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Alert Logic Releases End-to-End Security for Azure

May 15, 2014
By Christopher Mohr
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Alert Logic recently announced that it had launched an end-to-end security and compliance solution for the Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure cloud platform. The product is designed to be a one-stop solution for cloud and hybrid environments.

Houston, Texas-based Alert Logic, Inc. develops cloud technology solutions and has a program for resellers. It offers security solutions that detect intrusions like Trojans, botnets, worms and other attacks. It can perform scan to identify weaknesses that leave a cloud system open to attacks. A firewall product protects web applications. The company also provides compliance solutions for regulations like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI (News - Alert) DSS and HITECH.

The new solution is an updated version of Log Manager, which is designed to manage the growing complexity of logging systems. Anyone who has examined log results has dealt with the mind-numbing process of examining thousands of entries that may or may not reveal anything meaningful about underlying system problems. Log Manager analyzes these entries and provides helpful information to address security breaches and vulnerabilities.

The new security solution for Azure has allowed Alert Logic to address many of the objections cloud technology holdouts have raised. It’s not enough to secure information on the cloud either. Many businesses deal in different sectors that demand compliance with standards safeguarding sensitive data.

In fact, it’s probably not accurate to state ‘many’ businesses need this compliance; pretty much all but the smallest of businesses need it. Alert Logic’s compliance solutions deal with healthcare information, financial reporting and card payment processing. It would be difficult to find businesses that at least one of these areas of compliance does not apply to.

Just as the market floodgates have been opened on mobile technology, they have also been opened with the cloud. Companies that still haven’t moved to the cloud are going to have a hard time justifying to stockholders and venture capitalists why. The amount of money that can be saved on IT labor costs alone is simply too great to pass up and security is not as compelling a reason to holdout as it used to be.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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