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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lacework Launches Polygraph for Cloud App Security

Recently incubated Lacework, a new provider of cloud workload security solutions, has launched out of stealth mode with the introduction of Lacework Polygraph, a zero-touch cloud workload security platform available via channel partners.

Polygraph instantly detects breaches, manages insider threats, delivers insights into workloads and offers graphical investigation tools for public, private and hybrid cloud workloads. This eliminates the reliance on labor-intensive policy and rule development, and time-consuming log correlation activities that characterize today’s alternatives.

“We are excited to announce that Lacework Polygraph is now available on AWS marketplace as a direct SaaS integration on hourly subscriptions,” said Jack Kudale, CEO of Lacework. “In addition to the AWS online channel, the zero-touch feature makes this incredibly valuable to global channel partners who provide managed services for security operations centers (SOC). As designed, the Lacework platform is perfectly suited for DevSecOps and a companion for SOC channel partners. Later this year, we plan to launch a global partner program that will be specifically geared towards global SOC managed services partners, as well as large distributors located in U.S., U.K. and ANZ.”

Polygraph was developed to provide a complete picture of the entire cyber-kill chain for end-to-end visibility so security professionals can connect and visualize elements of an attack or insider threat to respond more quickly and effectively. Complex cloud data center architectures typically feature thousands of similar machines, processes, users, containers, applications and their activity. Lacework Polygraph reduces redundant events and notifications by automatically distilling these entities into a handful of analysis groups based on behavior. Companies including Wavefront, Snowflake Computing, Jitterbit and Verizon are early testing partners for Lacework Polygraph.

“Many of the vendors in the cloud workload protection platform space have built solutions that don’t address the new world of public/private and hybrid cloud workload. Because of this, Lacework is approaching cloud workload security from a completely new direction,” said Kudale, CEO at Lacework. “We realized that every data center, workload, user, container, application and process has its own truth. Inspired by this insight, we spent the last two years, under the direction and leadership of security and analytics industry veterans and Lacework co-founders – Vikram Kapoor, Sanjay Kalra and Sam Pullara – creating the industry’s first zero-touch cloud workload security solution that makes cloud workload security dramatically more effective, making instant breach detection possible.”

According to Gartner’s March 2017 Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, by 2019, 60 percent of server workloads will use application control in lieu of antivirus, which is an increase from 30 percent in 2017.

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