Quick Take: Lacework Expands Enterprise Capabilities

Cloud security company Lacework announced new platform capabilities to enhance efficiency for security stakeholders.

The enhancements include the introduction of Lacework Explorer, a combination of a security graph and resource explorer for better asset visibility and relationship analysis. New dashboards have been introduced to provide in-depth insights into the performance of security programs against set goals.

Additionally, Lacework has improved its composite alerts with added Kubernetes support, enhancing the detection of sophisticated threats within Kubernetes environments.

Let’s look at what Lacework announced.

Lacework’s Enhancements

The new features introduced by Lacework for its cloud security platform include:

  1. Lacework Explorer: This newly introduced tool combines a next-generation security graph with a resource explorer. It enables security professionals to swiftly locate and assess the assets of interest within their cloud environments. Lacework Explorer is designed to dynamically display the intricate relationships between different assets, making it easier for security teams to understand the structure and vulnerabilities of their cloud infrastructure.
  2. Enhanced Dashboards: These dashboards offer security leaders comprehensive insights into the performance of their security programs relative to their objectives. They provide granular visibility that allows assessment at various organizational levels, such as individual business units, teams, or specific functions, facilitating a deeper understanding of security posture and progress toward goals.
  3. Lacework Context Panels: A feature that transforms the threat investigation process, it allows security professionals to view related entities and content in conjunction with the alert they are investigating. This means they can access all necessary information without losing the context of the original alert, significantly speeding up the investigation process and enabling quicker response to threats.
  4. Upgraded Lacework Composite Alerts: These alerts are designed to detect complex malicious activities by correlating low-severity signals to identify more specific and potentially dangerous conditions. With the latest upgrade, support for Kubernetes environments has been added, enabling users to identify active threats within their Kubernetes infrastructure quickly. This extension to Kubernetes signifies Lacework’s commitment to securing modern cloud-native applications and services.

The new features are focused on saving security teams time by speeding up the detection, investigation, and response processes. They directly address the challenge of time in combating cloud security threats.


Lacework’s new platform capabilities promise to help improve time efficiency in threat detection, analysis, and response. The new Lacework Explorer, enhanced dashboards, Context Panels, and upgraded Composite Alerts with Kubernetes support directly address the primary adversary in cloud security: the time it takes for security teams to detect, investigate, and mitigate threats.

Lacework’s announcement is a significant development in the cloud security sector, potentially leading to more effective and time-efficient security practices. As the platform evolves, it will be interesting to see how these new features impact the overall cloud security landscape and Lacework’s position within that landscape.

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