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Strategic merger and acquisition (M&A) is an effective way to grow a business rapidly. However, oftentimes “cyber risk” is not adequately assessed during the due diligence phase. Cybersecurity and cloud security become significant M&A risks.

A data-first, unified cloud security platform shifts that dynamic in two ways. First, it provides deep visibility across different cloud environments and resources. And second, it can quickly deliver cyber risk insights at several critical stages of the M&A process.

Understanding Cyber Security Risks at Every Stage of the M&A Process

Expedite an M&A and reduce longer-term integration and security costs in these ways:


The cloud security platform provides visibility into complex cloud environments through a single, unified interface with minimal setup or endless configuration. The Lacework platform enables companies to demonstrate their security posture and answer audit questions up to 300 times faster than with first-generation cloud security posture management tools.

Lacework helps organizations assess cloud environments by:

  • Clearly providing insights into the security posture and existing vulnerabilities across cloud environments, containers, and workloads
  • Quickly identifying misconfigurations and other flaws that can allow attackers to breach cloud defenses
  • Continuously monitoring technical controls and compliance measures in the cloud


During due diligence, the cloud security platform looks deeply across a target company’s entire cloud infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and misconfigurations and better understand the environment for purposes of scoping subsequent integration.

Lacework assists organizations by:

  • Providing deep visibility into cloud activity, including user and API activity
  • Tracking cloud activity over time, including anomalies and suspicious activity
  • Vulnerability monitoring helps keep the focus on risks that matter

Post-Acquisition and Integration

When the M&A transaction is complete, the platform’s cloud visibility expedites the process of identifying, integrating, and consolidating technologies, and it manages controls to conform to the buyer’s compliance mandates. This is especially powerful when merging companies with different regional and regulatory compliance requirements.

The Lacework cloud security platform provides companies with:

  • A simple to install solution that deploys in hours and provides immediate value and visibility across clouds, containers, and workloads
  • The ability to incorporate new clouds in an instant across AWS, GCP, and Azure applying the same visibility and monitoring capabilities right away
  • A comprehensive cloud security and compliance platform that helps address misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and continuous monitoring

Post-Integration and Security Operations

A robust unified cloud security platform improves security management efficiencies and lowers operational investment in several ways. It applies machine learning analytics to all cloud activity, including workloads and containers across the environment, which vastly reduces the amount of data processed by the SIEM. This helps cut tool costs up to 35% through security tool consolidation, reduces false positives, and provides high fidelity alert data that shrinks time spent on investigation and research by up to 90%. It also streamlines compliance reporting through continuous monitoring, continuous configuration compliance, and push-button reports.

Lacework delivers:

  • Comprehensive cloud security that effortlessly scales with your cloud as your business grows
  • Streamlined compliance through continuous monitoring, continuous configuration compliance, and push-button reports
  • Operational efficiencies through high-fidelity, high-efficacy alerts delivered with context

Security That Supports Speed and Continuous Innovation

Lacework is a complete, modern security platform that has been designed specifically to meet the challenges of public cloud environments in both build-time and run-time operations. Our customers take advantage of a security-first model that enables continuous visibility, automation, and the ability to move fast. With Lacework, developers can build securely and ship code quickly to unlock business innovation and growth.

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FAQs About Lacework's Configuration Compliance Solution

Lacework uses best practice checks including CIS benchmarks to evaluate security relevant configurations in Amazon AWS, Google GCP, and Microsoft Azure.

Lacework has mappings to PCI, HIPAA, SOC 2, and NIST 800-53 Rev 4.

Lacework supports continuous monitoring of your configurations in your cloud accounts. As configurations drift from best practices, they are detected and an alert is generated. These alerts can be configured to be sent to many of the common alert tools such as Slack, Splunk, Pagerduty, etc.

Lacework has checks for AWS, Azure, and GCP. Lacework provides a single platform that can can support compliance efforts without the need for deploying multiple tools for each cloud provider.

Lacework performs configuration checks based on industry accepted best practices such as CIS. Lacework will then supply reports listing all resources that are in violation, which support remediation efforts. These reports can then be provided to auditors to act as evidence of meeting compliance requirements.