On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down for a discussion with tCell Founder and Vice President of Engineering Boris Chen to learn more about the impact of what is now called DevSecOps in today's enterprises. Unifying DevOps and Security and moving towards the trend of DevSecOps is something many engineering teams are embracing as they find themselves not only working across distributed systems, but distributed teams.
Chen's 25 year background is based in enterprise software, with a background in J2E, with his previous role being VP of Engineering at Splunk. Early in his career he did a lot of QA and performance testing, which greatly impacted how he approached developing tCell. "That monitoring aspect seems to be a missing hole in application security in general," said Chen. These observations were how they arrived at tCell, with its architecture built upon inspiration from New Relic and AppDynamics in the APM space. Using agents that are able to plug into the application process, Chen noted, was not feasible in a cloud service, adding that if you plug in an agent to every server in your cloud service, the agent then becomes part of the software.