We want our time and money spent on research, discovery and scientific advancement, not on building IT infrastructures and equipment. Alert Logic makes it possible for us to concentrate on our core business with the peace of mind that genomic data is secure and we are exceeding expectations related to government and regulatory compliance at the same time.

James Hirmas, GenomeNext Co-Founder and CEO

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Protecting Patient Genomic Data
Native Security for Amazon Web Services

GenomeNext is a genomic informatics company dedicated to accelerating the promise and capability of predictive medicine and scientific discovery.  The company commercializes genomic analysis tools and integrated systems for the evaluation of genetic variation and function.

Next generation gene sequencing analysis has the promise to allow us to tailor care for patients with a broad range of conditions: congenital heart disease, muscular dystrophies, autism spectrum disorders, cancer and many more,” said James Hirmas, GenomeNext Co-Founder and CEO.

The Challenge

GenomeNext feeds raw genome sequencing data into their novel, high-speed, computational algorithm and delivers comprehensive genomic insights into genetic variation and disease to healthcare and scientific organizations. Sequencing labs are experiencing exponential growth in data generation. This growth creates a computational bottleneck requiring “big data” analytics and streamlined genomic workflow solutions. GenomeNext must ensure they have the computing power required to refine the process of gene sequencing and analysis to enable more accurate and faster diagnoses, better treatment and new discoveries. As a customer of Amazon Web Services (AWS), they can do just that. 

On top of their AWS environment, GenomeNext wanted a cloud-based security solution with no physical hardware or software to manage and a flexible op-ex based licensing model. The company has a forward-looking approach as they grow and work with many healthcare organizations globally, which will require client-facing web applications and user interfaces that ensure compliance with government and regulatory requirements.

We’re dealing with massive amounts of data which represent human blueprints, so we need the most reliable and trusted security, and that’s where Alert Logic comes in.

James Hirmas, GenomeNext Co-Founder and CEO