ObserveIT Launches CloudThreat Amazon Web Services Security Solution

BOSTON-Today, ObserveIT, the leader in user behavior monitoring, announced the launch of the company’s newest offering, ObserveIT CloudThreat for Amazon Web Services (AWS). ObserveIT CloudThreat for AWS is a free product that protects AWS hosted environments from cyber and insider threats with user behavior monitoring and analytics.

“As a mission-critical Identity as a Service provider, we must be able to detect threats before they put our customer’s data or service at risk. Adding ObserveIT CloudThreat data into Amazon’s CloudWatch enables us, through the Simeio Identity Intelligence Center, to detect threats across SaaS and On-Premise applications.”

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57 percent of enterprises and over 1 million customers utilize AWS, providing a prime target for hackers to gain access to company data and resources. Amazon provides performance and availability monitoring of Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, but the customer is responsible for securing their own data, applications and virtual machines. ObserveIT CloudThreat fills this security gap and fully integrates into Amazon’s CloudWatch, the de facto AWS monitoring solution, providing customers a single pane of glass for all cloud operations.

“Hackers gaining access to sensitive data via a company’s cloud environment is a threat left unaddressed for far too long,” said Paul Brady, CEO of ObserveIT. “CloudThreat protects data in the cloud by monitoring user behavior within a company’s cloud environment and detecting when hackers are attempting to hijack and leverage user credentials.”

ObserveIT CloudThreat for AWS is a lightweight agent that is easily deployed on any Amazon Linux AMI. All threat and user activity data is fed into Amazon CloudWatch via Web Services APIs. CloudThreat provides visibility into all administrative actions and creates detailed user activity logs of the actual commands being run. In addition, CloudThreat ensures the accountability of administrative access and tracks the original user ID throughout the session even if the user impersonates or elevates privileges.

ObserveIT also announced that Simeio Solutions and 8KMiles, both leading AWS service providers, are using ObserveIT CloudThreat.

“As a mission-critical Identity as a Service provider, we must be able to detect threats before they put our customer’s data or service at risk. Adding ObserveIT CloudThreat data into Amazon’s CloudWatch enables us, through the Simeio Identity Intelligence Center, to detect threats across SaaS and On-Premise applications.” said Simeio Solutions CEO Hemen Vimadalal.

“With the introduction of ObserveIT CloudThreat, ObserveIT has improved cloud security by proactively identifying security threats, before they turn into major security incidents, using user activity monitoring and behavioral analytics. 8KMiles is pleased to include ObserveIT in its Cloud Security framework to enhance the security posture for our customers, especially those who have stringent compliance requirements, in such markets as Biopharma, Healthcare and Financial verticals,” said Lena Kannappan, 8KMiles COO.

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