Even though it is only March, 2016 has been an extremely exciting year for Twistlock. Our Container Security Suite, after we announced its general availability in November 2015, has seen strong adoption in the market. The product is now deployed at leading financial services, insurance, healthcare centers, as well as in highly secured military and defense environments.
We are particularly proud of the deployment successes with some of the most complex customer environments in the world. Our technologies are deployed at several government agencies for whom security is of the uttermost concern. For these customers, some of the new Docker-ized applications run in a complete air-gapped environment. This means that the operation of our product must not rely on having a live Internet connection. Our engineers worked closely with the customer’s SecOps team to make that happen – we are proud to say that air-gapped deployments is one of the models that we can now support with confidence.
Another customers of ours has an extensive deployment on AWS. On top of that, they have a complicated DevOps environment where multiple groups are touching the same distributed application. They needed a sophisticated access control capability to control Docker usage that not only takes roles and groups into consideration, but also container and system context. We were able to adapt our access control rule engine to fit their needs, which included several advanced and unique usage scenarios. This customer, after the initial deployment success within an isolated application, rolled us to out to enterprise wide — Twistlock is now protecting this customer’s crown jewel services. You can read more about our customer success stories here.
The early customer successes led to an accelerated business momentum. So far, we have surpassed the revenue goal for the first half of the year, delivering sales far above planned expectations. We also have garnered quite a few awards along the way: We made Momentum partner’s 2016 Cybersecurity watch list, and DarkReading’s Top 20 CyberSecurity firms to watch for 2016. In addition, we were selected by CRN as one of the Top 10 Coolest Startups of 2015 and a finalist by SC Magazine for Best Emerging Technology Award. We also received Virtualization Review’s Editor’s Choice Award.
That’s not all, I have two other exciting pieces of news to share today:
The Twistlock team is expanding! We are excited to announce that Jacinta Tobin has joined the executive team as Twistlock’s Chief Revenue Officer and Gene Kim is now a strategic advisor to the company.
Jacinta is one of the most successful high tech sales executives in the field. She came to us with over 20 years of experience driving hyper-growth sales organizations. Most recently, Jacinta led sales and biz-dev leadership positions at Norse and Cloudmark, building world-class sales teams and innovative go-to-market strategies. She is known for her customer-focused execution, which has consistently delivered results to help Fortune 500 customers and large operators achieve technology visions and goals. Jacinta will oversee global sales and market expansion strategies for Twistlock.
In addition, we brought on Gene Kim as a strategic advisor to the company. Gene brings a unique blend of experiences in entrepreneurship, security innovations and DevOps thought leadership. Gene was the co-founder and CTO of Tripwire. A prominent researcher and authority in DevOps and security, Gene has studied high-performing IT Operations extensively. His writings, including “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” and “The Visible Ops Handbook” are widely read by DevOps and IT ops worldwide and made Gene a trusted advisor to many. Gene will advise us on our product direction, as well as serve as a sounding board for the company’s overall strategies.
The addition of Jacinta and Gene comes at an important moment as we start to expand our market presence and the breadth of our offerings after our initial momentum in the market. The next phase of our execution will be critical to the long-term success of the company. We look forward to working with them both and leverage their vast expertise to enable innovations and continued success for our customers.
We also continue to execute our partnership strategies with some of the largest cloud platform providers. Google Cloud Platform’s Container Engine and the Amazon EC2 Container Registry Service are two of these partners. Our engineers work closely with the Google and AWS teams to further strategic integration with these platforms. Our head of R&D, Dima Stopel, recently presented at AWS’ Container Day in Tel Aviv. In addition, we are co-hosting a “Container Security Summit” with Google and Intel in April with some of the biggest thought leaders in the Container ecosystem.
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