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Cloud Workload Security Solutions

Get deep visibility into all processes and applications within your container and cloud workload environments, all without any rule writing

Lacework’s cloud workload security platform provides visibility to all processes and applications within an organization’s cloud workloads and container environments. The breadth and depth of workload visibility provided by Lacework helps security teams detect vulnerabilities and then utilize our machine learning analysis to identify anomalous behavior that poses threats.

Traditional security solutions rely on network logs and the firewall rules to identify potential risks, but those approaches require manual effort, and cannot keep pace with the speed of modern cloud deployment methodologies. Lacework was built specifically to deliver contextual data about cloud events: every update, configuration change, and access point, in addition to a million other activities that might represent potential threats.

We track all machine/process communications, the users associated with those processes, and the amount of data that gets transferred between processes during a given time. This deep level of detail allows teams to save time on their investigations because all the relevant information is on one workload security platform.

Automated Workload Intrusion Detection

Lacework’s cloud workload protection security platform is fully automated with no rule-writing required. Using sophisticated machine learning, our workload security platform learns what constitutes normal behavior versus those that indicate potentially malicious activity. Examples of such anomalous activities include when a user launches a new unknown application, when an application connects to a suspicious endpoint, or when privileges are unexpectedly escalated. When Lacework identifies a potential threat, a contextual alert is generated with relevant data to allow users to investigate and triage the issue within their cloud workload environment.

Lacework’s Automated Cloud Workload Security Approach Provides the Following Benefits:

  • No Missed Events: Lacework will always alert you on new activity so that you are given a chance to investigate any behavior within your workload environment that could potentially be malicious
  • Low Alert Noise: Lacework will only alert you on what is new or anomalous, preventing alert fatigue within your organization.
  • Simple Operations & Maintenance: Automated workload detection means no writing and maintaining error-prone rules allowing focus to remain on securing the environment

Cloud Workload Protection at Scale & The Speed of Business

The modern cloud infrastructure allows organizations to deploy, scale, and configure their infrastructure faster than ever. The ability to automate and operate at DevOps speed poses a challenge to traditional security approaches. Lacework’s approach is to automate workload security with the detection of threats and anomalies and provide human-understandable investigative insights. Lacework’s cloud workload security solution supports public clouds such as AWS, GCP, and Azure, and supports computer hosts and containers.


FAQs About Lacework's Cloud Workload Security Solutions

Lacework’s workload security module records all network and process activity throughout the container’s lifecycle, providing visibility and valuable behavioral insights.

The Lacework cloud workload security platform continuously compares all process communication with its knowledge of all previous activity to determine both meaningful changes to nominal behavior, and to identify any known bad IPs and Domain Names using a variety of curated threat intelligence sources.

Lacework’s cloud workload security platform supports all application workloads running on all major flavors of Linux, whether deployed as bare-metal, virtual machines or containers.

The Lacework Workload Security Module runs as a privileged (root) process and therefore has complete visibility into process activity on all other containers as well as on the host operating environment (Linux).

Yes, the Lacework Workload Security Module can be deployed on any Linux host regardless of physical location so you can monitor and help detect malicious or otherwise anomalous behavior for both public and private cloud workloads. The only requirement is that the Lacework Module has permission to communicate for TCP/IP with the Lacework Cloud Platform.