CLOUD SECURITY, AWS INFRASTRUCTURE, AWS MANAGEMENT
Prnewswire | June 02, 2023
Aquia Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in cloud and cybersecurity professional services, today announced the availability of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Security Assessment. The offering will pair automation with deep cloud security expertise to provide customers with contextualized, relevant findings from their assessment.
"Often, when an organization seeks to assess the holistic security posture of its AWS account, they receive outputs that lack the context needed to drive decision-making without placing an undue burden on their team," said Dustin Whited, director of security engineering at Aquia. "We are removing ambiguity from the process by pairing automation with industry-leading subject matter expertise to analyze outputs and provide meaningful insights into the risks and priorities most relevant to each customer."
By leveraging Aquia's AWS Cloud Security Assessment, organizations can proactively identify and address security gaps, reducing the risk of security incidents and enhancing the overall security of their AWS account.
Identifying weaknesses within your AWS account proactively and taking corrective actions before they are exploited by malicious actors.
Ensuring proper access controls, encryption mechanisms, backup strategies, and other security measures are in place to safeguard valuable information.
Reducing the risk of unauthorized access and subsequent security incidents.
Minimizing the impact of potential security breaches or incidents that may occur with an effective response plan.
Embracing continuous improvement.
For more information or to request a consultation, visit aquia.us/aws-cloud-security-assessment.
About Aquia Inc.
Securing The Digital Transformation®
Aquia Inc. is a developer-centric company passionate about the intersection of security and velocity. We maintain a strong bias towards transformational work that disrupts the status quo — delivering elegant, modern solutions to cutting-edge cybersecurity problems.
Founded by military veterans in 2021, we are a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Our team has decades of experience driving transformational change across the public sector, enterprise businesses, and top-tier technology companies.
We value trust, accountability, transparency, diversity, and continuous learning; and we've built these tenants into the DNA of our company. For more information, visit www.aquia.us.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT, AWS INFRASTRUCTURE
Prnewswire | May 31, 2023
Zesty, a pioneer in dynamic cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has partnered with skyPurple Cloud, the public cloud operations specialists for enterprises. With Zesty, skyPurple Cloud's customers have already reduced their average monthly EC2 Linux On-Demand costs by 44% on AWS.
While cloud spend continues to increase, growth has reportedly slowed as companies remain cautious during economic uncertainty. In order to reduce cloud costs, many organizations depend on developers to constantly monitor and manage EC2 resources and cloud spend manually rather than overprovision and commit to a long-term discount plan.
skyPurple Cloud empowers businesses with support solutions for public cloud implementation. As part of its tailor-made approach, skyPurple Cloud customers employ Zesty's technology to optimally scale and automate cloud operations to drive sustainable growth and cut costs. Within the first month of implementation, skyPurple Cloud customers noticed a significant increase in service quotas for Amazon EC2 instances and saved developers considerable time and money by automatically handling quota requests on customers' behalf.
"Particularly during such a challenging time for so many, skyPurple Cloud understands how crucial it is for businesses to maintain performance and reduce costs," said Maxim Melamedov, CEO and co-founder of Zesty. "Companies are no longer able to ignore overspending and settle for suboptimal rates for their cloud resources. EC2 instances quickly become very expensive to run and companies must ensure that more of their workloads are covered by discount programs that will dramatically push down this cost premium. We're thrilled that skyPurple Cloud is helping its customers to stay cost-efficient by implementing Zesty."
"skyPurple Cloud plays a key role on the path to achieve cloud optimisation in the UK market," said Lucia Meyassed, Global Partner Manager Team Lead at Zesty. "We're excited to see its customers already saving a great deal in the cloud with Zesty and look forward to enabling even more UK-based organisations to maximize their cloud savings potential."
"At skyPurple Cloud, we know the substantial value automation tools hold for companies when it comes to optimally managing cloud infrastructure and the costs that come with it," said Roy Long, founder of skyPurple Cloud. "Zesty is the gift these companies have been waiting for – delivering cost savings in just a few days and significantly decreasing monthly AWS bills."
Interested in meeting with Zesty and skyPurple at the AWS Summit in London? Find out more here!
Zesty helps organizations to be more adaptable to changing business needs by making their cloud infrastructure more dynamic. With offerings for compute, block storage, and Kubernetes, Zesty automatically scales resources to meet application demands in real-time. This helps DevOps teams to slash cloud costs, maintain perfect app performance, minimize the hassle of managing infra, and fully realize the true flexibility of the cloud.
Founded in 2019, Zesty was built with the vision of making the cloud more affordable and accessible. With three offices in San Mateo, Tel Aviv, and Kiev, Zesty is supporting thousands of organizations to get maximum value out of their cloud infrastructure.
About skyPurple Cloud
skyPurple Cloud provides bespoke cloud solutions to overcome challenges in customer public cloud implementations, helping to secure, optimize, and automate cloud operations, whilst driving sustainable growth. Having cloud experts adept at handling intricate cloud architectures, including those involving machine learning and serverless technologies, the team at skyPurple Cloud is proficient in cloud security posture management, cost optimization, mature FinOps practices, and automated deployment tools.
