CISOs: Say YES to the Cloud!

The challenges facing today’s CISOs have never been greater.

As the executive responsible for protecting critical enterprise assets, you now face more sophisticated cybersecurity threats from inside and outside your organization—across a broader, more complex IT environment than ever before.

Many breaches are perpetrated by insiders, or those impersonating insiders. Sometimes this is by accident, sometimes maliciously. Bad actors or nation-states can also present credentials that make them appear to be insiders.

Throw cloud computing into the equation and that makes things much more complicated. Your line businesses want to move to the cloud, but you understand the risks to your data security in the cloud.

The nature of cloud deployments exposes enterprises to potential hacking and unauthorized incursions by individuals beyond your company’s control. Employees and contractors of the IT cloud platform provider, as well as third parties who work with that provider, have authorized access to your data, network, and applications. In 2017, a data breach at Equifax resulted in the exposure of sensitive personal information of nearly 150 million customers. The blame: one employee failed to properly patch a server.

Prevention, Not Detection

Until now, cybersecurity solutions focused on detecting hacking and incursions, but detection is incomplete and not timely. Attackers can still exploit zero-day vulnerability to gain access and evade software defenses. Insiders with an elevated level of access can delete detection logs, and bypass software security mechanisms. Systems administrators—or programs with access to host memory—can circumvent security audits and access data at rest.

Now you can say YES to the cloud, without reservation. Now there’s a way to prevent threats—changing the focus from chasing malicious acts that have already occurred to maintaining secure resources and networks. Protecting data and applications is not sufficient. Memory and networks need to be protected as well.

High-Level Hardware Security…without Custom Hardware

Secure enclaves leverage CPU-level security features to deliver hardware-level encryption. Applications and data residing in these encrypted enclaves are rendered useless, even in cases when the host is completely compromised and the encrypted data is in hand. Enclaves can provide similar hardware protection for storage and network data—including that stored in clouds—for full stack security coverage of data, networks, and application.

 

Secure Enclaves Protect Against More Risks than Alternatives

Your job is to protect your enterprise against risks. Secure Enclaves protect enterprises by preventing a wide range of data security risks, while also reducing the need for a patchwork of overlapping security products.

 

Secure Enclaves Prevent Critical Threats

Simple and Enterprise-Ready

Anjuna Enterprise Enclaves enable applications to be securely deployed anywhere enclave-based hardware is supported. This includes all clouds—private, public and hybrid—as well as containers, virtual machines, and bare-metal servers. With Anjuna, enterprises can execute anywhere—on premises or in the cloud—and still maintain secure control.

Anjuna’s made the move to secure enclaves fast and simple. No recoding or recompilation of applications is required, and there’s no need to use an SDK. Within just a few minutes, a secure enclave is established—without changes to applications or operations. Workloads can be executed across any enclave platform without modification.

Anjuna supports Intel and AMD platforms today and will shortly add support for Amazon Nitro Enclaves. Anjuna Enterprise Enclaves run on Microsoft’s Azure confidential computing, with Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), and integrated with Azure Key-Vault.

Anjuna Enterprise Enclaves support high availability and disaster recovery scenarios. Anjuna also offer options to protect security and business continuity by integrating with existing key management solutions.

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“Anjuna Secure Enclaves enable financial institutions to move to the cloud safely, securing applications and data while keeping IT in complete control, and eliminating the concern about unauthorized third party access.”

Dan Pettrozo

Former CIO, Top 10 Financial Institution