Lacework vs. Crowdstrike Falcon
Endpoint security isn’t cloud security

CrowdStrike is a great vendor — for endpoint security. At Lacework, cloud security isn’t a second act. It’s been our focus since day one.

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Cloud-first with Lacework

An innovative platform built by cloud leaders

Polygraph® Data Platform
CrowdStrike Falcon
Complete cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) Cloud security through the entire app development lifecycle
Extensive and integrated capabilities, including CSPM, CWPP, IaC security, and more
Strong CWPP capabilities, but lacking in other CNAPP use cases1
Contextual alerts for quick action Solve issues faster with simple UI and detailed alert context, including visualizations
No way to bridge alert context from code to cloud, while a busy UI makes remediation times slow2
Automated behavior-based threat detection Detect more threats in your environment with rules-optional anomaly-based threat detection
Platform builds baseline for cloud activity, then flags anomalies
Machine learning is skewed towards endpoints which can create gaps in cloud coverage
Attack path analysis Agentless deployment functionality that better prioritizes cloud risks
Unified view of related risks from across a cloud environment, with or without agents
No automated attack path analysis makes for tedious risk prioritization
Lightweight, stable agent An easily deployed, lightweight agent compatible with all major public clouds
Stable agent that supports nearly 20 different environments
Agent has been known to run at reduced functionality which can cause risk of exposure if not running optimally
Custom vulnerability scoring Reduce vulnerability noise with a custom risk score
Gaps in visibility and does not prioritize based on unique cloud environments
Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) Prioritize identity risks, while detecting identity-based attacks
Lacework surfaces your riskiest cloud identities, while using anomaly detection to pinpoint identity-based threats

1 Frost Radar™: Cloud-native Application Protection Platforms, 2022.
2 alcon-review-127778-by-jeffrey-anderson

Customers love Lacework

3 reasons why customers choose Lacework over CrowdStrike

More context, better decision making.

Lacework pinpoints your most critical issues with context-rich alerts, without you having to manually piece together the story. Your security teams can spend more time on high value projects and less time on noise.

Strong security efficacy with a lightweight agent.

Customers that choose Lacework over CrowdStrike rave about our lightweight agent that doesn’t impact the performance of their environments. Can CrowdStrike say the same?

An innovative platform, built in the cloud for the cloud.

Endpoint security doesn’t scale in the cloud. Lacework offers a platform, custom-built for the cloud. Customers say that CrowdStrike Falcon feels like an endpoint security solution, retrofitted for the cloud.

Make everything you build cloud secure

Stop costly mistakes at the source

Fix vulnerabilities and misconfigurations before they hit production. Add security checks early in development, including infrastructure as code (IaC) scanning. Empower developers to scan locally, in registries, and CI/CD while building, at scale.

Develop code with security built in

Know your cloud and its weak spots

Deploy agentlessly to understand cloud risks in minutes. Get instant visibility into what’s deployed, how it’s configured, and pinpoint vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. We scan everything – workloads, container images, hosts, and language libraries – so no secret can hide.

Shine a light on what’s running

Prioritize your most exploitable risks

Tie together risk factors — vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, network reachability, secrets, and more — to see how attackers can compromise your cloud. Automatically connect with insights into what’s happening in runtime to prioritize critical risks, investigate faster, and even see suggestions for remediation.

Uncover cloud account compromise

Our patented Polygraph® technology continuously learns your normal to root out suspicious and unusual behavior. Data-driven monitoring reveals compromise and the resulting blast radius. Rich context helps you quickly understand what happened, how, and where to fix it. Our patented approach not only automates threat detection, but can also significantly reduce your SIEM ingest costs too.

Find threats known and unknown

Continuously protect critical applications and environments with our workload and container security agent. Find new risks lurking in production and understand changes in behavior. Our data-driven approach connects the dots to detect known and unknown threats – even zero day attacks. And do it all automatically without endless rule writing and deep security expertise required.

Fewer tools. Faster outcomes. Better security.


See value in less than 1 week

2 – 5

Average tools replaced


ROI according to Forrester study

Ready to see our CNAPP in action?