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Friday, October 15 2021 - 00:00
Lacework(R) expands into ANZ market to empower security and developer teams with a simpler, smarter cloud security platform
SYDNEY, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Lacework ( 
), the data-driven security platform for the cloud, today announced a global 
business expansion into Australia and New Zealand. Led by newly-appointed ANZ 
General Manager and industry veteran Graham Pearson, the local team has grown 
to 23 people since June and quickly signed several foundational customers.

Lacework's security and compliance offerings aim to serve the needs of 
developers building solutions in the cloud as well as security teams. Lacework 
is built to help organisations overcome the challenges of increasing data 
volumes, and replaces fragmented security solutions with a best-of-breed, 
easy-to-use platform. With ANZ currently facing a significant digital skills 
gap, automated security solutions are perfectly positioned to support 
overstretched IT and security teams.

"Lacework has changed the game when it comes to security. What sets our 
platform apart is the thesis that security is, at its heart, a data problem," 
said Pearson. "By focusing first on what is normal rather than establishing 
rules, our customers can consolidate many bespoke tools into fewer alerts, 
simplify management and automate security policy. It is easier, smarter, comes 
with zero implementation cost, and requires minimal people to run it. It's a 
CISO's best friend."

Launched in 2015, Lacework enables organisations to both see and understand 
cloud changes at scale, without requiring manual interventions or rule writing. 
As the cloud continues to grow in terms of complexity and capabilities, it also 
creates new opportunities for attackers. Lacework's cloud security platform - 
anchored by Polygraph(R), a proprietary learning algorithm - solves data 
problems in a way uniquely suited for cloud environments. 

As part of Lacework's expansion into Australia and New Zealand, Pearson -- who 
has led in-region development for AT&T(R) Cybersecurity and Okta(R) -- will 
helm the ANZ team as Vice President and General Manager. He is joined by a 
group of well-regarded industry leaders. 

This expansion follows nine straight quarters of sequential revenue growth for 
Lacework, including the company's best quarter to date in Q2 of this year. 
Lacework also raised $525 million in funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and 
other top tier investors in January. 

Lacework plans to hire additional staff in 2022, and the ANZ team will serve as 
a launchpad for further growth across Asia-Pacific over the next 12-18 months.

"We have hired a strong local team and hope to continue to attract the best IT 
talent in our region to support our growth plans," Pearson said.

The ANZ Lacework team will be working across four go-to-market streams - direct 
business, Reseller, MSSP (managed security service) and Partners, including 
Google(R), AWS(R), Azure(R), Katana1 ( 
) and CTRL Group ( 

"Cloud customers are laser focused on what they do. They expect the same from 
us," said Ross Ogilvie, Director, Katana1. "Katana1's focus is data. Lacework 
shifts our data security practice into a new dimension. Lacework to security is 
what HyperLoop will be to trains. Better. Faster. Efficient."

About Lacework

Lacework is the data-driven security platform for the cloud. The Lacework Cloud 
Security Platform, powered by Polygraph, automates cloud security at scale so 
our customers can innovate with speed and safety. Only Lacework can collect, 
analyze, and accurately correlate data across an organization's AWS, Azure, 
GCP, and Kubernetes environments, and narrow it down to the handful of security 
events that matter. Customers all over the globe depend on Lacework to drive 
revenue, bring products to market faster and safer and consolidate point 
security solutions into a single platform. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in 
San Jose, Calif., with offices all over the world, Lacework is backed by 
leading investors like Sutter Hill Ventures, Altimeter Capital, Liberty Global 
Ventures, and Snowflake Ventures, among others. Get started at 

Lacework(R) and Polygraph(R) are registered trademarks of Lacework, Inc. All 
other trademarks or names referenced in this document are the property of their 
respective owners.

SOURCE:  Lacework

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