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Cloud Workload Protection (CWP)

Cloud Workload Protection (CWP)

PUBLICATION OVERVIEW

NSS Labs considers cloud workload protection (CWP) technology the best option for many organizations looking to secure workloads being moved to the cloud. This test includes data to help enterprises understand how effective CWP products are at protecting cloud-resident workloads against several common threat scenarios.

Cloud security is a radical departure from traditional security approaches. Enterprises migrating to the cloud often start with local (on-premises) virtualization and then move an entire application or parts of an application to a cloud provider infrastructure (IaaS). It is this scenario that CWP technology supports. Whether the IaaS destination is a virtual machine (VM) running in a provider environment or a container technology (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, Rkt, etc.), CWP technology provides support for and protection of commonly exploited software and machine elements. The technology has the potential to reduce an attack surface and limit the opportunity for an attacker to gain a foothold and cause further harm.