Optiv Cybersecurity Dictionary

What Is a CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platform)?

Cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) is a term developed by Gartner to describe an emerging category of technology solutions primarily used to secure server workloads in public cloud infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) environments.


CWPP capabilities vary across vendor platforms, but commonly include functions such as system hardening, vulnerability management, host-based segmentation, system integrity monitoring and application whitelisting.  CWPPs enable visibility and security control management across multiple public cloud environments from a single console.

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