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Alert Logic Completes Acquisition of Armorlogic to expand Web Application Security Offerings

Addition of Profense Web application firewall (WAF) satisfies compliance mandates, protects against application layer threats

Alert Logic, the leader in delivering Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Armorlogic (www.armorlogic.com), a leading developer of Web application security solutions. Alert Logic will combine the leading blocking capabilities of Armorlogic Profense WAF with its own proven Security-as-a-Service model to simultaneously increase the effectiveness and decrease the cost of deploying WAF solutions.

The addition of Armorlogic’s Web application security offerings to Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service solutions will provide partners and customers a fully managed security solution for their Web-facing applications. An analysis of security events observed by Alert Logic found that Web application attacks are among the most common threats facing IT infrastructure, particularly infrastructure in hosted and cloud environments. Profense WAF complies with PCI DSS section 6.6, and provides web application security protection against the OWASP Top Ten critical risks facing organizations, including SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and other threats.

“Armorlogic has a reputation among its customers and partners for delivering world-class protection for Web applications while being easy to use,” said Alert Logic CEO Gray Hall. “As is often the case for emerging technology companies, great products meeting real customer needs are unable to achieve broad market penetration. Alert Logic’s ability to transform Armorlogic’s product into a fully managed SaaS offering, coupled with our outstanding partner network including the leading hosting and cloud service providers in the world, gives us the ability to bring a market-leading WAF solution to the market segment that needs it most.”

Alert Logic will release a Software-as-a-Service version of Profense WAF within 60 days and announce its long-term product plans at that time. For more information, visit http://www.alertlogic.com/profense-waf.

Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service solutions provide customers four distinct advantages: market-leading security tools, fully outsourced and managed SaaS delivery model, integrated 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC) services to monitor and provide expert guidance, and deployment wherever a customer has IT infrastructure – including the cloud.

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About Alert Logic Alert Logic, the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 3,300 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, the Alert Logic patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyses over 400 million events and identifies over 50,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by its 24×7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.