Lacework Adds Agentless Scanning
June 13, 2022

Lacework announced new agentless scanning for workloads that provides 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. 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.

For example, businesses leveraging AWS that want to quickly operationalize security can connect all their cloud accounts to Lacework for agentless workload scanning with a simple, one-time setup that leverages cloud-native capabilities to provision the necessary infrastructure to all regions. Once they set it up, Lacework streams snapshot data through a serverless analysis engine that scans for vulnerability risks within the entire environment. Agentless workload scanning can then easily be combined with Lacework agents should their needs shift, providing better visibility across their environment to identify, prioritize, and take action on all risks that exist.

"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."

Lacework helps customers understand what is happening in their cloud accounts and workloads with or without an agent. Using machine learning, behavioral analytics, and anomaly detection, Lacework automates the identification of unusual activity to secure customer environments from build to runtime. Lacework is the only company that extends anomaly detection across AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Kubernetes environments.

These new agentless scanning capabilities are available in alpha to select Lacework customers.

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