challenge by extending well-established best practices like privileged account management and activity auditing to IaaS environments like AWS in a highly flexible way."
From startups born and operating solely in AWS to larger businesses managing hybrid on-premises and cloud environments, many organizations are seeing IaaS resource usage multiply without sound security and governance protections in place. In these situations, individual system administrators can quickly amass tremendous power that can cause both unplanned downtime and introduce new areas of security exposure, either unintentionally or as a result of compromised credentials.
The Vaultive Cloud Security Platform delivers enhanced AWS security capabilities that allow user privileges to be governed and audited at a transactional level. Through a powerful set of customizable, application-specific triggers, as well as other supporting data points like user identity, geolocation, and device attributes, the Vaultive platform can take a variety of real-time security responses, including:
- Limiting the number of virtual instances launched or user actions within an instance
- Requiring business justification for transactions that may significantly increase spending or be deemed highly sensitive
- Enforcing an additional level of supervisor approval for specific transactions
- Interfacing with third-party identity and access management systems to re-authenticate users or step up to two-factor authentication for certain sensitive activities
- Applying granular access controls at the transaction level when high-risk behaviors are initiated or detected
- Guiding users with informational messages when they are performing potentially non-compliant actions
- Creating a detailed and highly customizable audit trail of AWS administrator activities, including both actions performed and business justification information entered by users
These capabilities are delivered through a highly flexible cloud security platform that can also apply shared policies between AWS and others IaaS platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and custom web applications. This gives organizations a unified and future-proof approach to cloud security that also avoids lock-in with any one cloud service provider.
"While AWS provides many useful native security controls, it's becoming more common for organizations to operate in a hybrid model that spans multiple IaaS vendors," said Matzkel. "In addition to providing a higher level of protection, the Vaultive platform also decouples the security model from AWS, avoiding vendor lock-in and giving organizations the flexibility to protect all of their cloud-based infrastructure in an effective and consistent way."
The Vaultive Cloud Security Platform with protection for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available immediately through Vaultive's sales channels. Organizations interested in learning more can request a demo at Vaultive.com.
Vaultive addresses the most pressing security issues that prevent enterprises from adopting cloud services, including data security, regulatory compliance, international data privacy laws, and government data access concerns. The Vaultive Cloud Security Platform puts powerful policy, data encryption, and auditing capabilities directly in the hands of the IT team while preserving a seamless and responsive cloud application experience for users. Its flexible and highly scalable architecture helps IT teams apply a unified set of cloud security controls and best practices across all of their cloud applications. Vaultive is headquartered in Boston with research and development in Tel Aviv. For more information, visit: www.vaultive.com.
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