Lacework, which offers cloud safety instruments for the cloud, containers, and DevOps groups, has raised $1.3 billion in new funding. The corporate closed a $525 million funding spherical again in January, lower than a yr in the past.
The speedy enlargement of cloud functions and workloads means cloud safety is basically a knowledge downside, Lacework says. Safety wants to think about the large scale of information of uncovered within the cloud, quickly evolving applied sciences, and versatile infrastructure. Lacework automates the method of gathering and analyzing huge quantities of information flowing by way of the cloud platform.
The Lacework Cloud Safety Platform collects, analyzes, and compiles safety and menace information for anomaly detection, occasion and alert visualization, and compliance. The platform’s machine studying engine analyzes the info to determine probably the most essential occasions that want consideration.
Lacework’s ecosystem contains infrastructure-as-code, steady integration/steady supply, and workflow integrations equivalent to Kubernetes, Terraform, and Jira, in addition to partnerships with main suppliers together with Snowflake, New Relic, Amazon Internet Companies, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.
Lacework has been on a funding streak – with 5 separate funding rounds since 2015 – and the Collection D funding places Lacework at a $8.3 billion valuation. Lacework co-CEO David Hatfield advised Reuters the corporate is exploring totally different routes to go public, together with a standard preliminary public providing or a direct itemizing.
The newest funding might be used to increase go-to-market methods and additional product growth, Lacework says. There are additionally plans to “pursue further strategic acquisitions.” Earlier this week, Lacework acquired cloud infrastructure administration firm Soluble
for an undisclosed quantity. The Soluble acquisition will increase Lacework’s automation capabilities and add extra safety instruments earlier within the software program supply course of.