Security services provider Alert Logic announced on Tuesday the general availability of Alert Logic Web Security Manager with ActiveWatch, which includes web application firewall technology to protect against common threats and attacks.
According to the press release, the managed WAF that Alert Logic offers eliminates the operational challenges associated with legacy WAF solutions. Gartner analyst Greg Young says legacy WAF solutions put a burden on staff and require rack space.
This news comes two months after Alert Logic closed a $12.2 million round of financing led by new investors Industry Ventures and DH Capital. Alert Logic planned to use the funding to accelerate the growth of its Web Security Manager product line, and deployment through its channel of hosting and cloud service provider partners.
Recent research by FireHost shows that web application attacks are among the most common threats facing infrastructure in hosted and cloud environments, and a recent report by Verizon finds that web applications were directly correlated with 39 percent of all data loss last year.
Alert Logic completed its acquisition of web application security solutions developer Armorlogic in February 2012 in an effort to increase the effectiveness and decrease the cost of deploying WAF solutions.
Alert Logic Web Security Manager with ActiveWatch offers enterprise customers and partners firewall protection and blocking capabilities, flexible deployment options, managed security service from Alert Logic’s Security Operations Center to ensure the WAF is always-on.
“Delivering a fully managed WAF solution was an imperative for Alert Logic. Given the growing volume of web application attacks observed in our enterprise customer base and the undeniable demand for additional security solutions from our partners, the signals couldn’t be clearer,” Gray Hall, president and CEO of Alert Logic said in a statement. “The launch of Web Security Manager with ActiveWatch builds on our proven business model to expand the portfolio of cost-effective solutions for safe, secure and compliant computing.”
The Alert Logic Security Research Team uses data collected from over 1,800 customers to improve the effectiveness of Web Security Manager through automatic deployment of new security rules and signatures, the press release says.
“We’ve had a very successful partnership with Alert Logic and are looking forward to the seamless integration of Web Security Manager into our portfolio ofhosting and managed service solutions,” Tim Varma, VP of product development, PEER 1 Hosting said in a statement. “Web Security Manager represents a significant security advancement and reinforces that managed hosting and cloud deployments are safe and viable options for companies interested in moving their infrastructure. We anticipate the product will become a complementary addition to our e-commerce and PCI solutions.”
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