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Martyn Arbon, CTO

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Trust Beyond Corporate Communication
Ensuring the Safety of Sensitive Data on AWS

Investis, provider of technology to help companies with their corporate communications and investor relations, provides a digital service platform for companies to host their websites, social media, mobile apps, videos and webcasts, and online reporting.

The Investis platform is fully managed, and available 24x7 with a market leading service level agreement (SLA) on client change requests. As a result of their diverse offerings and customer service, 80% of the largest 350 companies by capitalization on the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE-350) use the Investis platform.

The Challenge

Historically, Investis provided their service on a hosted platform, secured with a traditional on-premise threat detection solution. With rapid growth, a strategic focus on continued expansion into the US market, and the requirement to scale up and down as customer workloads are added to the platform, Investis decided to move their infrastructure from a hosting environment to a cloud infrastructure.

Due to the highly confidential information they hold for clients, such as earnings announcements and financial reports, Investis always views keeping client data secure as their number one priority. They disseminate and publish their clients’ information via hosted websites, dedicated mobile apps, video production and live webcasting. This requires high levels of security including: web application firewalls, log management and advanced threat detection.

Investis required a security solution that met these simple requirements: 

  • Native to the cloud 
  • Included threat intelligence creation and management 
  • Provided continuous 24x7 monitoring and analysis of security issues 
  • Minimal implementation time 
  • No lengthy end-to-end audit process 
  • No proof of concept

We needed dedicated experts to determine the different user groups, how they behave, what ‘normal’ looks like, what they get up to and how to identify the early warning signs for an attack. We wanted to stay ahead of the datacenter threat game and we needed Alert Logic.

Martyn Arbon, CTO

Why Alert Logic?

Martyn Arbon, Chief Technology Officer at Investis, said "We were fortunate to meet up with Alert Logic at a regional AWS event in London, and that’s when we realized Alert Logic was the only vendor who could meet our security needs, and operate at scale in the AWS cloud, providing us the advanced security functionality we need, delivered as a fully managed service offering. We needed dedicated experts to determine the different user groups, how they behave, what 'normal' looks like, what they get up to and how to identify the early warning signs for an attack. We wanted to stay ahead of the datacenter threat game and we needed Alert Logic."

The Results

A team of Alert Logic security experts manages everything from creating and managing up-to-date security content and correlation rules to reviewing identified security incidents 24 hours a day. Alert Logic Cloud Defender gives Investis true security by:

  • Aggregating security events from across their environment, including their AWS cloud 
  • Automatically applying security intelligence and proprietary analytics against collected events to eliminate false positives and identify security incidents 
  • Offloading the important, yet time-consuming, incident investigation process to Alert Logic’s security experts who review identified incidents and determine if remediation actions are required 
  • Providing remediation recommendations and assistance by experts

With this around the clock coverage, Alert Logic eliminates the headaches associated with traditional security vendors and allows Investis’ internal IT staff to focus their time on other business critical projects. With Alert Logic security for their AWS cloud, Investis continues growing exponentially. The end result is a more refined competitive edge and increased revenue.