Introduction to Censys Cloud Connectors
The Censys Exposure Management platform already discovers on-premise and cloud assets through our best-in-class Internet-wide scanning and attribution methodologies. Censys Cloud Connectors supercharge our Exposure Management Platform with total, cross-cloud visibility. Continuously monitor storage buckets like S3, Google storage or Azure blobs, virtual instances, databases, and more using our easy-to-configure connectors.
Why use a Cloud Connector?
Attributing Internet-facing assets correctly is especially challenging in cloud environments, where change is sudden and frequent, and where many services are unnamed and unattributable by conventional methods. A cloud connector ensures that the Censys Exposure Management platform is always up to date with your organization's entire inventory so that your security teams are not working with partial or stale data.
What is a Cloud Connector?
A Cloud Connector is an integration that continuously inventories assets in your cloud environment and feeds the inventories into the Censys Exposure Management Platform for discovery and monitoring. By combining this stream of changes with Censys' continuous Internet scanning data, Censys Exposure Management provides valuable and accurate insights into the current external state of your cloud assets.
How Can I Deploy A Cloud Connector?
Deploying a Cloud Connector is easy and secure! In about 10 minutes, your cloud admin can set up and configure a Cloud Connector and Censys. To get started with any connector, follow our setup guides for AWS, GCP, and Azure.
Is this an add-on to my Exposure Management Subscription?
Censys Cloud Connectors are included with Advanced and Enterprise levels of our Exposure Management platform subscriptions.
Can a Cloud Connector Make Changes to my Cloud Environment?
No. Depending on the Cloud Connector being deployed, Reader/Reviewer/Viewer/Audit permissions are required. These permissions allow the Cloud Connector to view metadata about assets in your cloud environment but do not allow access to any of your assets.