19th January, 2022
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Lacework is a cloud security posture management (CSPM) tool that helps IT teams identify the cloud's misconfiguration issues and compliance risks.
Lacework can take care of cloud security by identifying, analyzing, and reporting any unusual behavioral activities or patterns that can risk the cloud security of the organization.
Lacework not only tracks down the cloud behavior abnormalities but also provides complete information about it, like why certain abnormalities happened.
Lacework is a good cloud security posture management tool, but if you're looking for a user-friendly tool with no or low learning curve, then it may not be suitable for you.
In this article, we will discuss eight alternatives of Lacework that you may consider while evaluating cloud security posture management tools.
Let’s first learn more about Lacework before discussing the alternatives.
It simplifies compliance tracking and management across AWS, Azure, GCP, and private clouds.
Provides you with data visualization and container scanning
Keeps track of activities in different cloud environments
It does not have the ability to run on any local on-prem network.
The support is not strong enough for all the operating systems, especially for Windows.
It has a steep learning curve for the newcomers as the UI is a bit complex
There are consistent UI errors that keep occurring.
You might miss taking the right actions at the right time due to delays in alerts.
Threat Stack is a cloud security monitoring and analytics software that helps IT teams protect the business from cloud risks. It sends alerts of any unusual activities in the cloud and helps to detect threats and prevent breaches.
Threat Stack helps organizations observe the security and compliance across the entire cloud infrastructure and application stack. It provides built-in and configurable rules to detect and alerts on security and compliance risks.
Threat Stack monitors the cloud security and compliance
It detects, analyzes the root cause of the unusual behavior, and sends alerts to the IT teams
Helps in Container and Kubernetes security
It runs consistently in the background to get the real-time information
Good after-sales support
The learning curve is a bit steep
The updates in the interface take time
Orca Security is a cloud workload protection platform that provides cloud security and compliance for AWS, Azure, and GCP. It protects your cloud assets by detecting threats and sending alerts to the IT teams. It also prioritizes cloud risk based on the severity of affecting the organization and eliminates unnecessary threats and helps you focus on what is more needed.
Orca Security is transparent, and the services are customer-focused
It detects the cloud threats, analyzes, prioritizes, and sends alerts to IT teams to make maximum benefits out of it
It helps you to avoid any breach of data
Focus on high-value activities
Orca Security requires no extra device storage to perform its regular functions.
It scans multiple sources of information and provides you with a list of threats that are required to give attention.
The accuracy rate of messages/alerts that you receive is high
The vast amount of data captured and presented is not of much use
The learning curve is a bit steep
Qualys Cloud Platform is a cloud security posture management software that reduces the cloud risk by detecting the threats and sending alerts to IT teams.
It alerts the IT teams if a cloud risk is assessed that might affect the security and compliance of the organization. It gives complete visibility of the cloud assets and can detect any unauthorized or unusual activities.
Qualys monitors your organization’s cloud risk, tracks activities, and ensures cloud compliance.
Provides instant visibility and prioritizes required threat assessment.
Easy to learn tool
There are a lot of modules, but you can purchase and use each of them separately.
Unprofessional support and taking a long time to solve an issue
Licenses are expensive
Sysdig is a cloud and container security software. With the help of this platform, IT teams can find and prioritize unusual cloud activities and detect and respond to threats. It provides a single platform to manage containers and Kubernetes to cloud services.
Helps in detection and response to threats
Validate compliance against standards like PCI, NIST, etc
Gain deep insights into the container and Kubernetes monitoring
Good customer service
In-depth research and reports of any detection of threats
Steep learning curve
Armor is a cloud security tool. It makes cloud security and compliance simple and easy to manage for IT admins. It provides insight into threats and helps organizations respond quickly and effectively.
It helps to detect and eliminate threats to your private cloud, public cloud, SaaS, workplace data, etc. It helps to identify and manage vulnerabilities and misconfigurations across your IT and application environments.
Armor helps to detect and eliminate cloud risk.
It prioritizes the risk that can immediately affect the security of the organization.
Armor discovers, classifies, labels, monitors, and protects your critical data anywhere.
Good after-sales service
Easy to learn and use
It provides real-time threat monitoring, intrusion detection, and mitigation.
Armor has a lot of update issues
Lacks real-time updation of data
Capterra: No review available
JupiterOne is a cloud compliance software. Compliance is complicated, but it tries to simplify the compliance for the organizations. It is used for governing cloud data and visibility and provides an absolute solution for security. In addition, it provides continuous monitoring of cloud environments and controls.
Helps in tracking all cloud activities
Provides container scanning
Reports with real-time data
Flexible with any operating system like Windows, macOS, Linux, etc
It is user friendly
Performance can be improved
CrowdStrike Falcon is a cloud security posture management tool that helps to prevent cloud breaches. It protects the organization from any unauthorized risks or threats.
It detects, prevents, and responds to threats, ensures compliance, and builds safety in the cloud. It helps to gain visibility across your entire cloud environment, monitor for misconfigurations, enforce security policies and compliances and stop cloud breaches.
It provides automated discovery, continuous runtime protection, EDR for cloud workloads and containers, and manages threat hunting, enabling you to securely deploy applications in the cloud.
Provides visibility across multi-cloud deployments
Detect, analyze and send alerts to IT admins
Prevent cloud misconfigurations
Ensure compliance across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud
The organization can choose the features that they want to use as per their requirement.
They cover the whole cloud architecture
Steep learning curve
Does not provide accurate results
Customer support is poor
Prisma Cloud is a cloud security posture management tool that provides visibility and protection across hosts, containers, and serverless in a single platform. It secures the infrastructure, applications, data, and entitlements across the cloud.
It integrates with any continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflow to secure cloud infrastructure and applications. It helps to monitor posture, detect and respond to threats and maintain compliance across public clouds.
Prisma Cloud leverages cloud service provider APIs to provide visibility and control over public cloud environments.
Prisma Cloud has integrated data security and entitlement controls
It helps to identify and fix vulnerabilities and compliance issues
It provides complete visibility and protection across any cloud
It helps to monitor and report suspicious or unusual activities
It helps to discover and protect the data
Good visibility with third-party integration
Real-time scanning and reporting vulnerabilities
Constant upgrades increase maintenance overload
The user interface is complicated
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