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Lacework Recognized in Forrester Research Cloud Workload Security Solutions Vendor Landscape Report

September 2017 by Marc Jacob

Lacework™announced its inclusion in Forrester’s September 2017 report, Vendor Landscape: Cloud Workload Security Solutions Q3 2017, by Andras Cser, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. The report provides security and risk professionals with an overview of the Cloud Workload Security (CWS) vendor landscape, critical selection criteria and key vendor differentiation.

According to the Forrester Research report, "as businesses continue to adopt both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform as-a-service (PaaS) cloud platforms, security and risk professionals struggle to protect their organization’s valuable data while minimizing the threat surface of cloud and hybrid cloud workloads." The research highlights the multiple challenges reported by S&R pros (security professionals), such as the need to match the speed of DevOps and the fact that cloud workloads can’t be secured with manual tools and traditional technologies.

Lacework is redefining the industry as the first zero-touch cloud workload security platform that instantly detects breaches, manages insider threats, delivers insights into workloads, and offers graphical investigation tools for public, private and hybrid cloud workloads. Lacework eliminates the reliance on labor-intensive policy and rule development and time-consuming log correlation activities that characterize today’s alternatives. Within two hours of activation, Lacework builds a polygraph that baselines activities and normal behaviors. Deviation from the baseline are automatically identified and generate an alert indicating misconfiguration, abnormal behavior, or a malicious intrusion.

Lacework provides organizations with a self-service acquisition model, making it dramatically easier for security operations and DevOps personnel to get started. Lacework Polygraph is available for general use immediately at $250/instance/year and via a 14-day free trial which can be accessed on the company’s website. Lacework Polygraph is also available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace as an hourly subscription model.

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