Resource Terminology

Resources are the normalized InsightCloudSec representation of components of cloud computing. Since our platform is multi-cloud, we developed a standardized (or "normalized") terminology for every resource that is displayed, so that it can be understood in a global context regardless of which provider it comes from.

For example, a "Storage Container" in InsightCloudSec is the normalized term used to refer to: AWS’ S3 Bucket, GCP’s Cloud Storage, Azure’s Blob Storage Container, or Alibaba’s Object Storage Bucket.

Many of these terms will be obvious, but for those terms that aren't clear, or for users that may not be as familiar with certain providers, we want to make that easy to understand.

  • In the product, you can hover over a resource will display both the specific resource name and the associated Cloud Service Provider (CSP).
  • Review our in-depth Resource Type Definitions for the normalized name of each Resource Type we support, the category, and a general definition.
  • Review our Resource Matrix to see every Resource Type in a table format alongside its CSP-specific name.

For general InsightCloudSec terminology, including cloud computing terms applicable to our platform, as well as the unique terms used to identify features and capabilities, check out our Glossary.

If you are not sure whether your resource is supported, check out the details on which Cloud Service Providers are supported in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For general resource and support-related questions reach out to us through the Customer Support Portal.