Unpacking the GigaOm Radar report on CWS: 5 insights every security leader should know

Lacework EditorialJanuary 19, 20243 min read

The financial and reputational toll of a data breach or falling short on compliance can be severe. That’s why Cloud Workload Security (CWS) isn’t just a nice-to-have — it’s a must. CWS solutions are key in spotting vulnerabilities, reacting to threats promptly, and ensuring your organization stays on the right side of compliance. 

With threats constantly changing and technologies like AI becoming key players, it’s important to know who’s who in Cloud Workload Security (CWS). The latest GigaOm Radar report is a treasure trove that sheds light on the top CWS solutions out there. It’s a must-read for anyone making decisions about cloud security, filled with straightforward, helpful insights. Let’s break down five crucial points from this report that will help you make smart, informed decisions about your cloud security solutions. 

1. Adaptability is key

The cloud is always changing, and your security needs to keep up. That means choosing CWS solutions that are as flexible as they are powerful, capable of handling whatever your hybrid or multicloud setup throws at them, and reacting quickly to threats in your environment.

2. AI is your new best friend

AI-guided remediation is increasingly becoming a cornerstone in modern CWS solutions, offering more intelligent and efficient ways to combat security threats. It’s important to prioritize CWS solutions that integrate AI and machine learning technologies. These advanced features are key to enhancing threat detection and ensuring rapid response capabilities.

3. Find the sweet spot between power and practicality

High-end features are great, but they shouldn’t break the bank or be impossible to use. Look for CWS solutions that offer a good mix of sophistication, affordability, and user-friendliness.

4. Prioritize comprehensive compliance and policy management

A solid CWS solution should make compliance and policy management easier, not harder. Look for systems that help you keep up with regulations without a headache. This includes mapping to popular compliance frameworks and facilitating easy policy customization.

5. Integration is everything

A CWS solution that plays well with others — meaning it integrates seamlessly with a range of cloud providers and security tools — is a solution that offers better, more comprehensive security.

The Lacework difference: Why we’re a Leader

Our optimal blend of functionality, stability, and deep innovation rightfully earned Lacework our position as a Leader on the GigaOm Radar for CWS, with our innovative Polygraph technology specifically highlighted for its ability to adapt to customer environments. Here’s why we stand out:


Lacework excels in automated configuration enforcement with its innovative Polygraph feature, which adapts to customer environments for effective security management.

2024 GigaOm Radar for Cloud Workload Security

  • Adaptability: Lacework handles both cloud and on-premises environments like a pro.
  • AI integration: Our Polygraph technology, recognized for its ability to detect unusual behavior and potential threats, demonstrates our commitment to AI-driven security solutions.
  • Balanced approach: Lacework has mastered the art of blending sophisticated security features with user-friendliness and affordability, echoing the report’s emphasis on practicality. We recently introduced Lacework AI Assist to our platform, our assistive generative AI technology, making it easier than ever for our customers to understand their cloud environments.
  • Compliance made easy: We prioritize simplifying compliance and policy management, aligning with the report’s call for streamlined regulatory adherence.
  • Strong ecosystem ties: Lacework seamlessly integrates into a broader security ecosystem.

The GigaOm Radar report really hammers home the need for CWS solutions that are adaptable, AI-enhanced, user-friendly, and compliance-focused. These are essential features for any organization serious about its cloud security in today’s fast-paced digital world. 

Don’t just take our word for it; grab the full report for a deep dive into the leading CWS solutions.


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