Connectors are the BMC Helix Cloud Security component that collects compliance data from the data source (for example, AWS) and evaluates the data against the compliance policies that you specify. Connectors can be set to evaluate data on-demand or on a user-defined schedule.
Most connectors are hosted on-premise, although some are available as a cloud service.
- On-premise connectors are executable programs that can be run as a service, requiring minimal hardware footprint. You download and install the connector configuration so that Cloud Security can receive and monitor your systems.
- Cloud-based connectors are hosted on the cloud.
The following table lists the connectors that are available to you out-of-the-box (OOB) in Cloud Security:
|Discovery||Discovery on-premises connector|
Once you have onboarded the connectors, you can manage them in Cloud Security.
You can also create a custom connector that you can use to evaluate different types of data for compliance. For more information, see Creating a custom connector and policy.