2019 was a banner year for the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® and Cloud SecOps Program℠. As we stated at the outset of 2019, our mission is to provide customers with the full stack cloud security observability needed to enable DevSecOps and reduce Mean Time To Know (MTTK) for security incidents across diverse cloud infrastructure. Over the past year we took monumental strides against that mission with several key product enhancements designed to help our customers securely scale and grow their cloud environment.
We’ll get into the details on some of the more notable product enhancements below, but in short, Threat Stack has continued to deliver on our promise to customers that we will constantly extend our reach across the entire cloud infrastructure stack while improving our customers’ ability to utilize the unrivaled security telemetry provided by the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform.
By the end of 2019, the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform was the only unified solution that provides customers with contextual insight into every layer of their cloud infrastructure. From the cloud management console, host, containers, orchestration, managed container services, and applications, Threat Stack combines security telemetry from across the entirety of the cloud ecosystem and presents it in a simple, intuitive platform.
It was a busy year on the product development front, and it would take much more than a single blog to discuss the specifics of every product update we released in 2019. So instead, here are a few of the product enhancements we were most proud of in 2019:
- Improved Kubernetes Behavioral Analysis – Introduced a new direct integration with Kubernetes that enables customers to identify signs of risky behavior within Kubernetes environments in real time.
- Introduced Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring – Extended Threat Stack’s security observability to the application layer with proactive risk reduction and real-time attack blocking.
- Expanded Host-Level Insight to Windows Server – Announced an entirely new agent designed for Windows Server OS, enabling Threat Stack customers to achieve full stack security observability across both Linux and Windows environments.
- Enhanced Data Portability – Enriched, normalized pre-alert security telemetry can now be exported directly to customer S3 buckets for additional analysis and integration with other security tools including SIEMs.
- Read/Write API – RESTful endpoints enable configuration of rules, rulesets, integration and workflow integration.
- Announced Support for AWS Fargate – Introduced support for AWS Fargate at the infrastructure and application layer to extend security observability to managed container services.
- Achieved AWS Container Competency – Recognized as an AWS Partner Network member with a speciality in container security, validating Threat Stack’s ability to provide the core container security and compliance needs to enhance customers’ ability to run workloads in containers.
If you look closely at this list of key product updates, you’ll notice a trend: They run across every layer of the cloud infrastructure stack. While many vendors focus on a single aspect of your infrastructure and expect you to do the work of connecting the dots between various point solutions, Threat Stack does that work on your behalf by providing full stack security observability in a single interface.
As the team goes full steam ahead in 2020, our mission has not changed. We will continue to innovate and provide customers with the full stack cloud security observability needed to enable DevSecOps and reduce Mean Time To Know (MTTK) for security incidents across diverse cloud infrastructure. We’re looking forward to sharing more details on what that will mean for the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform in 2020. Stay tuned!