Firm Tackles AWS Lambda Security

Although serverless computing is hot in the cloud, it requires a new approach to security, according to Observable Networks Inc, a cloud native security specialist.
All major players have joined the serverless bandwagon and now offer services such as Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and AWS Lambda from Amazon Web Services Inc.
Observable Networks announced today updates to its Endpoint Modeling technology. These are designed to provide security-related insights when working in AWS Lambda functions via modeling and automatic detection of behavior aberrations.
The company stated today that traditional security monitoring tools were not equipped to monitor Lambda function. “Observable Networks offers its customers continuous Lambda function activity evaluation and automated recognition behavior changes that could be a sign or compromise by a tertiary.”
AWS Lambda, and similar services from other providers, makes cloud computing easy. Customers don’t need to worry about managing servers or provisioning them. Developers simply upload their code to AWS Lambda. Various triggers can be used to initiate the execution of the code, usually in response to events.
AWS Lambda is the heart of serverless computing. It lets you run your code without having to provision or manage servers, AWS states on its Serverless Computing Web page. Lambda allows you to run code for almost any type of backend service or application. It also takes care of all the necessary infrastructure to scale and run your code with high availability.
AWS provides its own security measures for Lambda. As the FAQ states, AWS Lambda functions run in their own isolated environment with its own resources. AWS Lambda uses similar techniques to Amazon EC2 for security and separation at both the execution and infrastructure levels.
Observable Networks claims it offers more.
The company stated that modeling Lambda functions has another advantage, allowing DevOps and operations to see potential misconfigurations that could accidentally trigger spikes in unanticipated processing use. Many organizations will see a reduction in overall costs when comparing the cost for the Observable Cloud service with possible unneeded computing costs.
The company’s support of AWS Lambda has now been operational. It is available with a subscription for its Observable Cloud service. This is also available as a free trial.

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