New Intelligent Automation Platform Enhancing Security Compliance

Banking CIO Outlook | Thursday, January 02, 2020

The most intelligent automation and collaboration software is enabling the best of the security. Here's more to it.

FREMONT, CA: The creator of intelligent automation for IT operations and security teams, SaltStack, has released SaltStack Protect. The new product is for automated discovery and remediation of security vulnerabilities across the web-scale infrastructure. The SaltStack Protect is a new addition to the SaltStack SecOps family of products, additive to SaltStack Comply, which automates the work of continuous compliance, updated with the latest CIS Benchmark content and a modern SDK for the creation of custom security checks. The SaltStack SecOps product family offers a collaborative platform for security and IT operations teams. This, in turn, helps customers break down organizational silos, offset security and IT skills gaps and talent shortages, and mitigate the time required to find and fix critical security vulnerabilities.

SaltStack Protect automates the remediation of vulnerabilities by delivering closed-loop workflows that scan, detect, prioritize, and fix critical security threats. The new product capabilities consist of native CVE scanning for both on-premise and cloud systems to identify pressing, concerning threats based on more than 12,000 CVEs across operating systems and infrastructure. SaltStack Protect capabilities include intelligent vulnerability prioritization for accessing and prioritizing risks for remediation, collecting real-time data on the configuration state of each asset, integrating it with vulnerability information from SaltStack Protect to differentiate vulnerabilities accurately that are exploitable from those that are not. Finally, SaltStack Protect capabilities include automated remediation that brings the power of automation to SecOps teams with an API-first solution that scans IT systems for vulnerabilities, providing out-of-the-box automation workflows to remediate them. 

SaltStack intelligent automation delivers event-driven security, cloud and configuration management for the scale of a software-defined world. The company helps businesses secure and manage all aspects of their digital infrastructure more efficiently. Its software is unique in providing event-driven IT automation for efficient control, configuration, and security of sophisticated digital systems at any scale. SaltStack assists enterprise IT organizations orchestrate and automate the most difficult, complicated IT work with the speed and flexibility needed for delivering vulnerability remediation, continual compliance, and real IT security.    

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