Enterprises are moving to the cloud fast, often unplanned and with little visibility. Expanse research finds that, on average, companies add 3.5 new publicly accessible cloud services per day – more than 20 per week or 1,300 per year. The same research observed one organization added 693 new publicly accessible cloud services in a single day. These figures include only externally accessible net-new business services of organizations available in public cloud providers, not updates or redeploys of their existing cloud-based business services. Tracking and organization’s entire cloud footprint has become increasingly challenging as employees can easily create a rogue cloud instance with a personal credit card and email address.
“Expanse’s cumulative customer base represents more than 10% of the total Internet, giving unparalleled visibility into how cloud instances in the enterprise change in real-time,” said Tom Barsi, VP of Business Development at Expanse. “Today, the average enterprise uses more than five different cloud providers — many unsanctioned. With our rogue cloud discovery and attribution capabilities, security and IT teams have a proven way to identify shadow cloud instances and streamline cloud deployment.”
With Expanse, security and IT teams get a complete and accurate list of an organization’s global internet-facing assets, enabling organizations to continuously discover, evaluate, and mitigate their external attack surface. Expanse deploys automatically with no agents or installation required to continuously identify new cloud instances on a daily basis. Within moments of deployment, enterprises will see a full manifest of all sanctioned and non-sanctioned publicly facing cloud assets.
AWS customers using Expanse benefit from:
- Full visibility into all public-facing cloud assets: Expanse establishes a centralized, continuously updating the inventory of an organization’s entire cloud footprint regardless of provider.
- Discovery of all rogue AWS assets: Daily alerting of any rogue development hosting company assets outside of sanctioned AWS accounts.
- Consolidation of full cloud footprint: Migrate assets that are in random cloud providers to those sanctioned by corporate cloud governance policies.