October 19, 2018

DisruptOps to boost cloud computing security with guardrails

The move seeks to supplement intelligent secure defaults that are present for AWS services as a part of DisruptOps’ cloud management platform.

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SaaS company DisruptOps are all set to boost their cloud computing security prowess with guardrails- a way to set up automated backups and prevent unintended disclosure of information through publicly accessible Amazon S3 storage buckets. With this approach, DisruptOps aims to supplement intelligent secure defaults that are present for AWS services, as a part of their cloud management platform.

According to DisruptOps, a new model cloud security model had to be built so as to address cyber risk issues faced by enterprises deploying AWS. They say that in order to boost this approach, they have raised USD 2.5 million in a seed round of investment led by Rally Ventures.

By adopting the guardrails approach, DisruptOps claim that they will strictly monitor the AWS environment to keep things in order. They also say that enterprises won’t have to run scanners in their cloud environments to detect anomalies but can make use of the APIs that cloud providers already have, to determine the configuration.

Speaking about the move, Rich Mogull, co-founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOps, commented:

Why we call these guardrails and not blockers is because the objective is to try to reduce the risk without breaking something. What we lock down are the known corporate IP address ranges that are pre-approved.

That’s really not as much of a risk at that point because it’s not exposed to the internet anymore and perhaps that person can still get their job done.

DisruptOps claim that security services in the cloud start faltering when enterprises scale up their requirements. But with guardrails tactic, they believe that the fear of ‘dwindling application performance standards’ can be taken care of.

Mogull continued:

The problem is that once you start doing anything at scale in an enterprise environment, that’s just not going to last. That’s where I think there’s room for tools like the ones we’re building.

Noted professionals in the cloud security space opine that the cloud computing security industry is drawing a lot of investment of late. This move is reminiscent of Kindite receiving a USD 4 million seed funding last week.

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