Introducing Brian Ahern as Threat Stack’s New Chairman & CEO

Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Ahern as our new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer here at Threat Stack. Passionate about building companies around disruptive technologies, Brian comes to Threat Stack from Industrial Defender, a global leader in cybersecurity, compliance and change management solutions for industrial control systems, where he was Founder and CEO.

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Our 2014 Retrospective

As we prepare to move across the muddy Charles River from Cambridge to our new offices in Boston’s Innovation District, I find myself reflecting on our incredible progress in 2014. From RSA in February to AWS re:Invent in November, it has truly been a whirlwind highlighted by the awesome people that make up Threat Stack including our team, investors, partners, and most importantly, our customers. Thanks to all! So, what did we get done in 2014?

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We’ve Raised $5M in Funding To Further Protect Cloud Environments From Intrusions & Data Loss

We’re thrilled to announce today that we have raised an additional $5M in funding from Atlas Venture and .406 Ventures. The funding will be used to further develop and commercialize our cloud security monitoring service, which officially launched last month, and expand our footprint with customers using Amazon Web Services.

This announcement comes right on the heels of our highly successful and over subscribed beta program and officially launching on-stage in November at Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogel’s Start-up Launch keynote during the AWS re:Invent Conference.

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Announcements and Highlights: Threat Stack at AWS re:Invent 2014

We just returned from a great week in Las Vegas, NV for the AWS re:Invent Conference. The conference brought together over 13,500 developers, architects and many other technical users of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure for an intensive four-day event. It is the year’s top spot to dive deep into the most pressing AWS topics and issues as well as learn about new services and brings the entire AWS ecosystem together.

Threat Stack at AWS re:Invent

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It’s Here! Threat Stack Launches Out of Beta at AWS re:Invent

Today we’re extremely excited to announce the general availability of Threat Stack!

Right on the heels of our successful beta program with hundreds of active users, and a very busy summer that included shipping many new features, hiring key members of our executive team, and participating in several major AWS events, we have officially launched our service at the AWS re:Invent Conference. We are thrilled and honored that Threat Stack, among just a handful of other companies, was selected by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to join Amazon’s CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels, on stage during his Start-up Launch Keynote to introduce our services to the entire AWS community.

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Threat Stack Heats Up: Closing In On Redefining Cloud Security

This summer, despite the absolutely perfect weather here in Boston, we’ve spared no time and hunkered down to keep building and shipping new features, focusing in on top AWS community events, hiring several truly awesome people, and much more.

As the summer comes to a close, we’d like to give you a quick update on what we’ve been up to here at Threat Stack.
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Behavioral Threat Monitoring Without Models

One of the great things about the cloud is the ability for companies to grow and shrink their infrastructure elastically to meet varying levels of demand. What many people don’t think about is how to secure this sprawl of cloud compute instances. As new systems are deployed, how do you enforce a policy on them? How do you look for anomalous behavior when an instance hasn’t been up long enough to determine a baseline?

Cloud Sight has solved this problem from day 1 with our policy framework. Our policies encompass all attributes of an instance’s security posture: alert rules, file integrity rules, firewall rules, so many rules! But also, each policy has a unique, learned behavioral model associated with it. For example, an Apache web server process doesn’t usually fork /bin/sh. When our agent is activated, the instance’s baseline is already established from its peers which enables us to immediately start monitoring for anomalies.

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Threat Stack Funded to Secure Cloud Infrastructure, Names Doug Cahill as CEO

As the first provider of continuous monitoring for elastic infrastructure, we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised an additional $2.7M in capital from Atlas Venture and .406 Ventures, bringing total amount raised to $4M.  The new funding will be used to commercialize our flagship service, Cloud Sight™, which is currently in beta.

Cloud Sight provides cloud servers with comprehensive protection, detection and response against malicious threats.  It delivers continuous security monitoring to protect cloud-based, elastic infrastructures from intrusion and compromise.  As a native cloud-built platform, Cloud Sight employs a big data architecture that auto-scales; and its DevOps deployable lightweight agent requires very little computational resource.

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