As we enter the first days of 2019, it’s a great time to look back at the tremendous momentum we built up at Threat Stack over the last year. We entered 2018 fresh off a new round of funding with a mission 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. We ended the year with a more comprehensive cloud security platform along with strong growth across the business — and plans in place to carry this momentum forward into 2019. None of this has been due to a lucky accident: It’s the direct result of amazing work and dedication from the entire Threat Stack team as we continued our relentless pursuit to deliver the industry’s best cloud security products and services.
Full Stack Cloud Security Observability
The first step along the path to full stack cloud security observability was the introduction of the Threat Stack Cloud SecOps Program℠ in April. As many of our customers like Outreach have realized, this series of services is a complement to our Cloud Security Platform® and was specifically designed to become an extension of internal security and DevOps teams seeking to integrate security and operations without slowing down the speed of business. We have worked hand-in-hand with many customers over the past months to leverage their investment in the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform to provide richer context and deeper visibility into their cloud infrastructure while removing the burden on short-staffed teams.
Throughout the year, our day-to-day work with customers through the Cloud SecOps Program continually detected and mitigated new and sophisticated attack vectors targeting our customers. This enabled us to publish some excellent threat intelligence briefs on sophisticated public cloud breaches and Docker cryptojacking exploits, and we’re looking forward to ramping up our publication of threat intelligence in 2019.
As the Cloud SecOps program kicked off, we were simultaneously hard at work making the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform easier to deploy in container environments. Container adoption reached a fever pitch in 2018, and Threat Stack was committed to ensuring that customers like Lola could deploy containers securely. Over the summer we introduced the ability to deploy Threat Stack as a container and incorporated CIS benchmarks for Kubernetes, which help businesses increase velocity with containers without sacrificing security.
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing security observability across cloud infrastructure, we extended our reach to the application layer with the acquisition of Bluefyre in October. By adding application signals into our foundational cloud telemetry, we’re giving our customers full stack cloud security observability from the control plane to the application layer and enabling a truly unified DevSecOps program.
Accessible, Actionable Intelligence
While these major accomplishments would have been enough for many companies, we were determined to continue our momentum through the end of 2018 and on into 2019. Since Threat Stack’s inception in 2014, we have made great strides towards developing the richest cloud security telemetry in the industry. Now our goal is to make that data more flexible, accessible, and actionable.
We began this phase of our journey with the announcement of our partnership with Red Canary and continued it with the introduction of new product capabilities that give our customers the ability to export Threat Stack’s pre-alert cloud security telemetry directly to Amazon S3 buckets.
The ability to export Threat Stack’s cloud security telemetry directly to S3 buckets will be a fundamental game changer for companies looking to perform advanced analytics such as historical forensics and predictive analytics. Now Threat Stack customers can gain more value from their data by integrating it with other security tools they’re already using, and better correlate contextualized cloud security data with other signals to achieve true security observability.
As we reflect on Threat Stack’s most successful year to date, we are very excited about kicking off 2019 on a high note. There is much more to come in 2019 as we continue to make it easier for customers to gain even greater value from their Threat Stack data by making it more accessible and actionable. As you watch us over the next few months, you can expect lots of exciting product updates, new partnerships, and innovative additions to the Threat Stack portfolio — so stay tuned!
For now, we wish everyone a happy, prosperous, and productive new year.