HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/10 -- Alert Logic, the smartest choice for securing networks and ensuring compliance, today outlined its strategy to capitalize on the intersection of two notable trends -- the movement of IT infrastructure to the cloud and the requirement for a high level of network security to ensure regulatory compliance. Alert Logic's new strategy is aimed at arming service providers with cloud-powered network security and compliance solutions that are ideally-suited to businesses that place a priority on network security or are required to comply with regulatory mandates such as PCI, HIPAA and SOX.
Today, Alert Logic also introduced the following new products for general availability:
-- LogReview, an innovative new service to assist customer in complying with PCI DSS Requirement 10;
-- Log Manager 2.1, the latest version of the industry's first cloud-powered log management solution;
-- the Multi-Tenant Edition of Threat Manager, the industry's first cloud-powered threat management solution;
-- Traffic Director, to aggregate network span ports on service provider networks; and
-- Alert Logic's first Application Programming Interface (API) for service provider integration.
In addition to these new products, Alert Logic further strengthens its go-to-market strategy by announcing the launch of its new Partner Success Platform, a new channel program designed to accelerate the launch and revenue ramp of cloud-powered managed security services by Alert Logic's service provider partners.
"Our goal is to be the de facto security and compliance offering for service providers, especially as more providers deploy cloud computing and cloud storage offerings," said Gray Hall, Alert Logic chairman and CEO. "At the end of the day, our cloud-powered services are designed to let service providers focus on what they do best -- deploy and manage IT infrastructure -- yet still capitalize on the new revenue opportunities presented by added customer requirements for security and compliance."
Alert Logic's strategy is unique to the industry in two ways: Alert Logic is the only company to provide its own intrusion protection, vulnerability assessment and log management technology as a service powered by the cloud; and it offers the only solution designed and delivered in a way to maximize revenue and profit opportunities for service providers.
Unlike traditional MSSPs that deploy commercial, off-the-shelf products and provide managed services to cover all aspects of security, Alert Logic's network security and compliance offering is specifically designed for intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and log management. Patented technology and behavioral rules are integrated with managed services to produce a fully-integrated solution that is both more effective and more affordable than both traditional MSSP offerings as well as traditional security technologies.
Hall added, "Our goal is also to be an ideal partner for VARs looking to evolve their business model toward managed services, and therefore recurring revenue, by giving them the ability to offer network security and compliance services, which are in high demand."
-- "We're quickly seeing the bifurcation amongst vendors to the managed services space; between those that renew their products and strategies in response to the rapid shift toward cloud, and those that will remain battling it out providing technologies into niche or disappearing sectors," commented Antonio Piraino, Tier 1 Research. "It's as important for technology solutions providers to align themselves with the Managed Service Providers' changing business model, while keeping pace with the innovation and growth of the industry, as it is for the managed services providers themselves to pick partners that are able to stay ahead of enterprise needs."
-- "Logicworks is committed to providing its customers with the capabilities of adhering to the strictest security and compliance mandates," said Carter Burden, founder and CEO of Logicworks. "Alert Logic was the first software company to have the good sense to recognize that IDS is a service, not a product. Alert Logic's solutions fit perfectly into our managed hosting service offerings."
Key benefits and value that service providers experience by partnering with Alert Logic include the ability to:
-- Open up new market segments and high-margin revenue opportunities with turnkey security and compliance offerings;
-- Quickly productize and launch new managed security services, enabling regulatory compliance for their customers;
-- Reduce operating costs and improve customer experience through rapid provisioning, portal integration and self-service features; and
-- Offer cloud-ready products with support for highly virtualized, high speed network environments.
-- Datasheet: Alert Logic Unique Value for Service Providers
-- SecureCloudReview.com blog: Cloudy with a Chance of Revenue
About Alert Logic
Alert Logic's patented solutions are the smartest choice for over-regulated businesses with underfunded IT departments to secure networks and ensure compliance. Its cloud-powered managed solutions combine intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, log management and 24x7 threat surveillance, and are designed to maximize revenue and profit opportunities for service providers and hosting partners. Enterprises experience a solution that addresses network security and compliance requirements at a low price point, with little dependency on IT resources. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas and was founded in 2002. More information about Alert Logic can be found at http://www.alertlogic.com.