Why Is Cloud Workload Protection Important?
Cloud workloads can be defined as the virtual machines, containers, services, and functions that use and store data as well as the network resources that make distributed applications possible. A complete workload consists of an application and all the underlying technology it needs to function.
This workload may have been handled by one physical machine or a cluster of them in an in-house data center in the past. The traditional security model had some effectiveness in this type of environment because the workload was located in one physical location that was segregated from the Internet.
With modern cloud services, applications can consist of a front end, multiple distributed microservices, and database clusters. In this environment, apply security at the workload level to ensure data security as it passes through services to the final user. Combine this complexity with a hybrid cloud environment that can consist of public cloud services, private cloud platforms, and on-premise machines that can indicate when the need for workload protection increases.