- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Cloud Security
- Cybersecurity Services
Datadog is a monitoring and security platform service for cloud applications. Thousands of customers rely on Datadog to see metrics and events from software across their DevOps stack, such as cloud and security monitoring, alerts, logs, and more. Founded in 2010, the company rapidly scaled to serve its global customers by embracing the value of modern engineering and architecture practices.
As the organization continued to grow, Datadog’s security team knew that their homegrown application security tools would not scale at the rate required to support a rapidly growing customer base. Adopting a WAF was the next move, but Datadog required one that provided flexibility in modern cloud architectures, supported a rapid CI/CD pipeline’s code changes and deployments without extensive tuning, and didn’t unnecessarily consume resources across security, SRE, and development teams.
Datadog is an observability service for cloud-scale applications, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services, through a SaaS-based data analytics platform.
The Only Next-Gen WAF for Modern Applications
As a leader in the DevOps space, Datadog has championed cloud-native applications built with the latest tools and best practices. Their organization needed a security solution that can easily adapt to their bespoke architectures: Signal Sciences was the only vendor that could keep up with their pace while filling their gaps.
Low TCO with No Tuning or Maintenance
Datadog delivers on its value proposition—a single pane of glass for all your app monitoring needs—by pushing code dozens of times per day to meet customer needs. The security team knew it would be too difficult for a legacy WAF to understand and tune to the constant changes in their application.
No Performance Impact on Application or Organization
One of the main complaints about legacy WAF is the negative impact across the organization. Whether it’s blocking legitimate users from accessing a site, slowing applications, or using up DevOps resources to triage emergencies, performance issues are a top priority for teams evaluating WAFs. After deploying Signal Sciences, Datadog has reported zero performance issues across the board.
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