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Twistlock: Promising a New Generation of Security for a Cloud-Native World

An Intellyx Brain Candy Update

Enterprise organizations are reaching an inflection point. As they seek to digitally transform, they are facing a no-win situation. Secure their environments traditionally, but at the cost of the speed that digital transformation demands — or move at velocity, but sacrifice security. The reason, according to Twistlock, is that the traditional approaches to manual security policy creation and enforcement just cannot keep up as organizations adopt containers, microservices, and other cloud-native approaches.

The company believes, however, that this inflection point offers an opportunity to reimagine security for this dynamic and fast-moving world. Twistlock provides what they claim is a unified security platform for modern applications. It uses behavioral analysis and machine learning to automatically create and enforce security policies with each new software build.

Integrating vulnerability data from thirty-five data sources, combined with its own proprietary research, the company’s aim is to eliminate false positives and — rather than merely ‘shifting security left’ — make security a continuous and pervasive part of every build.

Moreover, the company claims that its approach turns traditional approaches upside down. Rather than relying on blacklist approaches, which it believes organizations cannot keep up-to-date, the company creates dynamic whitelists by combining behavioral analysis and machine learning on an app-by-app basis. Finally, the company integrates security into the development and deployment tools that enterprises are already using to make securing applications an automatic and fluid motion in the development and deployment process.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC.Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.