Element Solutions

We needed our customers to trust us to host their infrastructures. We knew that Alert Logic was developing cloud-based security solutions, and we like that their security-as-a-service structure would allow us to deploy security along with our other services.

Len Buzyna, CTO

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Expanding Customer Security Capabilities
Intrusion Detection for AWS

Element Solutions offers online subscription-based experience management services and solutions designed to help customers deliver the best customer experience to their users. The company focuses on implementing and integrating highly rated web platforms such as Oracle WebCenter Sites and Ektron CMS, and creates service offerings specific to the business needs of each client organization. Services and solutions include strategy consulting, content management implementation, application monitoring and management, upgrades, and cloud hosting.

The Challenge

Each Element Solutions client has its own set of requirements and compliance mandates, so the company needed an intrusion detection system (IDS) that would prove to be as secure, or even more secure, than its clients’ in-house datacenters. Len Buzyna, CTO, manages the entire Element Solutions deployed infrastructure within Amazon Web Services (AWS). He needed to ensure the new security solution will work natively in AWS. “We needed our customers to trust us to host their infrastructures,” said Buzyna. 


Threat Manager fits well with our hosted offerings, which we can bundle and sell to more of our clients," said Buzyna. "I am looking to say to clients, 'I have a tool that can assist with security and compliance, and you can trust it to deliver better than your in-house data center.

Len Buzyna, CTO

Why Alert Logic?

Alert Logic’s Threat Manager for Amazon Web Services proved to be an ideal choice for Element Solutions. As one of the first security solutions available directly through AWS Marketplace, Threat Manager provides intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment that can be quickly provisioned into AWS environments. 

Alert Logic’s Threat Manager met all of the solution requirements that Element Solutions sought:

  • The solution deploys in the cloud.
  • There are no physical appliances.
  • There is no dedicated infrastructure that element solutions would have to maintain.

The Results

Beyond meeting the necessary requirements, the solution is already proving valuable for Element Solutions—the company recently encountered a major incident in which it was crucial to quickly locate the source of suspicious network traffic. With Threat Manager, Alert Logic was able to provide network data that helped establish that the incident was not a security breach and contributed to the speedy resolution of the incident. 

“I was very pleased with Alert Logic’s responsiveness when I contacted them and asked for assistance,” said Buzyna. “Due to their feedback, we were able to effectively eliminate possible causes, and in the end, find the real cause of the problem.”

 “Threat Manager fits well with our hosted offerings, which we can bundle and sell to more of our clients,” said Buzyna. “I am looking to say to clients, ‘I have a tool that can assist with security and compliance, and you can trust it to deliver better than your in-house data center.”