Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is a term that is used frequently but is often confused with SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM). Both security solutions focus on securing data in the cloud but they have different purposes. CSPM is designed to monitor standard and customized cloud applications that are deployed by the customer in a public cloud environment for security and compliance posture. Additionally, they usually provide compliance monitoring, DevOps, and dynamic cloud integration functionality. SSPM, on the other hand, is designed to manage security for software that is delivered as a service to customers. This software includes applications like Salesforce, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Jira, Zoom, and Slack. It's important for decision makers to understand the difference between CSPM and SSPM in order to make the best decisions for their company's needs. Both solutions have their own unique benefits that can complement each other. CSPM can help businesses secure their data and comply with regulations while SSPM can help businesses manage the security of their software applications. Assuming that either your CSPM or SSPM will secure your company resources that live off-premises is misplaced trust in a security tool. Both CSPM and SSPM have their own benefits and should be used together in order to get the most comprehensive security for your data.
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