Feature Present-Day CSPM Traditional CSPM
Asset Inventory
Audit trail of configuration changes
Misconfiguration detection
Compliance violation detection
Automated remediation
Audit-ready reporting
Network flow visibility
API discovery and visibility
Threat detection — suspicious behavior, network anomalies
Effective network exposure
Risk context — correlate misconfigurations with vulnerabilities and other findings
Integrated agentless workload scanning
Integrated with cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM)
Integrated with data security posture management (DSPM)
Integrated infrastructure-as-code scanning
Integrated Internet attack surface scanning
Cloud provider coverage AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, Alibaba, IBM AWS, Azure, Google
Frequency of visibility updates Near-real-time (within minutes or seconds) Snapshots (1-2 times a day)