CLOUDCYBER SECURITY

Sophos Cloud Optix to provide cloud security vulnerabilities to Amazon Web Services Customers


Sophos today announced the availability of Sophos Cloud Optix on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. As a new agentless software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Cloud Optix automatically discovers cloud assets, detects cloud security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, and provides threat response for AWS customers.

Recognized as a channel-first, channel-best leader in providing innovative solutions like Cloud Optix, Sophos has also been named AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner of the Year. It tops the list of APN partners for its dedication to helping AWS customers build, market and grow successful cloud businesses.

Sophos research shows that cybercriminals are relentlessly trying to attack cloud servers, using automation to scan for weaknesses like open cloud buckets, and launching attacks within minutes of assets going live in the cloud,” said Dan Schiappa, chief product officer, Sophos. “Organizations are at risk of a security breach if they can’t see and properly secure what they’re putting into the cloud. Cloud Optix continuously monitors cloud assets, configurations and network traffic patterns to prevent provisioning of vulnerable infrastructure.”

More than 200,000 active AWS Marketplace customers can now easily access and set up Cloud Optix on a per-host, per-hour basis for flexible scaling, with no minimum term contract. Automatically discovering cloud assets in minutes, Cloud Optix provides a full topology view of cloud infrastructure, leverages artificial intelligence to highlight and mitigate threat exposure, and integrates with native AWS APIs. It provides teams with a single view of security posture across multiple cloud environments, including AWS, and enables organizations to accurately visualize and secure cloud infrastructure continuously, and confidently.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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