Cloud-native applications are becoming increasingly popular due to their scalability, availability, and agility. However, these benefits also come with new security challenges that need to be addressed. This is where cloud-native application protection comes into play.
A cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) refers to the practices, technologies, and tools used to secure cloud-native applications throughout their lifecycle. These include access control, identity and access management, encryption, and monitoring.
Access control involves defining and enforcing policies that govern who can access a cloud-native application. Identity and access management involves managing user identities, authentication, authorization, and access to resources. Encryption protects sensitive data in transit and at rest. Monitoring involves collecting and analyzing data about the application’s performance, usage, and security.