Organizations are turning to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in vast numbers to extend internal data centers and take advantage of the elasticity of the cloud. While AWS secures the infrastructure, AWS end-users are responsible for protecting everything residing within it. Faced with a fluid, fast-growing attack surface, organizations continue to rely on a multiplicity of disparate security technologies, platforms, and management tools to protect their AWS environments.
This fragmented, complex approach to managing security across every AWS instance means that organizations lack transparent security visibility and control. They also find themselves in a reactive security mode instead of taking a proactive approach in responding to threats. Moreover, one of the reasons end-users opt for AWS is its elasticity— the ability to quickly scale up and down cloud services based on business requirements and user demands. This elasticity means it is difficult to extend and scale security components to meet this rapid change. Learn more about why your AWS cloud environment needs advanced security.