Sysdig vs. Aqua

Learn why businesses looking for an end-to-end cloud security solution choose Sysdig to deliver the comprehensive visibility needed to detect and respond to attacks at cloud speed.

Why Sysdig Is a Better Choice Than Aqua

Hardening and Prevention

Correlates assets, activity, and risks across domains. Prioritizes the most critical security risks with runtime insights, using context from real-time detections, vulnerable packages, and permissions.

Provides static vulnerability management but lacks runtime context for vulnerability prioritization. Offers limited posture management and no permissions management, and cannot correlate findings to provide meaningful risk prioritization.

Detection and Response

Detects and responds to threats in real time anywhere in the cloud with 360-degree visibility and correlation across workloads, identities, cloud services, and third-party applications.

Limited detection coverage and no threat detection for cloud logs, resulting in blind spots. Lacks robust forensic capabilities for investigation and response.


Consolidates security with an end-to-end detection approach combining drift control, machine learning, and Falco detections curated by the Sysdig Threat Research Team. Combines agent and agentless approaches to deliver deep coverage and ease-of-use setup and maintenance.

Offers strong coverage for containerized environments but lacks end-to-end detection and correlation of cloud infrastructure beyond containers.


Multi-layered enrichment that combines hosts, containers, Kubernetes, and cloud metadata.

Lacks runtime context to correlate signals and events across wider cloud context.

Open vs Proprietary

Powered by Falco, a CNCF graduated project and the open source solution for cloud threat detection.

Utilizes several foundational open source tools (Trivy, Tracee, Cloudsploit)

Why Companies Choose Sysdig

Powered by runtime insights, Sysdig stops threats instantly and reduces vulnerabilities by up to 95%. We created Falco, the open source solution for cloud threat detection, and apply runtime insights to help you focus on the vulnerabilities and threats that matter most. Prevent, detect, and respond to threats at cloud speed with Sysdig.

”We like that Sysdig uses knowledge of what is in use during production to help us make better informed posture decisions. It can help filter out 80% or more of the noise.”

- Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer at BigCommerce
  • Real Time

    Detect threats in real time, rather than seeing them in the rearview mirror. Stop attacks up to 10x faster with Sysdig.

  • End-to-End Detection

    Consolidate security with a platform that provides end-to-end coverage, delivering breadth and depth.

  • Risk Prioritization with Runtime Insights

    Know what’s running in production across cloud and containers, so dev and security teams can focus on the vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, permissions, and threats that matter most.

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