Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced that the company has collaborated with VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, to support customer transition to network virtualization. Currently, Alert Logic’s Threat Manager network threat detection solution provides agent-based security within VMware vCloud®, and will soon support VMware NSX™, the platform for network virtualization, to deliver agentless network security. Alert Logic is demonstrating VMware NSX support at VMworld in booth #337.
Alert Logic’s Threat Manager is a multi-tenant solution that provides 24×7 network threat detection for the entire IT environment. Using intelligent multifactor correlation and big-data analytics, the solution pinpoints suspicious activity in traffic across physical and virtual networks and quickly identifies threats to IT assets. The company’s companion ActiveWatch 24×7 monitoring service is an added layer of protection for customers that wish to outsource security monitoring.
VMware NSX is software that virtualizes the network and provides a platform to deliver logical network services offered by partners. The platform is built around a controller cluster that manages the distribution of logical network functions into hypervisors throughout the data center. With NSX, data center operators can provision complex, multi-tier virtual networks in seconds, independent of the underlying topology or network components. The combination of Threat Manager and NSX enables customers to provision virtual networks with advanced security services in minutes, providing agile, software-defined network security and quickened response times to potential network threats. Additional benefits include:
• More efficient hardware utilization for virtualized infrastructure because monitoring takes place at the hypervisor level rather than on individual VMs;
• Better threat protection even when a VM has been dormant, Threat Manager is up to date with the latest signatures and correlation rules;
• A tamper-proof solution there are no agents on the VMs to disable, removing a typical vector of attack.
“Customers adopting private and hybrid clouds are deploying VMware NSX™ to virtualize their networks and simplify IT,” said Hatem Naguib, vice president, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware. “Threat Manager enhances the broad range of networking and security services VMware NSX supports.”
“Virtualization has allowed organizations to become more agile and efficient with their compute infrastructure. Traditional network security solutions cannot provide the same scalability and protection that is needed in this agile environment. Alert Logic’s Threat Manager support for VMware NSX™ will allow organizations to deploy network security efficiently across VMware virtualized network environment to enhance the security and compliance,” said Dave Colesante, Alert Logic senior vice president of product development and CTO.
About Alert Logic Threat Manager
Alert Logic’s next generation Threat Manager is the first fully managed threat management solution deployable in any elastic cloud infrastructure irrespective of hypervisor and networking architecture that can identify threats found in all network traffic, including VM-to-VM traffic. Threat Manager leverages Alert Logic’s patented expert system, driven by global threat data, to identify potential problems for Alert Logic analysts to investigate. When Alert Logic Threat Manager detects an incident, Alert Logic’s ActiveWatch service provides expert guidance from its Security Operations Center (SOC), staffed around the clock by Alert Logic security analysts. As described in the recent Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report, Spring 2013, this system is used to observe billions of security events annually, and verify tens of thousands of security threats that require a response.
About Alert Logic
Alert Logic (alertlogic.com), the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, provides solutions to secure the application and infrastructure stack. By integrating advanced security tools with 24×7 Security Operations Center expertise, customers can defend against security threats and address compliance mandates. By leveraging an “as-a-Service” delivery model, Alert Logic solutions include day-to-day management of security infrastructure, security experts translating complex data into actionable insight, and flexible deployment options to address customer security needs in any computing environment. Built from the ground up to address the unique challenges of public and private cloud environments, Alert Logic partners with over half of the largest cloud and hosting service providers to provide Security-as-a-Service solutions for business application deployments for over 2,200 enterprises. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002.
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