March 26, 2013
Web Application Attacks Remain One of the Greatest Security Threats in Both Enterprise Data Centers and Cloud Environments
HOUSTON, TX – March 26, 2013 – Findings from the latest Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report highlight that Web application attacks are the most significant security threat for IT infrastructures. Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, regularly updates the research report based on a comparative analysis of security threats across thousands of Alert Logic customers with infrastructures in either enterprise data centers or the cloud environments of more than 20 hosting providers.
During the six-month study period, Alert Logic found that 48 percent of customers were impacted by verified Web application attacks across all customer environments. Web application attacks impacted more than half (52 percent) of the cloud hosting provider environments in the study, while 39 percent of enterprise environments experienced such attacks.
“The data confirms what we suspected. Web application attacks continue to be a serious threat across all environments,” said Stephen Coty, director, Security Research with Alert Logic. “These types of threats are easily launched through automated tools and should be a top concern for any organization that is serious about security.”
Key findings from the Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report – Spring 2013:
During the study period between April 1 and September 30, 2012, Alert Logic observed more than one billion security events and verified more than 45,000 security incidents as valid threats. The Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report – Spring 2013 evaluated three vectors of analysis – incident occurrence, incident frequency and threat diversity – across six security incident categories.
A free download of the Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report – Spring 2013 is available at www.alertlogic.com/csr.
About Alert Logic
Alert Logic, 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 2,000 enterprises. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.
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