Sysdig vs. Lacework

Learn why businesses looking for a cloud native application protection platform powered by runtime insights choose Sysdig to deliver the real-time visibility and context needed to effectively prioritize their most critical risks.

Why Sysdig Is a Better Choice Than Lacework

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 a static overview for security and compliance posture, but lacks runtime context to prioritize risk. Offers limited remediation for posture and compliance.

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.

Lacks real-time detection, customization, and timely reporting – leaving customers exposed.


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.

Limited coverage on detection and response with no control over rules engine and detection policies. ML is their only line of defense for detection. Lacework has no Plan B.

Cloud Native

Built from the ground up and integrates detection and response, posture and prevention, vulnerabilities, and entitlements. Comprehensive security for VMs, containers, Kubernetes, and serverless.

Includes essential support for cloud-native environments, but lacks the robust detection and response capabilities needed to fully secure them.

Open vs Proprietary

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

Black box solution with no visibility into or control over its decision logic.

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.

  • 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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