Founders: Vikram Kapoor, Mike Speiser, Sanjay Kalra
CEO: Jay Parikh
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Funding: $1.8 billion
Valuation: $8.3 billion
Key technologies: Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, machine learning, software-defined security
Lacework is a cybersecurity company that relies on a patented form of machine learning built specifically within the cloud to protect an organization from the inside out. This approach provides insights internally to automatically learn patterns, flag deviations and provide alerts at the right time, without wasted time investigating false positives. As the platform ingests more data, it gains a better understanding of normal activities and is able to improve detections of malicious behavior or vulnerabilities. Lacework prides itself on a comprehensive cybersecurity service that can be accessed from a single platform across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud platforms, and it has a recent integration with Snowflake. It competes with companies like publicly traded CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks. Its investors include Altimeter Capital, Tiger Global Management, Morgan Stanley's Counterpoint Global, Franklin Templeton, General Catalyst and Snowflake's venture arm.
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