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Threat Stack: A Simple Choice Recognizing the need to simplify its cloud security and gain more visibility into what is going on in the opera ng systems of its produc on environment, Dyk and his team searched for a solu on that would give them security, compliance and opera onal efficiency. It quickly recognized Threat Stack as an easy choice, especially because of its AWS-na ve design, ability to auto-scale and rapid deployment within its produc on environment. The implementa on was very easy. Deploying an agent took just a few minutes, allowing Simple to rest assured knowing that Threat Stack was always on, always watching for threats. Simple deployed Threat Stack to its all of its 500+ EC2 instances to help consolidate and analyze security events across the en re infrastructure. Because Simple uses Chef and has an immutable infrastructure, it only needed to update its Chef recipes to add in the Threat Stack agent. Within a week, all its instances were rolled over, automa cally running Threat Stack agents on each new instance that came online to provide con nuous coverage. Threat Stack immediately delivered value. "We were looking at security event logs before, but Threat Stack gave us be er visibility into some ac vi es on our environment that we previously did not know," said Dyk. "For example, we were able to see some privileged user ac vity across our fleet. We iden fied processes that we needed to tweak to be er secure our environment, such as preven ng engineers from the unauthorized copying of files from the produc on environment. " More recently, the Simple team has been working closely with the Threat Stack team to tune the alerts, which allows it to pay a en on only to events and issues that are the most relevant to their organiza on. "Threat Stack has allowed us to reduce the number of sources we use to monitor events," said Dyk. "Prior to Threat Stack, we were looking at file integrity logs for all servers manually. We were relying on a jump box to evaluate our environment. With Threat Stack, we are able to get all the event data from the servers themselves, so we're less likely to have an incomplete view of what's going across our EC2 instances." Simple's plans to con nue its fast growth in the next five years. It will con nue to scale its environment and implement new technology. It needs a security monitoring solu on that can scale at the same rate, which Threat Stack gives them. As Dyk explains, "We've been deploying a lot of new services, so having Threat Stack and other security controls as part of our base service pla orm gives us a standard set of tools that are everywhere across our environment. This makes us more efficient in wri ng so ware for new services, which is a fundamental part of our overall strategy." All told, Threat Stack allows Simple to keep security simple and focus on growing fast. SEE WHAT YOU'RE MISSING. TRY THREAT STACK FOR FREE TODAY. Call 617.337.4270 or visit ThreatStack.com for more informa on. "With Threat Stack, we are able to get all the event data from the servers themselves, so we're less likely to have an incomplete view of what's going across our EC2 instances." S E E W H AT Y O U ' R E M I SS I N G . T R Y T H R E AT S TA C K F O R F R E E T O D AY . Call 617.337.4270 or visit ThreatStack.com for more information.

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