Enterprises are complex organizations, spanning different business units, geographies, customers, applications, and data repositories. It is rare for one set of policies to meet the needs of every part of the enterprise. Concourse enables enterprises to create multi-tenant environments that reflect the diverse needs of every part of the enterprise. Policies can be established globally, and they can also be created or customized based on the requirements of each group.
With this approach, enterprises can establish policies which are appropriate for each part of the organization and gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire organization’s risk posture, regardless of cloud provider or technology stack. This provides an accurate enterprise-wide view of risk, reduces the likelihood controls are bypassed by end users, and provides reporting that accurately reflects actual cloud usage and compliance.
In contrast, most vendors focus their efforts on proposing standard configurations for specific technology stacks and testing actual configurations against these ideals. This is necessary but far from sufficient for an enterprise cloud governance tool. At Concourse, we start with a very different approach: we enable users to articulate the complexity of the enterprise, specify appropriate behaviors — in terms relevant to the business — for each part of the enterprise, and then establish the appropriate controls and configuration for each technology stack in use. By working top-down, Concourse not only gives enterprises full visibility of their risk posture (now and at any point in history), but also full control and configurability.