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MSc degrees from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Both have strong backgrounds in enterprise software, having spent more than 10 years at the Microsoft R&D Center in Israel, and have served in the IDF intelligence corps. “YL Ventures is proud to back the first company capable of making containers, and more specifically Docker containers, secure enough for the enterprise,” said Yoav Leitersdorf, managing partner for YL Ventures. “Twistlock provides the missing critical security features enterprises require before they can put containers in production environments. With the launch of Twistlock, the container market as a whole can take a huge leap forward.” “Enterprises are in the midst of a data center revolution,” said Ben Bernstein, CEO and co-founder of Twistlock. “Twistlock’s container security suite provides the fuel enterprises need to accelerate their ability to use containers to develop, share and scale the applications that drive their business forward. With our solution, security operation teams finally have the visibility and granular controls they need over their ‘Dockerized’ workloads.” Twistlock gives 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. Typically, containers represent a blind spot for enterprises, as security operations teams only see a virtual machine, or groups of machines, running unknown processes being accessed by a large number of remote machines. Twistlock addresses risks to the host and within the application of the container, enabling enterprises to consistently enforce security policies, monitor and audit activity and identify and isolate threats in a container or cluster of containers. YL Ventures is a venture capital firm with offices in Tel Aviv, San Francisco and Grand Cayman, and is currently investing out of its $27.5 million second fund. The firm invests in cyber-security, cloud computing, big data and SaaS companies, with a particular focus on the Israeli market.]]>