ESP @ Work: Cloud Security enables “Convenience on Demand”

“The breadth and depth of the security controls out of the box was great, but the real advantage for us was the ability to develop our own custom signatures and run them through the platform. That kind of flexibility has allowed us to do more in the cloud full stop.”- Information Security Engineer at a Global Retailer.

Global Retailer leverages Evident Security Platform (ESP®) to harden their environment and protect customer data.

Overview

The Security and DevOps teams worked closely with Evident.io to define requirements for custom security controls and integrations, giving them confidence to expand deployment to the cloud.

Customer Profile

American coffee company and coffeehouse chain with distribution and retail locations globally as well a pioneering eCommerce application.

Problem

The global retailer’s number one objective is improving customer experience. Providing customers with “convenience on demand” globally is a primary driver for expanding their footprint in the cloud. The company is leveraging the cloud to extend and improve their customer application internationally so that customers can use it at any of their retail locations around the world.

Solution

As they move away from regional application deployment to developing an international customer product, they need to ensure full visibility into all AWS services and regions that support their global application. To address these challenges, they are using Evident Security Platform (ESP®) to harden their environment and protect customer data, and to ensure PCI compliance.

Results

By consuming all of Amazon’s APIs, ESP enables the their security team to actively manage their cloud security risk by minimizing the attack surface across their cloud environment, and by improving their overall security posture from a single dashboard. With ESP’s agentless, non-invasive approach, the global retailer’s information security team now has a single, aggregated view into of all vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that exist in their AWS accounts and regions, even as new regions appear.

The ability to create custom security controls within ESP has enabled the company’s SecOps team to have even more visibility and control over their entire AWS implementation. With ESP, the team can now run automated checks on their organization’s’ defined best practices as well as automate the flow for alerts, ticketing, and remediation. At the same time, ESP’s native integrations with the DevOps teams’ tools have enabled them to decrease the number of misconfigurations in their cloud without slowing down their continuous deployment processes.

The global retailer considers itself to be a ‘cloud-first’ organization and they have confidence in the Evident Security Platform (ESP) to enable automation and compliance efficiencies across their business. The success of ESP has opened the doors to their expansion and migration to AWS globally.

Learn More

To find out more about how our technology can empower you to solve this problem visit our website. ESP provides a single pane of glass view of all of your AWS accounts, regions and services in one easy to customize dashboard. It is an innovative solution that detects and uncovers vulnerabilities in your cloud environment and then alerts security teams of configuration changes and policy violation, and can then provide a path to remediation.

You can try ESP free for 14 days  and start securing your cloud infrastructure within minutes. You can use the tool on your own, just signup and get started — or we can help you along the way. It’s your choice.

About this ESP @ Work Blog Series

ESP @ Work provides insight into real customer implementations. These snapshots describe how Evident Security Platform (ESP) helps our customers maintain and benefit from continuous security and compliance in the cloud. All ESP @ Work posts are anonymous because we respect that our customers are not always able to publicly share their success.

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