Lacework vs. Orca Security
It’s tough to develop a cloud-native agent

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Secure from code to cloud with one vendor

Lacework Polygraph® Data Platform
Orca Security
A single platform (CNAPP) to promote operational efficiencies Secure your cloud through the entire application development life cycle
Full visibility from build time through runtime
Unable to provide full visibility at runtime
Cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) Continuously protect workloads with runtime threat detection
Continuously monitor for known and unknown threats in workloads and reduce vulnerability noise by up to 90%
Detection delivered via another company’s agent, still early beta. Lacks native integration*
Agentless workload scanning secure and private by default Safely find and prioritize vulnerabilities within your unique environment
Platform built to ensure data is secure and private by default. Your data remains in your cloud
By default, requires permission to snapshot and copy your data into their cloud account for scanning
Mature, optimized agent
Identify suspicious behavior without the manual effort of writing rules
Time-proven agent supports nearly all Linux distributions and Windows Server OS
Detection delivered via another company’s agent, still early beta. Only supports Linux*
Audit log analysis without requiring manual rules Monitor user and resource activity through cloud audit log anomaly detection
Analyzes and correlates audit logs to undercover issues without manual rules
Relies on rules-based heuristics to monitor for threats
Behavior-based threat detection Find suspicious behaviors in your clouds including zero-day threats
Monitors workloads and pinpoints deviations from your unique baseline in near real-time
Custom vulnerability scoring Reduce vulnerability noise with a custom risk score to focus on the vulnerabilities that matter most
Solution has visibility gaps and can’t prioritize based on active package detection
Cloud security posture management (CSPM) Catalog cloud assets and find misconfigurations and compliance risks
Cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) Find and prioritize identity risks and quickly pinpoint identity-based attacks
Infrastructure as code (IaC) securityFind and address risks at the earliest stage possible

* As of August 2023

Customers love Lacework

3 reasons why customers choose
Lacework over Orca

Lacework does the heavy lifting for you

Through years of hard work, Lacework has developed an industry-leading security agent, tailor made for the cloud. Our agent is stable and lightweight and can deploy at massive scale, with nearly as little friction as agentless alternatives.

Lacework does agentless too

Orca’s main boast is their agentless approach to cloud security, which lacks continuous runtime monitoring. With Lacework, you get both. Gain fast visibility into your cloud environment without agents, then enrich this data with agent-based runtime insights. No bolt-on solution required.

With Lacework, every minute counts

Lacework ensures that any time spent fixing vulnerabilities is time well spent. For example, unlike Orca, Lacework’s active package detection can prioritize your risks by seeing which vulnerable components are actively running in workloads. Agentless and agents working seamlessly together, in one platform.

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

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.

Shine a light on what’s running

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.

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


Reduction in alerts

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