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The Security Standard for Cloud and Hybrid IT

The cloud security industry needed a standard, so Armor, stepped up and delivered.  
 
Armor’s approach is based on six key components that result in  the highest level of security and compliance for vital cloud and hybrid workloads.   
 
It draws a clear line between true cloud security, built and managed to withstand the constant onslaught of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks and alternatives that are satisfied with simply checking off boxes.  
 
Learn what it means to Armor your cloud and why securing your workloads and applications with anything less puts you at risk. 

ARMOR'S APPROACH

Armor’s services are the sum of six distinct and mandatory elements that security providers must fulfill to be the most successful in preventing data breaches. These elements encompass every aspect of a successful cloud security program, from the talented humans in our SOC monitoring for threats to the best-of-breed technology providing real-time analysis and control in the cloud. 

The elements of our approach include: 

  • Experience in Cloud and Security 
  • Managed Security
  • Proactive Threat Management 
  • Best-of-Breed Technologies 
  • Integrated and Automated Processes
  • Outcome-Driven and Transparent Services

These are elements only Armor is built to deliver. Read below for an in-depth overview of each element that allows us to deliver uncompromised cloud security and why all six are essential for organizations in the cloud.  

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EXPERIENCE IN CLOUD AND SECURITY

PREVENTING DATA BREACHES TAKES KNOWING HOW TO MAXIMIZE BOTH

It’s not one or the other; to effectively protect against cyber threats in cloud and hybrid environments, you must be deeply experienced in both cloud and security. At Armor, we’ve honed this dual-expertise over the past decade by building and maintaining our own secure cloud infrastructure and defending it with the best security professionals and processes.  

By cutting our teeth in our own secure environment, we could extend that same level of security and control to other cloud environments – including hybrid and public clouds. 

  • Industry-shaping cloud security: Founded in 2009, we pioneered secure cloud hosting for regulated and sensitive data 
  • Depth of experience: 1,200 customers in 42 countries trust us to secure their critical data on a variety of clouds 
  • Compliance expertise: Our solutions were purpose-built to meet the requirements of compliance standards such as HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, PCI DSS and GDPR.  

We were the first to effectively combine security and cloud best practices, giving us a level of insight and proficiency in security that no other cloud company can match.  

And, when you consider just how long we’ve been defending cloud data with purpose-built solutions as well as the immense depth of our security talent, we don’t expect them to catch up.   

MANAGED SECURITY

PROACTIVE CLOUD DEFENSE DRIVEN BY TALENTED, PROVEN SECURITY BADASSES

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Even in a marketplace flooded with self-service tools, the human element matters – especially when it comes to security and compliance in the cloud.  

However, getting the right talent in place to help manage your cloud security is an investment in time and capital that few are built to support. 

This is where Armor’s approach stands apart: providing 24/7/365 support and expertise from the industry’s deepest bench of proven, security talent. These cyber security badasses perfected their skills before joining Armor – giving them a level of proficiency that can’t be taught, it has to be earned. This truly differentiates them in a crowded field of so called “experts.” 

  • Virtual CISO: Extend your cloud security roster with Armor’s proven security talent. We provide the expertise (from our security analysts up to our own CISO) to provide hands-on support and guidance. 
  • Certifiable cyber security badasses: The individuals in our Threat Resistance Unit and Security Operations Center (SOC) have a combined 60 cyber security certifications. 
  • Proven cloud security results: Our SOC managed more than 4,800 security incidents and analyzed more than 771 billion logs last year. 

Everyone, from the threat analysts in our Security Operations Center all the way up to our CISO, becomes an extension of your security team – actively reducing your burden of security and compliance in the cloud.  

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PROACTIVE THREAT MANAGEMENT

KNOWING THEIR NEXT MOVE BEFORE THEY DO

An effective cyber security provider doesn’t just wait for threat actors to strike – it proactively analyzes their tactics and predicts their next move.

To keep us ahead, our Threat Resistance Unit actively aggregates data from 120-160 global sources and Dark Web monitoring – keeping us a step ahead of emerging threats. And the list of threat feeds is constantly adjusted based on efficacy and reliability of data. We leverage this rich intelligence to bolster our clients’ defenses against threats before they even make the news cycle.

  • Shellshock: ~14K attacks prevented in the first 24 hours thanks to advanced notification of Shellshock’s release.
  • WannaCry: Detected and defended against the WannaCry ransomware two months before its release. View our response package.

This is confidence we can back up, and a level of proficiency that we know frustrates our adversaries, and our competition. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Sign up for the Armor Threat Intelligence Brief for monthly threat insights.

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BEST-OF-BREED TECHNOLOGIES

FLEXIBILITY TO BLEND AND FULLY LEVERAGE PROVEN AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

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Experienced, proven security talent matters when achieving true security in the cloud, but so do the tools they’re equipped with. This is an area that sets Armor apart from the rest: industry-defining services and a security stack comprised of the best security technology available.

We maintain this standard by leveraging leading third-party technologies, including those from Trend Micro, IBM and native tools within AWS and Azure. Then we integrate and orchestrate them to deliver outcomes for clients.

And, on the off chance we’re unable to find an available technology that fits our needs, we develop our own like we did with the Spartan Platform, the Armor client portal and a custom-built tool that collates information from multiple threat feeds. This gives us a unique mix of solutions, capable of handling any threat, no matter how sophisticated.

INTEGRATED AND AUTOMATED PROCESSES

SERVICES PURPOSE-BUILT FOR THE CLOUD

Armor employs automation where it matters most – preventing known bad activity and eliminating false positives to ensure focus on actual threats.

Our dynamic perimeter protection removes low-skilled threat actors from our environment, which allows our teams to focus on more difficult adversaries. It’s an element present in the security stacks across our entire product line and a key component of our Spartan Platform.

  • Continuous refinement: Using learning from attacks blocked by our security stack as well as intel of known bad actors, are systems are constantly updated to optimize protection. This endless cycle ensures that we reduce the chance of compromise while eliminating noise from innocuous or easily remediated security alerts.
  • Multi-layered security and control: Each layer of our security stack, from IP reputation management (IPRM) to host-based intrusion detection (HIDS), forms a resilient barrier against cyber threats. Whether in our secure Armor Complete cloud or deployed in another environment via Armor Anywhere, the Armor software agent connects your cloud environment with the analysts in our security operations center for 24/7/365 monitoring and support.

These aspects ensure performance and protection of critical data through automation and integration – all of which is powered by the Spartan threat prevention and response platform and supported by our Security Operations Center (SOC).

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OUTCOME-DRIVEN AND TRANSPARENT SERVICES

NOT ENOUGH TO JUST SAY YOU’RE “SECURE”

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Armor brings security out of the black box with transparent and measurable security metrics so you know just how protected your data are.

  • Industry-leading dwell time: Shorter than any of our competitors by a factor of 100, our dwell time represents the miniscule amount of time between detection and removal of a threat actor from our clients’ instances.
  • Exceptional cloud data protection: We provide a protection rate of 99.999% across all client instances.
  • Transparent cloud security: Track the status of your Armor-protected data in the Armor client portal. This intuitive, single-pane-of-glass view delivers real-time insights into your security posture, including when patches are needed, malware events, OS logs and firewall rules.

No other cloud security provider makes life this hard for threat actors. Request a demo to see how you can put Armor’s unique approach to work for you.