Lacework Continues to Enhance Security with Latest Innovations

Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is introducing new agentless scanning for workloads, providing organizations with comprehensive and frictionless visibility into vulnerability risks across all active hosts, containers, and application language libraries in their environment.

The Lacework Polygraph Data Platform uses a combination of agentless and agent-based technologies to gather data from cloud environments in the most effective way, according to the vendor.

These new capabilities make it easy for organizations to quickly operationalize security and gain a comprehensive view of their security posture without the use of agents. This also gives customers the flexibility to add additional layers and agent-based runtime insights from the same platform for maximum value and security.

Agents allow customers to unlock the most comprehensive level of workload security by providing continuous behavioral monitoring and threat detection capabilities. However, there are use cases where agents may not be preferred due to either the underlying technology or organizational limitations, leading to visibility gaps.

By combining the Polygraph Data Platform's agent-based technology with these new agentless capabilities for workloads, organizations can eliminate these gaps and implement the best approach to suit their environment. Modern cloud security demands a combination of both agent-based and agentless security.

"Customers are building their business in dynamic cloud environments and they need security solutions to cover a wide range of cloud environments to ensure there are no visibility gaps," said Adam Leftik, VP of product, Lacework. "With its agent agnostic approach, the Polygraph Data Platform makes it easier for customers to collect all relevant data about their unique environment in the most efficient way. This helps customers identify security issues that truly matter to their business without worrying about the underlying infrastructure."

In addition to these new capabilities, Lacework is expanding workload security to cover more environments, including support for Windows servers.

The Polygraph Data Platform has been enhanced with new capabilities to monitor and secure more runtime environments and workloads, across all active hosts, containers, and application language libraries in customer environments.

This comprehensive coverage now includes support for Windows Server operating systems, additional Linux operating systems, and more container and Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments.      

With comprehensive workload monitoring and protection, Lacework closes visibility gaps, enables organizations to deploy workloads securely in the environments of their choosing, reduces risk, and accurately detects unusual activity for maximum protection—without alert fatigue. As a result, organizations can be confident their workloads remain properly configured, monitored for threats, and compliant.

Lacework now supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server: New support extends runtime workload visibility and threat detection to Windows Server OS in the cloud or on-premises.
  • Linux: Building on an extensive list of previously supported systems, Lacework now supports Flatcar Container Linux and Rancher OS, which are lightweight operating systems optimized for running containers.

In addition, Lacework announced expanded support for the following environments:

  • Kubernetes: Added support for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), and Linkerd. This provides coverage for both on-premises and managed Kubernetes workloads, and gives visibility into Kubernetes clusters, nodes, pods, and containers.
  • PaaS: In addition to existing support for AWS Elastic Container Solution (ECS) on Fargate, Lacework now supports AWS Elastic Beanstalk, which is a workload PaaS offering commonly used to manage containers and deploy applications.

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