Resource Terminology

An Overview of InsightCloudSec 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.

  • Within the InsightCloudSec platform, hovering over a resource will display both the specific resource name and the associated Cloud Service Provider (CSP).

Displaying the Resource Names

Other tools to help make resource terminology clear are in our documentation. They include:

  • Resource Type Definitions -- This provides the normalized name of each Resource Type we support, the category, and a general definition.
  • Resource Matrix -- The matrix shows every Resource Type in a table format alongside its CSP-specific name.

Related Content

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 FAQ.

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