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organizations across industries. Threat Stack helps organizations audit, monitor, and investigate possible security threats within their cloud environments, helping ensure they're always secure and compliant. Threat Stack makes it possible to monitor changes, detect anomalies, and remediate incidents. To learn more about Threat Stack, visit h ps:// For 10 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers more than 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications from 42 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world monthly — including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit h ps:// About AWS "Partnering with AWS and Threat Stack gives us an advantage that other companies don't have. It helps set us apart as a young company playing in a mature space." Sam Smith, Chief Architect, Sigstr 55 Summer Street Boston, MA 02110 1+ 617 337 4270 COPYRIGHT © 2018 THREAT STACK, INC. / CS-SIGSTER-2018 Solution Establishing Customer Trust To gain visibility into and secure its cloud workloads, Sigstr chose to leverage Threat Stack's Intrusion Detection Platform. Things are moving fast, so the security team needs to understand exactly who is doing what, where, when, and why in order to separate the important security events from other noise. They get real-time alerts about changes to the environment, enabling them to immediately take action, if necessary. Being aware of all activity within its cloud environment and knowing when a change takes place, even if it's legitimate, has been a game-changer for Sigstr's response team. The platform is now integral to Sigstr's incident response workflows. Josiah Denny, Lead DevOps Architect at Sigstr, stressed that "as Sigstr turns the corner from a young startup to a stable and established company, implementing a security solution like Threat Stack helps Sigstr reach the next step." Sigstr also employs a growing number of AWS services including AWS Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudFront, AWS Lambda, and more to help it operate securely and provide the best experience for customers. AWS Lambda enables Sigstr to run code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS Lambda, along with the other AWS services Sigstr utilizes, have made it an agile, efficient SaaS platform that is prepared to grow. Benefits Turning a Corner Sam and Josiah both agree that the visibility Threat Stack provides has been a huge internal win. According to Smith, "With Threat Stack, you don't need an army of employees to take security seriously." Sigstr is well on its way to SOC 2 compliance, and is now quick in providing the security attestation the sales team requires to answer questions like, "What types of data are being stored in the backend?" Security incidents, although rare, are now spotted immediately and quickly responded to and they can confidently demonstrate that to customers. Looking into the future, Sigstr plans to continue expanding its core business and growing its customer base. The company now takes a security-first approach when considering new offerings, thanks to Threat Stack on AWS. About Threat Stack Since 2012, Threat Stack has been providing cloud security management and compliance solutions for

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