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Lacework and Snowflake partner, bring data into the security conversation

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 22 Oct 2021

Lacework and Snowflake have partnered to produce a product integration and go-to-market offering.

The partnership sees Lacework data available in the Snowflake Data Cloud, enabling organisations to analyse and report on risk and threats across their cloud and container environments.

Lacework is a data-driven security platform built natively on top of Snowflake that takes tens of billions of security data points and, through intelligent automation and a patented analytics engine, surfaces important security events.

This visibility gives overloaded and under-resourced security and developer organisations the insights they need to remediate pressing security and performance issues, without impacting the agility of the business, the company states.

By combining Lacework data into their Snowflake security data lake, customers can:

Gain flexibility with custom analytics: By bringing together cloud security findings from Lacework with other security data in Snowflake, customers can apply complex security policies and SLA logic to identify the issues that matter most to the organisation.

Power dashboards that serve a broader audience: Cloud security has many stakeholders, and organisations can build dashboards with the combined data that provides all stakeholders with an actionable view as broad or as filtered as needed.

Respond to incidents more cost-effectively: Responding to a breach often requires fast access to a year or more of normalised cloud activity logs. Lacework uncovers valuable cloud security data and correlations that aid in incident investigations, and Snowflake’s architecture supports efficient petabyte-scale investigations with no retention limits.

According to a statement, the partnership includes go-to-market alignment designed to accelerate customer time to value through simplified integration and report templates, covering common analytics use cases.

Lacework is also a founding member of the Powered by Snowflake program that launched in June 2021.

The program is designed to accelerate the delivery of differentiated applications on Snowflake by supporting developers across all stages of the application journey in Snowflake’s Data Cloud.

Today there are more than 100 ‘Powered by’ partners, including founding members BlackRock, Lacework, OppLoans and Observe.

In late 2020, Snowflake participated in Lacework’s $525 million Series C financing. The new chapter in the Lacework and Snowflake partnership aims to make it easier for multi-cloud, data-intensive organisations to power an effective security data lake in Snowflake with the visibility and security intelligence from Lacework, the companies state.

Snowflake SVP of product Christian Kleinerman says, “With more business critical workloads moving to the cloud, security visibility in those cloud environments is no longer a nice to have - it’s an imperative.

"Lacework’s unique security insights become even more powerful when analysed in the customer’s Snowflake security data lake, allowing stakeholders within and outside the security organisation to gain timely and actionable insights into their cloud environments, compliance risks, and ultimately their business.”

Lacework chairman and co-CEO David Hatfield says, “A big part of what makes this partnership so powerful is our shared, data-driven DNA.

"Partnering with an industry leader like Snowflake, whose revolutionary Data Cloud is breaking the mould, truly validates our thesis at Lacework: security is a data problem.

"More and more frequently, security has become a boardroom discussion, and business leaders need an effective way to show progress against their security posture.

"This partnership enables our customers to not just show that progress, but unlocks value so meaningful they can bet their business on it.”

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