Author: Raj Mallempati, COO of CloudKnox
CloudKnox Security, a permissions management platform provider for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, announced it is joining the Amazon Web Services’ Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program. The AWS ISV Accelerate Program is a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. As the leading cloud permissions management platform, joining this program emphasizes CloudKnox’s continued innovation on behalf of its customers in the Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) space, while furthering the organization’s technical work with AWS.
About The CloudKnox Platform
The CloudKnox platform continuously monitors, detects, and remediates over-permissioned machine and human identities across the cloud environment. It also offers permissions on-demand (POD) controls, to enable developers to quickly get elevated permissions on a fine-grained and time-bound basis while avoiding the recurrence of permissions creep in the environment. Customers use these controls to permanently move away from the assumptions-based model of “Just-in-Case” permissioning – the practice of granting overly-broad permissions to developers in the name of productivity – to a data driven model of “Just in Time” permissioning.
CloudKnox and AWS’s Relationship
CloudKnox has a multi-dimensional integration with AWS that allows customers to realize extra benefits when using the platform in tandem with AWS’ native services. For example, integration with AWS Control Tower allows customers to automate the integration of CloudKnox with new AWS accounts that are provisioned in the environment thereby accelerating the rapid adoption of CloudKnox across the organizations’ AWS deployment. Additionally, integration with AWS Config allows customers to deploy a Config rule to automatically identify and remediate identities above a certain risk threshold. This allows customers to use CloudKnox as an automated and scalable guardrail in the AWS environment for permissions and access management.
Bridging the Permissions Gap
The Cloud Permissions Gap — the delta between granted and used permissions in an environment — is one of the most common threat vectors in cloud environments today. By deploying CloudKnox, AWS customers can accelerate their move to a Zero Trust permissions model that provides speed without sacrificing security. With the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, companies who use CloudKnox will now have in-depth visibility into all human and machine identities and their used and unused permissions. Customers who use the platform can reduce cloud security and infrastructure operating costs by up to 80%.
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