CrowdStrike vs. Lacework

Don’t settle for an incomplete cloud security point product that can’t stop breaches effectively.

A leader with the best “Strategy"

See the results for the 2024 Forrester Wave™ for Cloud Workload Security.

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Why customers choose CrowdStrike vs. Lacework

Lacework An incomplete CNAPP

  • ×Missing critical cloud security capabilities
  • ×CWP agent lacks runtime prevention, critical for real-time response
  • ×No ASPM means reduced visibility in cloud applications and missing business context
  • ×Lacks native security modules needed for critical alert context and attack path analysis (EDR, identity, threat intel, exposure management)

The CrowdStrike difference

CrowdStrike The industry’s most complete CNAPP

CrowdStrike Falcon® Cloud Security integrates all aspects of cloud security — CWP, CSPM, CIEM, CDR, and ASPM — into a unified console, enhancing threat visibility and correlation across cloud, endpoint, identity, and more. Choose CrowdStrike for complete attack path analysis and quicker investigations.

Mercury Financial

89 %

faster cloud detection and response1

Lacework Lacks prevention capabilities, can’t stop breaches

  • ×No runtime prevention capabilities to stop in-progress attacks
  • ×No ability to terminate malicious container processes or quarantine files after initial detection
  • ×Customers need to rely on third-party tools for incident response

The CrowdStrike difference

CrowdStrike Built to stop breaches

CrowdStrike’s advanced runtime protection capabilities are built on the same unified agent as our leading EDR and identity protection. The Falcon agent delivers deep visibility, detection, and real-time response across the entire cloud-native stack, including all workloads, containers, and Kubernetes.

Customer assessment

780 hrs

saved per year by avoiding cloud breach response1

Lacework Incomplete CDR and lacks expert services

  • ×No in-house managed cloud threat hunting
  • ×No in-house managed services, widening the skills gaps for customers
  • ×No Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR), penetration testing, or adversary emulation, yielding ineffective response
  • ×Their fragmented security coverage gives limited visibility across non-cloud environments, resulting in a disjointed security strategy that may leave critical assets vulnerable
  • ×No integrated threat intelligence, leaving customers unprepared for today’s sophisticated attacks

The CrowdStrike difference

CrowdStrike The complete cloud security solution

CrowdStrike is the only CDR that unifies world-class threat intelligence and elite 24/7 managed services with complete, industry-leading cloud security. CrowdStrike’s integrated threat intelligence tracks 230+ adversaries, providing a comprehensive understanding of a wide array of potential threats, enabling organizations to anticipate and respond to attacks more effectively.

Customer assessment

75 %

reduction in mean-time-to-remediate with CrowdStrike’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service1

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Lacework

Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)

The industry’s most complete CNAPP

The industry’s only CNAPP that natively integrates CDR, CWP, CSPM, CIEM, and ASPM in a single, unified platform.

An incomplete CNAPP

Inadequate CNAPP lacks critical cloud security features, such as runtime prevention, cloud application visibility, and software composition analysis to examine software components in order to identify and manage vulnerabilities discovered.

Runtime Protection

Comprehensive runtime protection

The Falcon agent delivers deep visibility, detection, and real-time response across the entire cloud-native stack, including all workloads, containers, and Kubernetes applications to prevent cloud-based threats.

Immature, visibility-only agent

Lacework’s runtime protection capabilities are limited to alerting only for Linux workloads, leaving customers unable to stop initial intrusion or ongoing attacks.

Cloud Detection and Response (CDR)

The new standard in CDR

Unrivaled protection, unifying the world’s most complete CNAPP with pioneering adversary intelligence and elite 24/7 services to shut down cloud breaches.

No in-house services for CDR

Lacework has no professional or managed services offerings, leaving customers with potential skills gaps in implementation, threat hunting, incident investigation, and response.

Threat Intelligence

World-class threat intelligence

CrowdStrike was named a Leader in External Threat Intelligence Services, with the highest ranking of all vendors in the Current Offering category. Full alert context and advanced detections defeats adversaries proactively.

Limited intelligence means ineffective response

Lacework has no integrated threat intelligence, leaving SOC unprepared to defend against modern adversaries. Lacework has no threat actor profiles, adversary tactic discovery or documented IOCs.

Analyst Validation

Poor analyst results

Lacework was only a “Contender” in the Forrester Wave™: Cloud Workload Security, Q1 2024. They were excluded entirely from the Gartner MQ for EPP and Forrester Waves for Threat Intel and MDR because they don’t offer these solutions, exposing significant gaps in their offerings.

Platform Consolidation

Unified security means better outcomes, and lower TCO

Simplify and economize. CrowdStrike reduces complexity and saves you money by providing a single, unified console designed for consolidation. Get access to world-class solutions across cloud, endpoint, identity, exposure management, next-gen SIEM, data protection, and IT automation all within the Falcon platform.

Disparate point products add complexity and cost

Lacework is a standalone point product with no ability to consolidate critical security products like endpoint, cloud, exposure management and next-gen SIEM, driving up cost for customers and creating significant visibility and alert context gaps.

Generative AI

Accelerate SecOps with Charlotte AI

CrowdStrike enhances the analyst experience at every stage by leveraging AI and machine learning. This includes high-fidelity ML-powered classification from sensor to cloud, cross-domain behavioral analysis at runtime, and GenAI-assisted workflows to accelerate investigation and response.

Slow, manual operations

The scope of Lacework’s AI/ML is limited to cloud assets and often results in a high rate of false positives, complicating the analyst’s work experience and delaying effective response.

Validated by industry leading analysts

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Leader in Forrester Wave: Cloud Workload Security

CrowdStrike is rated as having the strongest strategy of all vendors.

