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Lacework Announces Kubernetes Support in End-to-End Cloud Security Platform 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 -- Lacework, the industry’s first solution to bring automation, speed, and scale to cloud security, today announced support for Kubernetes container orchestration. With this update to the product, Lacework customers will now have comprehensive threat detection for Kubernetes dashboards, pods, management nodes, and clusters, in addition to end-to-end security for their public cloud infrastructure workloads, accounts, and containers.

With the rapid adoption of Kubernetes for application and infrastructure orchestration, there’s a corresponding increase in the risk associated with data exposure and vulnerabilities throughout the application lifecycle. Without proper detection of threats, organizations could unwittingly be granting unauthorized access to Kubernetes clusters, applications, and customer data. Lacework identifies the risks and threats for Kubernetes-deployed infrastructure, including publicly exposed and unsecured API servers and management consoles.

Lacework was among the first cloud security vendors to highlight the need for rigorous container security. The company’s original research was published earlier this year in a report titled, Containers at Risk: A Review of 21,000 Cloud Environments. Some of Lacework’s customers, like Fintonic, have already started using Lacework as a critical component of their cloud security.

“Fintonic is increasingly using Kubernetes for our container orchestration, which is helping us build and deliver applications faster,” said Javier Tobal, Chief Information Security Officer at Fintonic. “Lacework’s support of Kubernetes gives us threat detection across all of our container workloads so we can identify security issues rapidly and address them before they become a problem.”

“With the addition of Kubernetes support, we’re now able to provide our customers with the necessary visibility, analysis, and understanding of their infrastructure orchestration,” said Dan Hubbard, chief product officer at Lacework. “Organizations can be empowered to continue to build and deploy apps to meet business needs, while still remaining vigilant about their cloud environments.”

Lacework is participating in KubeCon (booth S/E38), December 10-13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Executives will be available to discuss how Lacework addresses the unique demands of the cloud: speed, scale and automation, and will see a demonstration of how security teams can minimize security risks for workloads, containers, and accounts, all without slowing down the pace of innovation. For more information on Lacework, please visit www.lacework.com.

About Lacework

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. Find out more at www.lacework.com.


Source: Lacework

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