The Latest Twistlock Platform Update Adds Forensics and More


Twistlock today announced the release of Twistlock 2.5, the 14th major release of its flagship platform. The company is known for container and cloud native security solutions. This update adds real-time incident response and forensics functions to the platform. Users can take advantage of automated forensic data collection and correlation across cloud environments with no resource overhead.

“As more of our customers scale out their cloud native environments, they’re finding that traditional forensic solutions don’t keep up – they’re not built for microservices, and the resource load needed to effectively collect and surface data slows down the production environment,” said Twistlock CTO John Morello. “With the new forensic capabilities in Twistlock 2.5, we’re providing a fully cloud native approach that captures and stores forensic data pre-attack in a lightweight, decentralized fashion that can scale with even the most complex environment – yet still surface actionable signals in real-time.”

Customers using AWS Fargate can protect their containers with Twistlock’s centralized policy creation and automated enforcement.  This allows security teams to enforce security policy from the same console used to protect the rest of the cloud native environment.

2.5 also introduces the general availability of Twistlock’s runtime defense for serverless functions. This release allows teams to build applications on a serverless environment with security help from Twistlock. Since many customers began using their platform for Kubernetes and containers, long-term serverless plans can be accomplished without the stress of losing a security provider.

Twistlock has been improving its platform regularly with new releases and functionality across cloud computing. Containers have long been tied to DevOps, due to their viability in faster application releases. Unfortunately, DevOps has often led to a lack of security best practices.

Taking time away from development to manually monitor every change in code contradicts the key benefits of container workloads. Twistlock covers the entire development and deployment life cycle. The entire cycle needs protection, as any vulnerability can lead to problems.