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Leader in Forrester Wave: Managed Detection and Response

CrowdStrike is rated as having the strongest strategy of all vendors.

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Leader in Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

CrowdStrike is positioned highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision.

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Leader in Forrester Wave: External Threat Intelligence Service Providers

CrowdStrike positioned highest for current offering and furthest for strategy.

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Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Risk-Based Vulnerability Management Platforms 2023 Vendor Assessment

CrowdStrike named one of only four “Leaders”.

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23,000+ customers trust CrowdStrike to protect what matters most

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security helps us swiftly assess our environment, address gaps, and respond in real-time.

Anthony Cunha

Mercury Financial

By giving us end-to-end protection, CrowdStrike has helped us build a culture of security.

Alex Arango

Mercury Financial

With CrowdStrike, we can remediate any cloud intrusion in less than 16 minutes, which puts our minds at ease, while ensuring a great user experience for our clients.

Kevin Tsuei

Commercial Bank of California

CrowdStrike’s CNAPP provides a deep and accurate view of the cloud threat landscape that we believe sets them apart from the competition.

David Worthington

Jemena

CrowdStrike extending the Falcon platform to support CNAPP provides comprehensive cloud security with threat hunting capabilities that no other vendor can match.

Jason Waits

Inductive Automation

CrowdStrike is the star of the show in our security operations center. Our detection dashboard shows us anything CrowdStrike deems malicious, be it a cloud worker node or endpoint, giving us end-to-end visibility and protection.

Matt Bellingeri

CoreWeave

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security addresses critical cybersecurity challenges by providing real-time threat detection, rapid response capabilities, and seamless integration. This proactive approach enhances our overall security posture, safeguarding digital assets and ensuring a robust defense against evolving threats.

Murari S.

AWS Marketplace

CrowdStrike Cloud Security has enabled more profound insights and visibility into processes running within our cloud infrastructure. The product and the people at CrowdStrike have both helped drive value by highlighting what may be a true risk and fine-tuning the alerting thresholds of what should be allowed and disallowed to run on our systems.

Matthew B., CISO

G2

What I like best about CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security is its advanced threat detection capabilities. The platform’s machine learning algorithms and behavioural analytics are highly effective in identifying and preventing various cyber threats, including malware and ransomware. This level of protection has been instrumental in safeguarding our organisation’s sensitive data and assets.

Verified User

G2

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security is a great tool with advance threat detection technique.

Verified User in Information Technology and Services

G2

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security has user friendly UI and it provides detailed information about incidents and potential threats. It can be easily implemented and scaled with the organisation’s needs as its integrated with many other security tools. Have got a responsive customer support with 24/7 assistance for critical alerts.

Verified User in Marketing and Advertising

G2

Falcon Cloud Security provides real-time visibility into the security posture of endpoints, servers, and cloud workloads. Security teams can monitor activities, track vulnerabilities, and respond to threats in a timely manner.

Verified User in Telecommunications

G2

An all-in-one solution for Azure and AWS makes CrowdStrike stands out. The only platform that prevents misconfigurations and runtime gaps.

Verified User in Food & Beverages

G2

The real-time visibility and proactive threat-hunting features have provided invaluable insights and enabled us to respond swiftly to potential security incidents. The scalability and ease of use of CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security are significant upsides, allowing for seamless deployment and management across our endpoints. Overall, the platform has proven to be a reliable and robust solution in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Verified User in Logistics and Supply Chain

G2

CrowdStrike Falcon cloud security offers several features including real time threat detection and response, advanced AI threat detection analysis and cloud native architecture for scalability and agility.

Verified User in Information Technology and Services

G2

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security has a user friendly UI and it provides detailed information about incidents and potential threats. It can be easily implemented and scaled with the organisation’s needs as its integrated with many other security tools. Responsive customer support with 24/7 assistance for critical alerts.

Verified User in Marketing and Advertising

G2

[Falcon Cloud Security] ​​provides the needed visibility for critical misconfigurations and detections of Indicators of attacks. This helps in better detection and proper visibility over the traffic.

Verified User in Computer & Network Security

G2

What I like best about CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security is its advanced threat detection capabilities. The platform’s machine learning algorithms and behavioural analytics are highly effective in identifying and preventing various cyber threats, including malware and ransomware. This level of protection has been instrumental in safeguarding our organisation’s sensitive data and assets.

Verified User in Logistics and Supply Chain

G2

With CrowdStrike Cloud Security implemented across our entire cloud environment, we now have a trusted sense of what is going on 24/7 with continuous monitoring + CrowStrike’s Overwatch. It is also reassuring that we can automatically prevent/kill any processes which are deemed to be anomalous and/or suspicious behavior.

Matthew B., CISO

G2

We have prevented cyber attacks that would have impacted our business had we not been using [Falcon Cloud Security]. This is extremely valuable software that has saved our company significant resources – both dollars & IT man hours.

Verified User in Wholesale

G2

As organizations keep moving to a more cloud-based approach, maintaining the security posture has become a significant challenge. To overcome this problem, the CrowdStrike Cloud security platform is the one you need. It provides greater visibility and one of the fastest threat detection and response to remediate any adversary action.

Verified User in Information Technology and Services

G2

The reputation of CS and the depth of threat detections that [Falcon Cloud Security] provides has been very revealing (even from someone who is familiar with their EDR sensor from a previous traditional windows environment). With container coverage extending into the static image and (the recently added) dynamic container assessment CS continues to provide excellent value for money.

Robin C.

G2

1. These numbers are projected estimates of average benefit based on recorded metrics provided by customers during pre-sale motions that compare the value of CrowdStrike with the customer’s incumbent solution. Actual realized value will depend on individual customer’s module deployment and environment.