Founded in 2017 by veteran IT infrastructure experts from within the pharmaceutical industry, the company appreciates the data security requirements for customer SPII, the many pitfalls of meeting compliance regulations and the pressure to provide cost effective cloud solutions.
skyPurple Cloud is dedicated to customer success and stands by its commitment to deliver exceptional service in the cloud.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD SECURITY, CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MODELS
Globenewswire | June 06, 2023
Wiz, the leading cloud security platform, today announced the public preview for the Wiz Runtime Sensor, which helps organizations further protect cloud workloads by detecting and responding to potential threats in real-time. The Runtime Sensor deepens the value of Wiz’s top-ranked Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) by eliminating blind spots and siloes to provide better visibility, risk assessment and protection.
To best secure cloud environments, security teams need to both proactively remove exploitable attack paths into their cloud and have a last line of defense in the event of an incident. By extending its platform with the Wiz Runtime Sensor, Wiz gives organizations a way to do this without having to rely on multiple, fragmented tools. Furthermore, organizations that rely exclusively on an agent-based workload protection approach leave as many as 80% of workloads unprotected with undiscovered vulnerabilities and attack paths, according to Wiz research1. The new Runtime Sensor extends Wiz’s existing agentless visibility with agent-based real-time detection, for the best of both worlds.
"We promised the board world-class Cloud Security Posture Management and real time threat detections,” said Joel Bork, CISO at DoubleVerify. “Between what Wiz already brought to the table with agentless visibility, risk assessment and the rollout of the new Sensor, Wiz exceeds that promise and delivers additional forensics features as well. After months of robust review, it is by far the best offering on the market and enables us to drive our hybrid and multi-cloud security strategy from a single platform."
“Wiz enables us to combine the reactive and proactive aspects of cloud security in a single source of truth,” said Joel Cardella, Director, Cybersecurity Engineering at Dexcom. “We rely on the visibility that Wiz provides to surface the unknowns and provide actionable signals from noise. With the Wiz Runtime Sensor, we are adding active, real-time telemetry that gives my team intelligent insight to drive better actions. Dexcom has a strategic goal of pushing hard and fast to scale our business. By leveraging Wiz, we can support and accelerate our cloud transformation without doubling the security team. My team is more efficient and able to focus on strategic work. Wiz simplifies our security challenges and will allow us to more than double our cloud environment over the coming years without scaling complexity.”
The Wiz Runtime Sensor is a lightweight eBPF-based agent that can be deployed within Kubernetes clusters. It provides real-time visibility into cloud-native environments, full detection and threat mapping, enhanced remediation and prioritization, and helps organizations chase down the threats that matter to minimize disruptions to the business. Key benefits include:
Real-time monitoring and detection of threats and malicious behavior: Wiz detects known and unknown threats including remote code execution, malware, cryptomining and other forms of resource theft, lateral movement or worms, rootkits seeking persistence or privilege escalation and container escape.
Full end-to-end visibility into attacks for faster, more efficient response: Wiz extends its Cloud Detection & Response capabilities by correlating threats across real-time signals, cloud activit, and audit logs in a unified, contextual view to uncover attacker movement within a cloud environment so cloud defenders can rapidly respond to limit the impact of a potential incident.
Extended attack path analysis for better risk prioritization: Enriches Wiz’s agentless vulnerability assessment using runtime workload signals to identify vulnerabilities affecting active packages that are being used by the workload, so security teams can focus remediation efforts on vulnerable active packages.
Out-of-the-box detections to ensure readiness for the latest attacks: The Wiz Threat Research team constantly adds coverage for the latest cloud and Kubernetes attacks seen in the wild. The Wiz detection engine is updated with heuristics-based rulesets that provide transparent and consistent detections, including complex detections that require correlation across cloud layers.
“Today’s launch is instrumental in our quest to simplify cloud security” said Yinon Costica, Co-Founder and VP Product, Wiz. “The Wiz Runtime Sensor expands Wiz to a ‘defense in depth’ approach, which spans prevention to real-time detection and response. We are committed to continue to innovate our CNAPP so that it supports customers across their cloud security journey, particularly as they look to consolidate and optimize value from technology investments."
Read our blog to learn more about the Wiz Runtime Sensor.
Wiz secures everything organizations build and run in the cloud. Founded in 2020, Wiz is the fastest-growing software company in the world, scaling from $1M to $100M ARR in 18 months. Wiz enables hundreds of organizations worldwide, including 35 percent of the Fortune 100, to rapidly identify and remove critical risks in cloud environments. Its customers include Salesforce, Slack, Mars, BMW, Avery Dennison, Priceline, Cushman & Wakefield, DocuSign, Plaid, and Agoda, among others. Wiz is backed by Sequoia, Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Salesforce, Blackstone, Advent, Greenoaks, Lightspeed and Aglaé. Visit https://www.wiz.io/ for more information.