TOKYO & HOUSTON – June 1, 2016 – Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced at the AWS Summit in Tokyo, Japan a strategic partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to bring Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service solutions to start-ups, small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprises across Japan.
The partnership will help facilitate Alert Logic’s continued global expansion and provide cybersecurity to a diverse set of organizations in Japan, regardless of whether their IT infrastructure resides in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid environment.
“Mitsui is a trusted global leader and this is a pivotal step in bringing Alert Logic’s market-leading cybersecurity solutions to companies across Japan,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. “This strategic partnership will expose more organizations to our unique Security-as-a-Service approach that helps to secure business critical IT infrastructures.”
Mitsui will leverage its security subsidiary, Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions (MBSD), to deliver Alert Logic’s cybersecurity solutions in Japan. MBSD is the leading cybersecurity company in Japan providing managed security services; vulnerability assessment and testing; security consulting and operation outsourcing; incident response and handling, and digital forensics.
“Traditional managed security will be shifting to services provisioned from high-level security operation centers with parsing technology and comprehensive discerning capability,” said Toshio Kanki, CEO of MBSD. “Our partnership with Alert Logic will provide these services to the Japanese market to fight against ever-advancing cyber threats.”
As part of the overall strategic relationship, Mitsui made a capital investment in Alert Logic. Alert Logic reported 40 percent year-over-year growth at the end of 2015 and exceeded an annualized revenue run-rate of $100 million in Q1 of 2016.
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 4,000 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 24x7 Security Operations Centers. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Austin, Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.
Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world with 139 offices in 66 countries. Utilizing our global operating locations, network and information resources, we are multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Infrastructure, Integrated Transportation Systems, Chemicals, Energy, Food, Food & Retail Management, Healthcare & Service, Consumer Services, IT & Communication and Corporate Development Business. Mitsui is actively taking on challenges for global business innovation around the world. For more information, visit http://www.mitsui.com
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