Lacework Selected by Brightcove for Automation of Security at Scale for Its AWS-Hosted Video Service
Using Lacework, Brightcove Automates Security and Compliance Across Multiple AWS Accounts Covering Development, Testing, and Production
July 18, 2018
Mountain View, Calif. – July 18, 2018 – Lacework®, the industry’s first solution to bring automation, speed and scale to cloud security, today announced that Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV) has selected Lacework to provide continuous security for its cloud-based online video platform hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With Lacework, Brightcove automates security monitoring and host-level intrusion detection at scale across its thousands of servers in AWS. Brightcove joins other fast-growing companies including Snowflake Computing, Guidebook, and Vera in leveraging Lacework for the security and compliance of their cloud on AWS.
“The size and diverse nature of Brightcove’s AWS fleet required us to find a solution that we could easily incorporate into our DevOps culture and scale to our variable AWS usage,” Eric Kelson, Senior Security Engineer at Brightcove, said. “Lacework gave us the ability to monitor our thousands of AWS hosts, quickly detect and assess threats across hosts and AWS services, and identify AWS configuration compliance gaps, all without customized security rules.”
The speed, scale, and transient nature of public cloud environments requires a completely new approach to security. The Lacework Cloud Security Platform captures and analyzes the millions of pieces of behavioral data emanating continuously from any large AWS environment. Applying machine learning to this mass of data, Lacework generates actionable insights on abnormal behavior and alerts on any indications of compromise.
Kelson adds, “With Lacework, we were able to efficiently obtain a comprehensive view of our AWS cloud footprint, including containers. We are quickly able to identify and respond to security events without substantial impact to time and resources.”
“Brightcove is leading the way for cloud-based online video platforms and we are thrilled to be helping them attain enhanced, continuous security hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS),” said Dan Hubbard, Chief Security Architect at Lacework. “With thousands of Brightcove’s servers in AWS, Lacework Cloud Security Platform is helping automate security monitoring and host-level intrusion detection at scale.”
Lacework was recently named a “Cool Vendor” in the May 2018 report, Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing 2018, by Gartner, Inc. Lacework delivers end-to-end automated protection to AWS deployments: from AWS accounts and users to AWS S3 buckets and workloads. Its host-based intrusion detection system (IDS) tracks activities and detects anomalies down to the most granular level, including processes and files. The end result is fine-grained visibility with one of the richest cloud security dataset presented in a meaningful, easy to navigate UI. For more information on Lacework, please visit dev-lacework.pantheonsite.io.
 Gartner “Cool Vendors in “Cloud Computing, 2018” by Jay Heiser, Neil MacDonald, Lawrence Orans, Steve Riley, May 8, 2018.