20 Business Excellence Awards 2020

Alert Logic–First SaaS-enabled managed detection and response (MDR) provider, delivering unrivaled security value


As organizations expand their IT infrastructure, they deploy an increasing number of network endpoints such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. They may also develop a hybridized cloud environment where they deploy a suite of applications that support business functions. While each of these deployments helps expand and solidify the organization's IT infrastructure, each presents potential security vulnerability and a possible entry point for cyber-attacks. Managed Detection and Response (MDR), sometimes abbreviated MDR, is an outsourced security service that helps organizations detect malicious network activity (network intrusions, malware attacks, attempted data theft, etc.) and quickly respond to eliminate the threat.

MDR service providers facilitate threat detection by deploying their tools and technologies onto the customer organization's IT infrastructure, then managing and monitoring those tools. Although Managed Detection and Response depends on the use of software tools to assist in aggregating event logs and detecting potential Indicators of Compromise (IoC), service providers typically employ security analysts around the clock to provide 24/7 live monitoring of your network security posture. The combination of computerized and human monitoring provides excellent coverage and detection of security threats in real-time.

Alert Logic is the first-ever SaaS-enabled managed detection and response (MDR) provider. Since no investment level prevents or blocks 100% of attacks, you need to continuously identify and address breaches or gaps before they cause real damage. With a limited budget and expertise, this level of security can seem out of reach. The company's purpose-built technology and a team of MDR security experts protect your organization and empower you to resolve whatever threats may come.

Innovative solutions and services offered by Alert Logic

Threat Detection and Response

Alert Logic provides insight into your environments' real threats, helping you make more informed security investment. With Alert Logic's Professional and Enterprise Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, you get an intrusion detection system that includes  network security monitoring  and threat analysis from certified security experts that helps you detect threats, analyze, and prioritize incident response. The firm helps you to capture the right data, minimize storage requirements, meet security compliance mandates, and trace activity to gain a deeper understanding of what happened when an event occurs.

Log Management Solution

With a log file monitoring approach informed by leading practices, organizations can capture the right data, minimize storage requirements, meet compliance mandates, and traceback activity to gain a deeper understanding of what happened if an event occurred. Extensive log search and analysis capabilities can also support forensic investigations, and compliance responses should the need arise. Leverage a centralized repository into the MDR console that displays easily configurable, third-party platform integrations for assisting in log collection. This helps security teams stay up to date on the latest log sources and incident types available, as well as what is on the horizon.

Antivirus Analysis and Detection

Antivirus (AV) scanning is an essential part of an organization's security monitoring and provides valuable data for security teams to handle potential compromise and improve their security posture. With the integration, analysis, and detection of AV logs from third-party tools, Alert Logic helps place threats identified from your AV data into a more comprehensive threat management view. In addition to antivirus analysis and detection, Alert Logic's Managed Detection and Response platform also provides an extended endpoint protection capability. With this capability, the firm blocks endpoint attacks through a combination of machine-learning attribute analysis and real-time behavioral analytics.

The pre-eminent leader behind the success of Alert Logic

Bob Lyons is the Chief Executive Officer of Alert Logic. At Alert Logic, Mr. Lyons will support its continued leadership and growth in security and compliance solutions for today's diverse technology environments. He has an overall experience of 25 years as a global executive with a demonstrated track record of value creation through technology innovation, revenue growth, customer experience, and operational excellence. Mr. Lyons is recognized for his success in helping high-growth technology. Software-as-a-Service companies scale globally and innovate, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of Connexions, a global leader in SaaS-based customer loyalty and engagement solutions. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations at Ascend Learning, a leading educational content and SaaS company.

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