Alert Logic Appoints Former Sophos CEO to Board of Directors

Houston, TX – January 12, 2016 — Alert Logic (, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced the appointment of Steve Munford to its Board of Directors. Mr. Munford will join six other board members on Alert Logic’s board of directors who are corporate leaders in the fields of cloud computing technology, finance and business development.

Mr. Munford brings extensive global information security leadership expertise having served as Sophos’ CEO from 2006 to 2012. During that time, he led the company through a dramatic period of growth, more than tripling bookings. Prior to his role as CEO, Mr. Munford served as President of Sophos for North America and then Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and its senior management team.  Previously, he was President of ActiveState before its acquisition by Sophos in 2003. Under his leadership, ActiveState established itself as a global leader in email security software.

“Steve is a proven leader in the areas of cybersecurity leadership and global business expansion having overseen Sophos’ transition from an anti-virus company to a leader in the security industry,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. “We’re honored to have him join Alert Logic’s board of directors. I’m confident Steve’s experience and track record in the security industry will make him an invaluable Board member as we continue pursuing our mission of making Alert Logic the global leader in protecting organizations from cyber threats – in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid environment.”

In addition to overseeing Sophos’ growth into an industry leader with billings of $400 million, Mr. Munford also sits on various boards and acts as an advisor to companies in the cloud computing and security technology industries, including Sophos, Carbonite, Teradici, Elastic Path, Quick Mobile and Utimaco. 

“I’m passionate about the dynamic business of cybersecurity and I’m excited to work with Alert Logic to bring its Security-as-a-Service solution to many more global organizations,” said Mr. Munford. “The combination of products plus services that is a key differentiator for Alert Logic will be critical to securing a company’s technology infrastructure for organizations of all sizes.” 

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Alert Logic is the industry’s first SaaS-enabled managed detection and response (MDR) provider, delivering unrivaled security value. Since no level of investment prevents or blocks 100% of attacks, you need to continuously identify and address breaches or gaps before they cause real damage. With limited budget and expertise, this level of security can seem out of reach. Our purpose-built technology and team of MDR security experts protect your organization and empower you to resolve whatever threats may come. Founded in 2002, Alert Logic is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Austin, Cardiff, London, and Cali, Colombia, and online at Alert Logic – our knowledge is your advantage.

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