Twistlock, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an enterprise security suite for virtual containers, raised $2.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by YL Ventures.
Founded by Ben Bernstein and Dima Stopel, Twistlock provides a security suite designed to give enterprises the visibility and control they need over their container-based applications and data.
It aims to give enterprises the confidence to adopt container technologies, such as Docker, and deploy them in production environments, without compromising the security of the data they contain. Twistlock understands what’s going on within a container or cluster of containers, giving visibility on who is accessing what and which processes relate to which workloads.
With its security suite, enterprises can monitor both static container images and runtime container applications to identify risks, specify security baselines to ensure the host has been hardened and the application meets certain quality and security standards before it can be pushed into production, protect containers deployed both in the cloud and on-premises in a virtual data center, keep up with the dynamic security concerns associated with the continuous integration of micro services.
The company is also working with the virtual container provider, Docker, and the ecosystem, including major operating system providers (e.g. Microsoft, Redhat), virtual data center providers (e.g. VMware, Microsoft), and cloud service providers (e.g. Google, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace), to improve the overall security of containers through the open source community.
Twistlock currently has no competitors targets enterprises that use container technology as customers. It currently has a team of 10.