The cloud has become an increasingly popular infrastructure for all types of organizations, and with this growing popularity makes the cloud a big target for hackers. Thus, it’s imperative to protect it from hackers, account hijacks, data breaches, cryptojacking, malware, theft, and other malicious activities from a growing number of bad actors.
It should go without saying that your cloud, containers and native applications should be speedy and yet safe and secure from both external and internal threats. Old school cloud security solutions are out, and new generation, complete security platforms like Lacework are in.
The public cloud has been great for enabling enterprises to automatically scale their workloads, deploy them faster, and build them more freely. This has helped to support their desires for speed and scale, but it has this has also made it increasingly difficult for these same organizations to make sense of the activity happening within their cloud environments.
However, emerging cybersecurity companies like Lacework who provides enterprise security teams with a lightweight agent that provides visibility to all the processes and applications within their organization’s cloud and container environments. The immense breadth and depth of visibility helps detect vulnerabilities, while machine learning analysis is utilized to identify anomalous behavior that poses threats.
Who is Lacework?
Lacework is a leading cybersecurity company who provides organizations with a zero-touch, end-to-end cloud security platform that offers a comprehensive, secure and automated solution that gives enterprise businesses and DevOps teams complete control over their cloud network.
The technologies that powers Lacework SaaS platform are backed by advanced machine learning and automation in order to provide organizations unparalleled defence against a growing number of vulnerabilities, data security issues and online threats within APIs, file systems, applications, containers, and workloads across all their native and multi-cloud environments.
What Does Their Complete Cloud Security Platform Cover?
Get deep observability into all of your organizations cloud accounts, workloads, and microservices to give your DevSecOps team tighter security control over your cloud environments.
Host Intrusion Detection
Host-based IDS identifies breaches and automatically sends notifications so security teams can analyze and address them immediately.
Empower security teams to identify common threats that specifically target your cloud servers, containers, and IaaS accounts so you can action on them before your company is at risk. With runtime threat defence, security teams can easily check for vulnerabilities of their cloud workload and container environments.
File Integrity Monitoring
You won’t have to worry about your cloud security not catching up to the speed of implementations. The software’s FIM (File Integrity Monitoring) technology automates the process via a monitoring agent which checks for each file’s integrity, thereby eliminating the need for intensive management and rule development.
Easily detect and resolve any anomalous changes in behavior across your cloud workloads, containers, and IaaS accounts that represent a security risk or an IOC.
Quickly spot IaaS account configurations that may violate compliance & cloud security best practices that could put your company at severe risk of a data breach.
Continuous monitoring per cloud account can be a tedious affair, but you can count on Lacework to monitor and secure GCP, Azure and AWS accounts for insights and configuration changes that sometimes act as a warning signal to online threats.
This solution is fully container-aware and monitors all container activities regardless of the container distribution devops teams rely on such as Docker and/or Kubernetes. If there is any malicious activity in a containerized environment, it will generate an anomaly at one layer or another. This is where Lacework’s threat detection and behavioral analysis helps to identify the anomalous activities across cloud containers so issues can be taken care of before any major damage is done to the organization.
Cloud Workload Security
Their lightweight agents collect and send data to Lacework’s backend in the cloud where this data is aggregated, and a baseline of the activity in the cloud environment is created. The automated method of detecting undesired activity in cloud and container workloads provides great benefits over traditional rule writing.
Security teams can get deep visibility into their Kubernetes deployment. This enhanced visibility includes high-level dashboards of their Kubernetes clusters, pods, nodes, and namespaces that are combined with application level communication between all of these at the application, process, and network layer to provide more advanced security of your Kubernetes environments.
Lacework’s complete cloud security platform provides organizations of all types and sizes with unprecedented visibility, intrusion detection automation, while delivering one-click investigation, and simplifying cloud compliance across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) – all while providing security teams with the most comprehensive view of vulnerabilities and risks across their cloud workloads and containerized environments.Top of Form
Bottom of Form If security is a big concern for your organization, you should consider looking more into Lacework today to see if their complete security platform is best for your security objectives. You can get a free security assessment and detailed custom report identifying cloud compliance misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, anomalies, or even hidden threats within your native and/or multi-cloud environments.
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