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Datadog Expands Observability and Security Support for AWS Serverless Workloads

Datadog Expands Observability and Security Support for AWS Serverless Workloads

November 27, 2023

5:00 PM UTC

Published by PR Newswire


LAS VEGAS — Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG), the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, today announced expanded security and observability support for AWS serverless applications built on AWS Lambda and Step Functions services. The functionality announced today at AWS re:Invent helps AWS Lambda and Step Functions users detect security threats, get a high-level overview of how their state machine is performing at a single point in time and monitor services instrumented with OpenTelemetry.

Serverless applications eliminate the need to provision and manage infrastructure components, including servers, databases, queues and containers, so teams can focus on writing code while minimizing their operational overhead. These applications also come with unique challenges as they need to be monitored and secured in different ways than traditional applications. Datadog already provides out-of-the-box observability for AWS serverless applications and today expanded these capabilities to include:

“Datadog helps us detect attacks against our serverless applications and triggers an automated response to block those attempts as they happen,” said Micha Katz, CISO at Yellow Card. “Application Security Management was simple to enable and further configure to meet our needs. It provides an informative, well-organized UI, where we can drill into attack details, trigger additional actions using predefined workflows, and gain important insights that help us calibrate and optimize our detection rules. Additionally, with vulnerability detection and contextualized severity ratings, we can better prioritize our remediation efforts within our service layers.”

“Securing serverless applications can be a unique challenge because they are highly distributed and comprise several ephemeral, stateless components,” said Vikram Varakantam, Senior Director of Product Management at Datadog. “By providing full visibility into serverless applications on AWS Lambda, Datadog Application Security Management’s threat detection capability helps DevOps and security teams understand and prioritize the risks and attacks associated with their serverless applications so that they can work to resolve and mitigate any potential breach.”

These features are available today. If you are attending re:Invent in Las Vegas November 28-30, learn more at booth #732.

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Datadog is the observability and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, log management, real-user monitoring, and many other capabilities to provide unified, real-time observability and security for our customers’ entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior, and track key business metrics.

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