Security & Compliance for Microsoft Azure

RedLock is proud to be a Microsoft One Commercial Partner to enable deeper visibility into Microsoft Azure security and compliance risks

Microsoft One Commercial Partner

With RedLock, organizations can ensure compliance, govern security, and enable security operations across Microsoft Azure environments.

RedLock - AWS Security Guard Duty compliance assurance

Monitor, auto-remediate, and report on compliance using out-of-the-box policies for standards such as CIS, NIST, SOC 2, PCI, and HIPAA.

RedLock - AWS Security Guard Duty security governance

Enable DevSecOps by establishing policy guardrails to rapidly detect, alert and remediate risks across resource configurations, network architecture, and user activities.

RedLock - AWS Security Guard Duty SOC Enablement

Prioritize vulnerabilities, detect threats, investigate current or past incidents, and auto-remediate issues across your entire cloud computing environment.

Security & Compliance is a Shared Responsibility

Cloud Security Shared Responsibility Model

The security of public cloud infrastructure is a shared responsibility between Microsoft and the organization. Microsoft is responsible for protecting the physical infrastructure, such as hubs, switches, and routers. Organizations are responsible for monitoring resource configurations, user activities, network traffic, and host vulnerabilities. For organizations, the dynamic nature of the cloud makes this challenging.

Resource Configurations

While the cloud enables agility by allowing users to create, modify, and retire resources on-demand, this often occurs without any security oversight. RedLock provides hundreds of out-of-the-box policies for common security and compliance standards such as CIS, NIST, SOC 2, PCI, and HIPAA to monitor Azure environments. You can rest assured that any misconfigurations of cloud resources such as Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Virtual Network will be immediately detected and remediated.

resource configuration monitoring

User Activities

In cloud environments, multiple users have privileged access which enables productivity but creates greater risk of exposure. It is imperative to monitor users across your entire Azure environment for anomalous activities. Unfortunately, the distributed nature of the cloud consisting of multiple accounts, regions and zones makes this difficult. RedLock consumes audit logs from across your entire Azure environment, enabling you to detect account compromises and insider threats.

user monitoring

Network Traffic

The absence of a physical network boundary to the internet increases the attack surface in the cloud by orders of magnitude. Monitoring network traffic is necessary for detecting nefarious activity such as cryptojacking. However, traditional tools create security blind spots since they cannot be deployed for monitoring traffic to API-driven services. RedLock ingests Network Security Group (NSG) flow logs from Azure Network Watcher to surface, investigate, and respond to threats in your Azure environment.

network intrusion detection

Host Vulnerabilities

As is the case in on-premise environments, unpatched hosts in cloud computing environments are also vulnerable to attack. Relying on standalone vulnerability management investments is ineffective. These tools perform periodic scans of an environment to identify hosts with missing patches based on IP address. However, cloud environments are constantly changing and IP addresses are elastic, which makes the results unreliable. RedLock integrates with external vulnerability services to continuously scan your environment for unpatched hosts, especially those exposed to the internet.

Host Vulnerability Detection

Embracing and Extending Native Azure Security

RedLock | Google Cloud Technology Partner

Microsoft Azure provides a number of native security capabilities in Azure Security Center. While organizations can address each responsibility in the shared security model as an individual problem, comprehensive cloud context is necessary to be effective. For example, organizations that are simply monitoring their Azure environments for risky configurations will receive an alert if an open firewall rule is created. Unfortunately, the severity of the threat is hard to determine based on this data point alone. Alerts without context make it hard to triage issues in a timely manner and ultimately lead to alert fatigue.

A more meaningful alert would be if the open firewall rule is determined to be associated with an unpatched MongoDB resource that is receiving traffic from a suspicious IP address. Such an alert would require correlation of configuration, network traffic, host vulnerability, and threat intelligence data. In order to achieve this, organizations would have to build a solution that stitches together disparate data sets and applies AI to produce context. This exercise becomes more infinitely complex for organizations with multiple cloud accounts across multiple regions.

The RedLock Cloud 360 platform embraces and extends native Azure security capabilities by using AI to correlate disparate data sets from your environment. Specifically, it correlates resource configurations, user activities, network traffic, and host vulnerabilities/activities with third party threat intelligence sources to produce the necessary context. This provides you with actionable alerts and enables you to prioritize response based on the severity of issue.

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Cloud Security Trends Report - February 2018

Research suggests that cryptojacking will become a serious issue in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud environments and the primary attack vector will be compromised account credentials. Read the report to learn about other key issues in public cloud computing and get 11 tips for your “PreCrime” unite to combat tomorrow’s cybercrime.

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