Gartner®, Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms

The role of Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) is to protect, control and provide visibility into server workloads. Commonly deployed in hybrid, multi-cloud data centers, the workloads run on physical machines, VMs, and containers.

A combination of security features are required, and anti-malware protection may be considered one. Yet traditional Endpoint Protection Platforms are often ill suited to this function.

We believe cloud-hosted anti-malware systems can provide additional workload protection at runtime and help protect data by scanning files as they are moved into cloud hosted repositories.

2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms’ can help provide valuable insight into understanding the need for protection that spans development and runtime, and includes cloud security posture management. It can help you:

- Develop a specific strategy for the protection of cloud workloads

- Understand how traditional EPP offerings designed to protection end-user devices can put your data and applications at risk

- Focus on the protection needs of server workloads in a modern hybrid multi-cloud data center

Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, 12 July 2021, Neil MacDonald, Tom Croll
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