Lacework Announces Comprehensive Security Support for Azure and Multicloud Environments
Cloud security leader now extends leading, host-based, end-to-end solution for workloads and accounts
February 12, 2019
Mountain View, Calif. – February 12, 2019 – Lacework, the industry’s first solution to bring automation, speed, and scale to cloud security, today announced supporting security for Microsoft Azure. With this update, Lacework customers will now have automated, comprehensive threat detection and deep insights into workloads and accounts that run in multiple cloud environments.
This expansion of the Lacework solution addresses the increasing move among organizations to deploy and manage workloads across multiple cloud environments in order to increase flexibility in IaaS and PaaS services, meet the needs of development and operations teams, and cover departments that shift services from traditional Microsoft platforms to Azure. According to research firm ESG, “… among organizations currently using public cloud infrastructure services, 81% leverage more than one cloud service provider (CSP), with more than one-quarter (28%) spread across at least four unique CSPs .”
“We have had great success in serving the needs of AWS customers, but organizations want flexibility in how they create and manage their modern IT infrastructures,” said Stefan Dyckerhoff, CEO of Lacework. “That flexibility comes with the burden of managing security for different types of resources and workloads. Lacework can now give organizations the ability to manage security for different types of platforms through a single solution.”
While a multi-cloud approach offers many administrative advantages, it adds a layer of complexity for security teams that now need to address risk across different platforms, resource types, and infrastructures. In addition to existing cloud security support for AWS and Kubernetes environments, Lacework’s support for Azure now enables organizations to use a single anomaly detection solution for all their cloud activity, as well as security for containerized environments and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
With the addition of Azure support, Lacework continues its market leadership as a purpose-built solution for cloud and containerized environments, with the sole goal of delivering deep insights through continuous threat detection for workloads, accounts, and data.
Lacework is the industry’s first solution to bring automation, speed, and scale to cloud security enabling enterprises to safely innovate fast in the cloud. Unlike conventional security tools built for static datacenters, Lacework is designed to self-adapt to the cloud’s ever-changing configuration and workloads. Just like DevOps automates code deployment, Lacework automates cloud security, empowering IT to continuously keep cloud environments secure and compliant. Based in Mountain View, California, Lacework is a privately held company funded by Sutter Hill Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Spike Ventures, the Webb Investment Network (WIN), and AME Cloud Ventures.
 Source: ESG “2018 Public Cloud Infrastructure Trends”, by Edwin Yuen and Bill Lundell, April 2018