Cloud-native, multi-cloud, and distributed environments and containerized, microservice-dependent applications rely on more interactions and interdependencies than ever before. One application could require hundreds of services to communicate flawlessly through a zero-trust environment.
Cloud use is becoming ubiquitous with cloud-native applications, cloud-based APIs, and multi- and hybrid-cloud environments. Tapping into these modern technologies provides flexibility, cost control, and a competitive edge to organizations, but with additional security risks. Cloud architecture can make observability more challenging. In this scenario, Cloud Security Monitoring is crucial to ensure that all virtual and physical environments are continuously supervised and analyzed for security threats and vulnerabilities.
DevOps teams use observability tools to help them debug applications, uncover root causes of system issues, or follow resource activity to determine malicious security behaviors. In a distributed, cloud-native, or hybrid environment, modern observability meets the need to manage multiple states through telemetry sources known as the three pillars of observability—logs, metrics, and traces.