How Orca Security Compares to Aqua Security

Simple deployment, comprehensive visibility

With Orca Security, a simple, 3-step configuration enables you to get up & running quickly. Our agentless approach ensures that all the workloads in the cloud account are discovered and assessed without having to deploy additional agents or configure additional scanners. Within hours, you have visibility that goes broad & deep while providing context that shows how an attacker might connect the disparate pieces from an exposed endpoint to critical data.

The agentless security pioneer

Orca’s patent-pending SideScanning technology quickly and easily scans all of your Linux and Windows workloads, including cloud VMs, containers and Kubernetes applications, and serverless functions, without the need to deploy and update agents like Aqua’s Enforcer and without the risk of injecting agents into critical workloads. This provides you with instant-on security and complete coverage for all your workloads and applications that Aqua can’t match. Within the Orca UI, you can view detailed risk prioritization information about all of your assets with context to understand your greatest risks and the impact to your business.

A unified data model

The Orca Platform brings all of your data into a unified, easily-queryable location. With Orca’s Unified Data Model, you can view assets, compliance status, risks, and security incidents from one dashboard, giving you deep visibility and context.

Focus on critical threats

Orca combines data in the Unified Data Model to deliver Attack Path Analysis, showing you where a combination of risks may lead to access to crown jewels like PII.  This allows you to focus on the threats & alerts that matter most instead of trying to solve everything all the time. 



Easy Onboarding

Simple 3-step activation model scans your cloud accounts, assets, workloads, data, and identities across multiple clouds without having to deploy agents

A Patchwork of Options

Requires configuration of multiple piece, including deploying different agents for different workloads and configuring scanners to ensure visibility

Asset Inventory


Continuously monitor public cloud services and configurations, entitlements and identities, workloads and applications, all from a single dashboard


Separate views for critical parts of the product due to separation between CSPM, CWPP, and shift-left functionality



100+ compliance frameworks with all data and policies shown in a single dashboard for seamless reporting

Separated & Limited

No common data plane between cloud & workload assessment. Far fewer frameworks means more work for compliance teams

Attack Path Analysis

Automated and Interactive

Interactive dashboard, with automated impact score, surfaces toxic combinations of risks so teams can prioritize and fix the top 1% of issues. All risks mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK framework


No visibility into the complete attack path from exposed endpoint to sensitive data

PII Detection

Seamless and Comprehensive

Automatic detection of PII across all cloud resources


No classification of data, making it far more difficult to find critical risks

Malware Scanning


Signature and heuristic-based detection

Requires External Service & Subscription

Built-in malware scanning is by hash only. In order to apply heuristic-based detections, images must be uploaded to an external service (Dynamic Threat Analysis)

Shift Left Security

Unified with Context

One CLI and dedicated Shift Left Dashboard for viewing all of your container image and IaC scans. Unified policy management of all your CI/CD policies

Fragmented Capabilities

Disintegrated capabilities from FlawCheck and Accurics. Lack of unified policy engine spanning code to runtime

API Security

Simple and Comprehensive

Automated inventory of all interconnected APIs and web domains. Capabilities integrated with agentless SideScanning technology, nothing new to activate. Prioritize risks, including external exposure, mapped to OWASP API Security Top 10 and contextualized with all other risks


No assessment of deployed API endpoints leaves you guessing about the potential risk

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