John Grange, CTO and Co-Founder
In the wake of sophisticated cyber-attacks and data thefts, the need for safeguarding digital or cloud assets is skyrocketing. Organizations today must gain control over cloud data, applications, and infrastructure to securely and flexibly run their business. This need is much higher in the financial services and healthcare industry where it is imperative for businesses to adhere to specific compliance frameworks such as CIS and NIST. Further, cloud security has become more important during the unprecedented challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought. As many companies are adopting new remote work tools, there is a growing need to quickly spot the vulnerabilities and take necessary action. To this end, businesses have to replace legacy controls that were not designed for contemporary, API-driven, cloud infrastructure.
Serving as a cloud operation guide, OpsCompass has emerged as a leader in Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) by offering enterprise SaaS product that drives operational control, visibility, and security in and across cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, and Google Cloud. “Our software allows companies to take advantage of the main hyperscale clouds while managing cost, security, and compliance,” says John Grange, CTO and Co-Founder, OpsCompass.
OpsCompass combines visibility with intelligence to help clients better understand their cloud resources and security posture. With its simple to deploy and easy-to-use software, the company allows businesses to connect the solution to their cloud platform and check compliance scores across CIS and NIST benchmarks. The software creates a complete picture of their cloud environment by capturing a high-fidelity snapshot of entire cloud resources and all the configurations. This enables organizations to understand potential problems and fix those quickly. OpsCompass serves as a single pane of glass that allows companies to scan an entire cloud environment for vulnerabilities, risks and identify issues, instead of using multiple tools. For instance, a large health insurance company with a strong cloud presence was struggling to figure out their digital assets due to huge infrastructure and code pipeline.
Our software allows companies to take advantage of the main hyperscale clouds while managing cost, security, and compliance
They had to hire experienced and expensive resources to meet compliance requirements, write Python, and interact with cloud computing environments for scaling. OpsCompass enabled their team to identify data or assets better that might be missing in the pipeline and operate more effectively.
The company also helped a large regional bank remediate its cloud security vulnerabilities. The organization was migrating to the cloud and using tools such as Ansible and Terraform for deploying the code and infrastructure. Using OpsCompass, they identified the security vulnerabilities and patched up the security holes. This enabled them to deploy their templates more efficiently into production without worrying about security and compliance.
Another financial services institution approached OpsCompass to gain better visibility into their cloud assets. The client had scaled in the Azure environment and had various data, security, and architecture teams. The biggest challenge for this entity was to ensure seamless collaboration among these diverse teams. OpsCompass allowed everyone to self-serve and gain visibility into the cloud from their respective standpoints and other team’s perspectives as well. This enabled them to have a better understanding of their cloud environment. Additionally, for their M&A activities, using OpsCompass services, the client ran a complete assessment of all the cloud assets and associated risks from a security standpoint. As a result, they could quickly perform due diligence and make informed decisions quickly.
Backed by the prowess of many such instances of client success, OpsCompass is continually enhancing its capabilities to deliver more profound protection for cloud-native workloads. Moreover, the company is adding an update to its solution that will enable businesses to discover and visualize serverless apps online and tag them across clouds. This will allow OpsCompass to deliver security and compliance to an application or a set of services and have aggregated relationships with their clients. “Our customer-centric approach and proactive solution drives clarity and enables businesses to be more productive and efficient by spotting and remediating risky configurations at an early stage,” says Grange.