The inherent complexity of cloud-native environments makes it harder to monitor them, potentially opening up security vulnerabilities. These environments have their own challenges and unique security demands. The unique characteristics of cloud-native applications make them impossible to secure without a complex set of overlapping tools spanning development and production.
Understanding and addressing the real risk of cloud-native applications requires advanced analytics—combining siloed views of application risk, open source component risk, cloud infrastructure risk, and runtime workload risk. Gartner® research on “Innovation Insight for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms” states: “Optimal security of cloud-native applications requires an integrated approach that starts in development and extends to runtime protection. SRM leaders should evaluate emerging cloud-native application protection platforms that provide a complete life cycle approach for security.”
This Gartner® report provides critical insights into the key solution required to secure a cloud-native environment and how CNAPP can address end-to-end cloud-native security requirements across organization workloads with a broad set of capabilities.
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