Types of Cloud Security Tools

Wagner Nascimento

Jul 24, 2022 / 4 min read

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As more organizations transition their workloads to the cloud, the topic of cloud security has become increasingly relevant. Though mastering cloud security may sound daunting, a multitude of cloud security tools exists to help keep your data safe. Understanding these types of cloud security tools can ensure you will appropriately monitor and protect your organization on the cloud.

Types of Cloud Security Tools

Various types of cloud security tools and technologies exist within the cloud to ensure straightforward and reliable data protection.

Various types of cloud security tools and technologies exist within the cloud to ensure straightforward and reliable data protection.


1. 2-Factor Authentication

With 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) cloud users can validate all logins and passwords from any geographic location using their personal devices. This extra level of protection ensures that only those approved by the organization can access cloud data. As the workforce continues to migrate to remote or hybrid models, 2FA allows for enhanced security without requiring employees to access material from specific locations or devices. 


2. Encryption

Encryption is an incredibly advantageous piece of cloud security. The encryption process transforms data into unreadable formats before transferring and storing it in the cloud. Without an encryption key, content on the cloud becomes indecipherable to attackers and, therefore, ineffective.


3. Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) ensures your organization’s data stays safe, at rest and in transit, from both internal and external threats. DLP also protects data from accidental exposure. DLP solutions provide visibility and control in SaaS and IaaS applications.


4. Privileged Access Management

The rise in contractors and remote workers means organizations don’t need to share a single workspace or account. Thus, privileged access has begun to expand its parameters. Along with 2FA, privileged access management can help validate and verify users and their activity.


5. Cloud Security Monitoring & Vulnerability Management

Cloud security monitoring solutions allow you to supervise both on-premises and virtual servers to increase visibility across the infrastructure. These services provide continuous data monitoring, integrating seamlessly with your organization’s existing services to identify threats and vulnerabilities.

Synopsys Cloud Security Tools

Synopsys is the recognized leader in software security. We offer many types of cloud security tools to help meet the above safety measures.


Software Composition Analysis

Black Duck Software Composition Analysis ensures open-source security and license compliance through multifactor open-source detection. Black Duck allows you to manage the inherent risks of using open-source applications. By detecting vulnerabilities in code development and production, Black Duck can help you avoid unexpected risks.


Dynamic Application Security Testing

Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) detects security vulnerabilities in production and reduces the risk of a data breach. DAST is flexible, scalable, and comprehensive. Our experts regularly refine testing methods as technologies evolve. After testing, we explain your results in detail and collaborate with you on a plan to effectively move forward. 


Cloud Security Maturity Plan 

Synopsys’ Cloud Security Maturity Plan (MAP) prepares a comprehensive roadmap documenting recommendations to improve cloud security strategy and aid your software security initiative (SSI). The MAP recommends top security goals and outlines strategies to meet them by evaluating your current resources. 


Cloud Architectural Risk Analysis 

Cloud Architectural Risk Analysis is an interview-driven application and cloud infrastructure assessment process. This process evaluates cloud application design and security controls to help you access their value or design new security tools. With an ever-changing security landscape, organizations must continually adapt and evaluate their risk.


Interactive Application Security Testing

Seeker Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) is an automated web security testing tool that automatically tests and evaluates vulnerabilities. With our patented active verification technology, Synopsys can verify and track sensitive data on web-based applications. IAST is more accurate than traditional dynamic testing, providing a real-time view of the top security vulnerabilities.

Synopsys, EDA, and the Cloud

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About The Author

Wagner Nascimento is vice president and chief information security officer at Synopsys. As the CISO, Wagner is responsible for developing and implementing the Information Security Program for the enterprise . Wagner has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity space, leading security efforts in other larger organizations such as VISA, Cisco, and Albertsons. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Wagner is adept in security architecture/analysis, cyber threat detection, risk management, incident response, and contingency planning. He has a B.S. in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University and an MBA (Finance, Strategic Management) from California State University, East Bay.

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