Lacework vs. Prisma Cloud
Don’t settle for a siloed security solution

Palo Alto Networks offers loosely integrated point solutions in a “platform” wrapper.1 Lacework provides integrated security from code to cloud.

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Features
Lacework Polygraph® Data Platform
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) Cloud security through the entire app development lifecycle
A natively integrated platform, built in the cloud
An acquired portfolio of loosely integrated cloud security products1
Contextual alerts for quick action Solve issues faster with simple UI and detailed alert context, including visualizations
Complexities in navigation and lack of alert context can slow remediation
Few, high value alerts Single out the most important issues with rich context and automated prioritization
Lack of integration produces a massive amount of alerts, which can lead to alert fatigue
Automated behavior-based threat detection Automatically find suspicious cloud behavior, including zero day threats, without rules
Users must manually set aggression level of ML model, which only sees certain anomalies and requires up to 90 days of data for results2
Agentless 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
Vulnerability Explorer requires an agent to determine internet exposure3
Lightweight agent with simple deployment A mature agent that easily deploys into a cloud environment
Agents must be manually trained, then retrained if the workload changes.4
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
Prioritize identity risks, while detecting identity-based attacks

1 Frost Radar™: Cloud-native Application Protection Platforms, 2022.
2 https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/prisma/prisma-cloud/prisma-cloud-admin/manage-prisma-cloud-administrators/define-prisma-cloud-enterprise-settings#id5326b191-bf23-4545-bc05-620d113bf54d_id6f5bd95c-b5b5-48bf-b397-312f4de3e08c
3 https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/prisma/prisma-cloud/prisma-cloud-admin-compute/vulnerability_management/vuln_explorer
4 https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/prisma/prisma-cloud/prisma-cloud-admin-compute/upgrade/upgrade_process_saas

Customers love Lacework

3 reasons why customers choose
Lacework over Palo Alto Networks

More automation, more efficiency.

Prisma teams struggle to operationalize due to increased alert volume, a rules-based approach, and navigation complexities. Organizations need a solution that’s not going to slow them down.

No more complexity. It’s that simple.

Though Prisma claims to be “complete,” customers express frustration with added complexities, including difficulty deciphering alert context and operationalizing their platforms.

You are more than a sale.

Our partnership with you starts with the first conversation. Our customers thrive with our comprehensive support and a constant seat at the table. When scaling your security journey, you should feel valued at every step.

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.

81%

See value in less than 1 week

2 – 5

Average tools replaced

342%

ROI according to Forrester study

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