Cloud Security Tools checks the security in cloud environments, there are several tools available for free, users not necessarily have to buy expensive suites. Basic idea behind using these Cloud Security Tools is to ensure the security points on Cloud Platform. Cloud Computing does have security issues – you can read our articles like Secure Cloud Computing Guide to somewhat manage or control your privacy and increase the security. However, there is no set of existing Cloud Security Tools those can offer 100% fool proof security in cloud environments specifically in complex setups like in case of Hybrid Cloud – we mentioned about Hybrid Security for Hybrid Cloud before.
Introduction to Cloud Security Tools
The number of security and management solutions for cloud computing environments has grown almost explosively in recent months. Established IT security companies are among the providers as well as the manufacturers of the system management solutions such as BMC, Oracle, IBM and Hewlett-Packard has also joined the game. Also add the names of the suppliers of hypervisors such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix Xen or software for identity and access management (IAM) has solutions now. It is beyond this article to list all these tools. Therefore, we have compiled some free tools so that the users can use the cloud services. You can find these especially very useful when migrating applications and data within a cloud environment or to a private cloud environment.
Cloud Security Tools
Where mission-critical data is stored and the ways in which they are transported in the corporate network, programs such as MyDLP and OpenDLP comes in to work. Both are open-source programs for Data Loss Prevention (DLP). They prevent the sensitive information, in addition, these programs make the location of sensitive data kind of difficult to hack. The more comfortable to use program is MyDLP. It guides the user step by step through the installation and configuration process. On the other hand you realize OpenDLP as command line tool.
For checklists that are helping in choosing the right cloud service provider and the implementation of security in cloud environments, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has the documents are available and also they are designed for strong compliance requirements that apply in United States. Nevertheless, they can be used as the basis for security checks as part of cloud computing projects in any country.
Centrify Cloud Tools compiled a collection of programs and scripts. With them, a system administrator can access and authentication control for Linux server set up, which were placed on the platforms of the cloud service providers like Amazon EC2 or cloud management platform RightScale. Cloud Finder is a search tool that can identify an appropriate cloud service providers with the company. Intel has developed this tool. It is based on an extensive questionnaire with selection criteria by which the applicant may specify what he/she needs, for example in terms of safety features.
More marginal to do with cloud security includes the status of virtual hosts. Two vendors provide free versions of their monitoring tools : Veeam with the Veeam One Free Edition and SolarWinds with VM Monitor. Both the tools monitor the status of VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V host systems.