Let me drop a bomb on you: Cybersecurity is a complicated issue. Now that isn’t exactly a new concept. What is newer these days is how encompassing the cloud ecosystem is. One of the benefits to the dominance of cloud is the rise of agent-less services. Agent-less models provide an easy on-ramp to many services. Now instead of installers and system requirements, you create an account or grant permission to another service where they handle those details. Easy and simple, that is the name of the game.
Agent-less Security is an Issue
A problem arises with cybersecurity in this model. Most of what cybersecurity deals with is data: how to access it, how analyze it, how to protect it. To have an agent-less service for cybersecurity, data needs to forwarded or permission to the environment has to be granted to another party. Both of these increase the attack surface of your organization. Data can be intercepted, permission can be granted to the wrong party, or the party themselves can be compromised. Any of these scenarios put you at the mercy of the hacker group, even though you were trying to protect your environment.
What can you do about this? Agent-less has fewer requirements to setup, but puts you at a higher risk. This is where Senserva and our patented Senserva Bot can help. Our solution uses a hybrid architecture, employing principles of both approaches. Leveraging the power of Azure Lighthouse, the agent is created in your tenant. However, management of the agent is handled by our team, using state of the art best practices to keep the agent up to date. Part of those practices also enforces that the Senserva team can never see your personal data and can never touch any other part of your environment. This helps minimize the attack surface area of your organization and customers, while keeping the management to a minimum for your team.
Cybersecurity is a never-ending battle. Using an agent-less security solution opens you up to additional vulnerabilities. Time and again, we see that security vendors are becoming the point of entry rather than the organization themselves. Don’t be part of the next wave of headline hacks.