SOURCE: Twistlock


March 28, 2016 08:00 ET

Twistlock Announces Accelerated Business Momentum, Expands Executive Team Amidst Multiple Industry Accolades

Company Appoints Dr. Gene Kim to Advisory Board and Taps Jacinta Tobin for Chief Revenue Officer Role

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 28, 2016) - Twistlock, the leading provider of virtual container security solutions, today announced that its business momentum heading into 2016 has surpassed the company's revenue goal for the first half of the year, delivering sales far above planned expectations. The company also announced the appointment of Gene Kim as a strategic advisor and Jacinta Tobin as Chief Revenue Officer.

Twistlock's Container Security Suite has experienced strong adoption since the company announced its general availability in November 2015. The product is now deployed at leading financial services, insurance, healthcare centers, as well as in highly secured military and defense environments.

This momentum has resulted in numerous prestigious industry acknowledgements; Twistlock has been named a "CyberSecurity company to watch in 2016" by both Dark Reading and Momentum Partners. SC Magazine selected Twistlock as a finalist for the prestigious "Best Emergent Technology" Award. The company received Virtualization Review's Editor's Choice Award, and was named as one of CRN's Top 10 Coolest Security Startups of 2015.

Today, the company announced the appointment of Gene Kim, an award-winning CTO, researcher, and author, and a prominent authority in DevOps and security, as a strategic advisor. Kim was the co-founder and CTO of Tripwire, and co-authored "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" and the upcoming "DevOps Handbook." Kim will advise the company on its product direction, as well as serve as a sounding board for the company's overall strategies.

"Driven by the need for increased agility, containers and DevOps are increasingly being used by large, complex organizations, across all industry verticals. There is the potential to not only increase productivity, but to also increase security and reliability," said Kim. "Container security is a powerful enabler to build quality and security into how we develop and deploy software."

In addition, Twistlock announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin as Chief Revenue Officer. Tobin comes to Twistlock with many years of experiences driving hyper-growth businesses. She is known for her customer-focused execution strategies, which have consistently delivered results to help Fortune 500 customers and large operators achieve technology visions and goals. Tobin will oversee sales, market expansion, and channel practices for the company.

"Gene brings a unique blend of experiences in entrepreneurship, security innovations and DevOps thought leadership," said Ben Bernstein, CEO of Twistlock, "Jacinta is one of the most successful high tech sales executives in the field. The addition of Gene and Jacinta comes at an important moment as we expand our market presence and the breadth of our offerings to customers. We look forward to working with them both and leverage their vast expertise to enable innovations and business success for our customers."

Bolstering the general availability of its Container Security Suite, Twistlock also announced strategic integrations with two of the largest cloud platforms -- Google Cloud Platform's Container Engine and the Amazon EC2 Container Registry Service. As part of these integrations, Twistlock's technologies are now easily available to help identify vulnerabilities, detect anomalies and enforce run-time policies for containers in and across both AWS and Google Cloud Platform.

Twistlock's Container Security Suite is the only dev-to-production security product on the market today. It has been adopted by more than 30 organizations, spanning financial services, health care, media, hospitality, consumer technology services and government agencies. Many of these customers have deployed Twistlock in both development and mission-critical production environments, protecting live services and valuable customer data in containers.

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Twistlock is the industry's first enterprise security suite for container security. Twistlock's technologies addresses risks on the host and within containers, enabling enterprises to consistently enforce security policies, monitor and audit activity, and identify and isolate threats in the container environment. Twistlock's mission is to provide an enterprise-grade security stack for containers, enabling organizations to maximize the benefits of adopting containers. For more information, please visit

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