Public Cloud Compliance Engine

public cloud compliance rule builderAutomated Compliance And Governance With One-Click Simplicity

Traditionally, compliance teams have relied on a manual data aggregation and testing to assess IT compliance posture. This process of tracking compliance status and resolving issues is slow and laborious.

In this age of heightened security risks, businesses are getting rid of periodic security audits and instead introducing continuous compliance traffic and enforcement. The tools and controls that worked well for security and compliance in the datacentre fail in the public cloud environments that demand agility and efficiency. It is no wonder that as organisations move critical workloads to the public cloud, compliance and governance remain a leading concern.

Managing compliance in public cloud environments requires a new breed of network and server security tools that combine automation with continuous monitoring and enforcement.

Key Features

The compliance engine provided by activereach for your cloud platform delivers end-to-end compliance management with automated data aggregation and in-place remediation for public cloud environments. This simplifies the compliance process and cuts the time to compliance by up to 80%.

  • Automated data aggregation for faster compliance audits and security assessments
  • Support for CFT verification prior to deployment
  • Compliance suites for standards such as PCI DSS and CIS Benchmark
  • Over 500 industry best practices guidelines
  • Printable status and compliance history reports
  • Indefinite audit log retention, even after instances have been removed
  • Create and enforce custom rules and specify policies unique to your business
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The business user can use the dashboard summary view for compliance status, including how many tests have passed or failed.

How the Cloud Compliance Engine Can be Used

Remediate in Place – Find it, Fix it, Stay Fixed

Review security posture in real-time to discover any vulnerabilities, detect any incidents, compromised workloads, open ports or misconfigurations and take the necessary actions to rapidly mitigate risk through remediation, all visible from a single platform. No more patchwork of tools needed for monitoring, remediation or enforcement, thus bringing agility to the compliance lifecycle.

Faster Time to Compliance Across Public Cloud Environments

Automated aggregation of environmental data required to assess security status and compliance provides instant visibility into the compliance status across multiple accounts, VPCs and clouds. Built-in test suites allow you to quickly meet regulatory compliance standards such as PCI DSS. A compliance engine extends organizations the ability to test the security and compliance posture of their CloudFormation template (CFT) early
in the DevSecOps process prior to deployment in live environments, accelerating the CI/CD pipeline and delivering a faster time-to-market.

Assessment Reports for Security Posture Status

Printable assessment reports that capture comprehensive logs of security status, compliance test results, system events, and alerts and notifications, enable internal socialization and better project management. Reports can be customized with an advanced search against security policy rules with the use of filtering, sorting and grouping, results can be shown for multiple fields. This reporting makes it easy to prove what the security posture was for any server active at any point in time across business units, VPCs and cloud accounts. Keep audit logs indefinitely, even after instances have come and gone.

Governance Specification Language

Governance Specification Language (GSL) creates simple yet expressive easy-to-understand policies. Unlike other systems that require writing code to define custom rules, GSL allows administrators to create new rules that are written in common language. A rule that would take over a hundred lines of code now requires less than a hundred characters when specified with GSL. This equates to fewer errors in translating IT governance requirements to policy definitions.

Why activereach for public cloud compliance?

activereach supplies comprehensive compliance and governance management that provides monitoring, remediation and enforcement. The DevSecOps are agile for faster time-to-market, and it includes extensive automation designed to accelerate the compliance lifecycle.

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