CloudCheckr cloud management platform (CMP) adds new high-security environment offering, hardened to NIST 800-53 standards, to accelerate cloud adoption among financial services, public sector, healthcare, and other regulated industries.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — June 11, 2019 — CloudCheckr, the independent cloud management platform for cloud cost optimization, security, and compliance, revealed a new way for organizations in regulated industries to take advantage of the innovations available in the public cloud. Announced at the annual AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., CloudCheckr’s new High-Security, fortified cloud environment meets the most stringent regulatory compliance frameworks.
Running in a High-Security environment brings many advantages including more than 300 rigorous controls in 17 control families from NIST 800-53. NIST 800-53 is published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which creates and promotes the standards used by federal agencies to implement the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and manage other programs designed to protect information and promote information security. The entire environment is created via automation for rigorous and reproducible results, following the Compliance as Code paradigm. For customers, this means faster approvals from an organization’s Information Security and Compliance teams. For Compliance Officers, there is less effort to audit compliance. Additionally, CloudCheckr’s High-Security environment enables multi-region disaster recovery, AI-based threat detection, and daily automated internal vulnerability scans.
For Availability and Reliability, CloudCheckr High-Security runs in two Availability Zones (two data centers) for a 15-minute Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Single faults such as database instance loss will fail over to the alternate region in just moments. In the unlikely loss of an entire Availability Zone, the CloudCheckr environment will fail over to the alternate automatically. In a Multi-Region Disaster Recovery scenario, in the event both availability zones are lost, there are backups kept in a separate and distinct region.
“Our High-Security environment is fortified to meet the most stringent regulatory compliance frameworks,” said Jeff Valentine, Chief Product Officer of CloudCheckr. “Our commercial and public sector customers look to us to ensure our software and service is secure, highly available, and scalable to meet the needs of the largest organizations.”
As federal, state, and local governments migrate workloads to the cloud as part of their IT modernization strategy, they utilize purpose-built cloud management platforms such as CloudCheckr to build confidence in public cloud migration and accelerate the adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The largest and most advanced cloud computing customers use CloudCheckr because features such as security, governance, compliance, automation, cost optimization, and billing help them utilize that infrastructure quickly and at a large scale. The addition of High-Security environments further extends this confidence.
CloudCheckr High-Security environments will be available in Q3 2019 and can be previewed at the AWS Public Sector Summit on booth 552. Organizations can also sign up for a demo at cloudcheckr.com/demo.