GartnerTM Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms

"Workload protection must span virtual machines, containers and serverless workloads in public and private clouds. Security and risk management leaders should use this Market Guide to understand the need for protection that spans development and runtime and includes cloud security posture management."

This report gives you guidance on how to:

  • Implement a CWPP offering that protects workloads regardless of location, size, runtime duration, or application architecture
  • Secure workloads earlier by extending workload scanning and compliance efforts into development (DevSecOps), especially for container-based and serverless function platform as a service (PaaS)-based development and deployment
  • Consolidate CWPP and CSPM strategies over the next 12 to 24 months to reduce costs and complexity while better identifying risks


Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, 12 July 2021, Neil MacDonald, Tom Croll 

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