Context Matters In The Cloud
Got alert overload?
Understanding risk context is critical; it’s the difference between effective security and alert fatigue. Security teams today receive an average of 10,000+ alerts for every 100 cloud assets they manage. They simply can’t keep up. These alerts lack prioritization and actionable details, leaving security teams to do all the heavy lifting.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
What Makes Orca Different?
Reduce alerts to the few that actually matter
Other solutions consider only one dimension of risk – the severity of the underlying security issue (e.g., CVSS score). They ignore its accessibility and business impact. The result is a long list of security issues that divert attention from real problems.
Does malware found in a powered-off VM warrant your immediate attention? No, better to focus on the malware-infected, internet-facing workload housing a secret key that unlocks sensitive data in an adjacent workload.
Orca surfaces those alerts that are most critical to your security posture along with their precise path to remediation.
Chief Risk and Innovation Officer, MRS BPO
“Orca gives us a graduated scale of vulnerabilities or threats, that’s incredibly valuable. For example, it might aggregate anywhere from 10 to 1,000 alerts. It’ll then give you one alert that pinpoints what you need to pay attention to right now. That’s huge. That lets us run lean-and-mean, with everyone totally focused on where they need to be.”
A Unified Data Model
Combining workload with cloud configuration data to build context
Orca’s context engine combines the intelligence from deep inside workloads with cloud configuration details to build a unified data model.
This powerful approach enables Orca to visualize and contextualize your entire cloud estate as an interconnected web of assets.
See Your Environment From An Attacker’s Point Of View
Attackers don’t look for or care about independent vulnerabilities. Instead, they analyze the total attack surface and seek the easiest and most direct routes to your crown jewels. They will use any vulnerability and relationship between assets to access their target.
With Orca, you can visualize security issues in context, just like an attacker.
A Peek Inside Orca’s Context Engine
Building a context map
Orca’s context engine combines deep workload discovery, including the workload’s host configurations (e.g., running services, firewall configurations) with cloud configuration details (e.g., IAM roles, VPCs, security groups), and presents your entire cloud estate as a detailed asset inventory.
Orca determines the role each asset plays (e.g., what are they configured to do, what kind of permissions do they have). Orca also identifies connectivity such as which networks are public-facing vs. those that are not (e.g., does the VPC allow inbound internet traffic). This visual representation of your cloud environment immediately surfaces potential security issues and their root cause without overwhelming your security team with thousands of meaningless alerts.