A-Z SaaS Corp
Let's say that A-Z SaaS Corp (a fictional company) operates 30,000 workloads in a variety of cloud environments (on-premise, commercial cloud and edge clouds in several regions of the world.) Many of the workloads share data (machine-machine exchanges) for business apps and services internal to A-Z. These exchanges occur using APIs. Other workloads have public-facing API endpoints. The public-facing endpoints are used by A-Z's suppliers and partners, and also by their SaaS customers.
20,000 of A-Z's workloads are internal (they no direct public-facing endpoint).
10,000 workloads have at least one public-facing API endpoint.
Each workload performs 6,667 sessions per month, averaging 133,000 API exchanges per workload, per month.
On average, A-Z workloads perform 200,010,000 sessions per month (4,000,200,000 API exchanges)
The monthly consumption costs for cloud services are as follows:
Cloud Services Costs ($ 142,000)
The majority of A-Z's services run in commercial clouds (hyperscale, specialty, or cloud edge) and their workloads require multiple different cloud services to operate securely. They currently spend a significant budget for the following general cloud services:
- Secrets Manager services ($45,600)
- Key Management System services ($6,000)
- Certificate Authority services ($15,400)
- API Gateway services($75,000)
A-Z SaaS Corp cloud budget is approximately $142,000 per month (before discounts).
A-Z also incurs additional indirect costs for the highly-skilled labor needed to configure, implement, maintain, the four cloud services above, and to troubleshoot errors and service interruptions when they occur.
Hopr AMTD Costs ($ 69,400)
Let's next assume that A-Z SaaS Corp adopts the Hopr XTRA and K4C products to strengthen their security architecture. They implement XTRA for its internal workloads and K4C for its workloads that are both public-facing and internal-facing. And they use XTRA and K4C in all of its cloud environments. In doing so, A-S is able to reduce their dependency on the four cloud services above, and also reduce the indirect costs associated with managing the large secrets and PKI services from multiple vendors. The fictitious A-Z SaaS Corp achieved significant operating cost reductions and realize tremendous budget savings at the same time it reduced cyber risk.
A significant savings
for higher security!