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Introduction to Lacework Edge

Welcome to Lacework Edge!

Lacework Edge is a proxy-based, cloud-native platform that takes a risk-based approach to securing your users, devices, applications, and data across your diverse and distributed systems. Lacework Edge assesses the risks in your environments across users, applications, devices, and data, enabling you to understand and remediate those risks.

Aligned with Gartner's Secure Service Edge (SSE) architecture, Lacework Edge enables zero-trust security by serving as an intelligent control panel that securely connects users to applications—internal or external—on any device, over any network. Granular policy configuration enables highly customized access policies based on a wide range of user identity and context, providing enhanced security for organizations.

Lacework Edge integrates with Identity Providers (IdPs) for user and group identity, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools to understand device posture, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for real-time security-related data analysis. Additionally, it supports Mobile Device Management (MDM) tools for remote mobile device management.

The platform offers a range of deployment options to provide secure access to all users and devices:

  • Client Application for sanctioned devices
  • Reverse proxy for unsanctioned devices
  • Browser extensions—including mobile device support—for contractors with BYODs



Use Cases & Concepts

  • Private Access – Enable your users to access the resources they need, while protecting access to your important business applications.
  • Internet Security - Also known as Secure Web Gateway, securing your users access to the public Internet.
  • Data Security - protect against data loss or exposure, including rules for exposing data on external sites.
  • Risk - Learn how Lacework Edge can determine the risk that users and devices present, allowing you to mitigate this risk.

Platform Breakdown

UI Elements

  • Alerts – Determine what to alert on and how to notify of alerts.
  • Analytics – Build custom views for your analysts and admins, using existing cards or creating new ones.
  • Resources – Define the resources to make available to your Lacework Edge end-users.
  • Policies – Define the policies and workflows that determine your end-users access and routing.
  • Activities - Perform analysis of events and behavior of your users as they use the Edge platform.
  • Organization – Administer non-application resources of the Lacework Edge platform—Devices, Documents, Lists, Users & Groups.

Core Components

  • Clients – Install, deploy, and manage the Lacework Edge clients for your end-users.
  • Connectors – Deploy Connectors, which provide access to private and SaaS applications and networks.
  • Integrations – Integrate Lacework Edge with your identity providers, document repositories and event management tools.
  • Interfaces – Use Lacework Edge's available interfaces to configure and manage the platform.
  • Releases – Learn about updates to Lacework Edge in the release notes.