By launching its cloud security platform, which is based on the functional bricks of the start- up Française Sqreen, acquired last spring, Datadog brings an agnostic approach to cybersecurity for IT, developer and operational teams.
Security testing functions provide protection against intrusions into the various layers of the information system. (credit: Datadog)
Specialized in the monitoring of cloud and containerized environments, Datadog has positioned itself in the growth market cybersecurity. For this, it relied on the technological assets inherited from the French start-up Sqreen, acquired last spring. Almost all of the hundred or so people working for the start-up jumped into the Datadog wagon, which thus offers its historical clients a full entry into DevSecOps. Concentrated on the detection and management of production events, performance and anomalies affecting both infrastructure (systems, servers, etc.) and applications, the publisher is now putting more string in place. its functional bow.
The supplier's Cloud Security Platform solution must meet multiple cybersecurity, incident detection and understanding needs for operational teams, IT and developers.Compared to traditional SIEM solutions, Datadog's position in security is to address very broad event monitoring, from production to cloud systems as well as virtualized and containerized environments. Until then in beta, the different functional bricks aggregated in Datadog's Cloud Security Platform are now offered to all users in a stable and finalized version (general availibility). This DevSecOps-oriented "full stack" approach makes it possible to link the various functional bricks together and provide elements of understanding, contextualization, investigation and recommendations to protect its systems, infrastructures and data.
Coherent and highly integrated bricks
The different bricks range from CSPM (cloud security posture management), to risk management and compliance to configuration issues, including cl workload securityoud. "We are also on the application layer with the dry app which monitors apps, websites and APIs", explained Pierre Betouin, head of security products at Datadog and former co-CEO of Sqreen alongside Jean- Baptiste Aviat. "The interest of the full stack security approach is to see unique investigations and recommendations". Cloud Security Platform is also characterized by the consistency of the interactions between each of the bricks with operations of feeding and indexing of cyber events. "Each product is unique and responds to specific problems, but the sum of the products is very highly and automatically integrated", specifies Pierre Betouin.
In terms of differentiating, Datadog relies on its expertise in the field of the management and monitoring of events related to IT systems and infrastructures as well as to environments and development platforms for its cyber offer. In terms of pricingcation, Datadog does not specify a range for its Cloud Security Platform, but some module prices that make it up are however public: $ 15 per host per month for Cloud Workload Security, from $ 7.5 (CSPM) and 0.2 $ per GB of logs analyzed (Security Monitoring).