Alert Logic Introduces First Fully Managed Suite Of Cloud Security Products

Alert Logic Cloud Defender Delivers Full Stack Threat Detection and Protection; Drives Complexity and Cost Out of Cloud Security

November 11, 2014

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HOUSTON, TX – November 10, 2014 – Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced availability of Alert Logic Cloud Defender, a new, fully managed cloud-based security and compliance suite that offers the functionality of a managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution without the cost and complexity of a traditional, on-premises, in-house SIEM.  Delivering the functionality, security content and actionable intelligence that organizations need to uncover and remediate active threats, Alert Logic Cloud Defender protects organizations from cyber threats targeted at business critical infrastructure, wherever it’s deployed – on-premises, in a public cloud or in a hybrid datacenter.

Continuous Threat Protection in the Cloud

Alert Logic Cloud Defender is a tightly integrated security and compliance suite that provides businesses with deep security insight into their IT environment and continuous protection against attacks, at a fraction of the cost of traditional security solutions. Through a combination of market-leading technologies and human expertise in the form of 24×7 monitoring by security and compliance specialists, Alert Logic Cloud Defender delivers four critical detection and protection capabilities that datacenters require. These include:

  • Intrusion detection that identifies and mitigates threats as they move across an organization’s network,

  • Vulnerability scanning that inspects servers for known vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that expose them to potential takeover by cyber attackers,

  • Web application threat detection that observes traffic destined for web applications identifying malformed requests that are indicative of a web application attack, and,

  • Log and security event analysis that, through a combination of threat intelligence and purpose-built correlation rules, can analyze seemingly unrelated log messages from operating systems, applications, databases, and other security products to identify threats.

In addition to these capabilities, Alert Logic Cloud Defender includes a series of Alert Logic Active Services that provide big data security analytics, security monitoring, threat intelligence research and security content management, resulting in strong protection for customers.

Alert Logic Cloud Defender Active Services include: 

Alert Logic ActiveAnalytics Platform: Automated Incident Identification
The Alert Logic ActiveAnalytics platform ingests security events and other information such as network traffic, log data, web server activity and security product activities from across an organization’s datacenter infrastructure, and applies threat intelligence, analytics, and advanced correlation rules to automatically identify incidents impacting a company’s IT infrastructure. This platform processes over 450 million security events each month resulting in over 60,000 identified incidents for Alert Logic customers.

Alert Logic ActiveIntelligence: Dedicated Threat Research and Content
Alert Logic ActiveIntelligence is a dedicated team of security experts that monitor a variety of sources to identify new and emerging threats and feed this data back into the system in the form of content such as network signatures, correlation rules and watch lists.

Alert Logic ActiveWatch: Continuous Monitoring by Security Experts
Alert Logic ActiveWatch is a managed service that provides customers with continuous, around-the-clock monitoring, investigation, and custom notification of security and compliance issues as they arise in their datacenter infrastructure.

“For years organizations have been torn between the need to identify and respond to security incidents impacting their datacenter infrastructure with the challenge of bringing a complex and high-maintenance SIEM solution in-house,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic.  “Unlike traditional SIEM solutions that require organizations to purchase hardware, implement complex software, configure correlation rules and provide their own security content, Alert Logic Cloud Defender provides advanced technology, real-time threat detection, and automated security analytics, all managed by a team of dedicated security experts, to companies of any size.”

One Platform, One Price
Starting at $2,999 list price, Alert Logic Cloud Defender is available at roughly a 25 percent discount over prices of the individual Alert Logic products and services. Offering an easy to understand licensing model and upgrade path for current customers, Alert Logic Cloud Defender not only takes the complexity out of security and compliance, it also takes the frustration and confusion out of purchasing.

“Alert Logic’s cloud security solutions have truly been invaluable for us,” said Bob Stahr of Sunrise Identity.  “We’ve made several changes to the IT infrastructure we use in our production environments – moving from on-premises, to virtualized, and now to the Cloud – and Alert Logic has protected us every step of the way.”

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About Alert Logic:
Alert Logic provides security and compliance for cloud, hybrid, and on-premises infrastructure, allowing customers to benefit from deep security insight and continuous protection at a lower cost than legacy security offerings.  Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and  web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure is deployed.  Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 2,800 organizations worldwide.  Built for cloud scale, our patented platform manages petabytes of data, analyzes over 450 million security events monthly, and identifies more than 60,000 incidents a month that are managed by our security operations team. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002.  Alert Logic recently expanded internationally by establishing UK offices in London and Cardiff.  For more information, please visit

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