Logicworks Launches Cloud Patrol Security Tool on AWS
Logicworks has launched Cloud Patrol to manage security policies on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud.
The official AWS partner and member of the AWS Managed Services Program said the new solution applies DevOps tooling, with engineering support, to help developers and users consistently create and enforce security policies throughout enterprise AWS environments.
"Developed to help enterprise compliance and security teams protect deployments from human error, inconsistent configurations and common vulnerabilities, Cloud Patrol has helped enterprises reduce the risk and improve the efficiency of cloud security teams," the company said in a statement last week.
Two components make up Cloud Patrol: an Automation Framework and a set of automated tests, or scanners.
"The Automation Framework defines the tools and processes common to all environments in a client environment, so that security rules, network foundations and access policies are easily replicated and centrally managed," Logicworks said. The tests, meanwhile, proactively run custom scripts that continually monitor AWS environments to find errors or security risks, flagging them before they cause problems.
"Cloud Patrol is not a static piece of software," says a blog post. "It is a service whereby we strategically help you develop standard configurations, write those configurations into templates and custom scripts, and then enforce those configurations with both scripts and engineers."
"We were hearing from our customers that automation and DevOps are a big part of future security plans, and they want to rely on native-AWS tooling to turn those plans into reality," chimed in AWS exec Terry Wise. "As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the APN, Logicworks is in a strong position to take this feedback and develop a product on AWS that helps enterprises to become more agile while also increasing their overall security posture."
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.