Web Application Attacks Remain One of the Greatest Security Threats in Both Enterprise Data Centers and Cloud Environments
HOUSTON, TX – March 26, 2013 – Findings from the latest Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report highlight that Web application attacks are the most significant security threat for IT infrastructures. Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, regularly updates the research report based on a comparative analysis of security threats across thousands of Alert Logic customers with infrastructures in either enterprise data centers or the cloud environments of more than 20 hosting providers.
During the six-month study period, Alert Logic found that 48 percent of customers were impacted by verified Web application attacks across all customer environments. Web application attacks impacted more than half (52 percent) of the cloud hosting provider environments in the study, while 39 percent of enterprise environments experienced such attacks.
“The data confirms what we suspected. Web application attacks continue to be a serious threat across all environments,” said Stephen Coty, director, Security Research with Alert Logic. “These types of threats are easily launched through automated tools and should be a top concern for any organization that is serious about security.”
Key findings from the Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report – Spring 2013:
During the study period between April 1 and September 30, 2012, Alert Logic observed more than one billion security events and verified more than 45,000 security incidents as valid threats. The Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report – Spring 2013 evaluated three vectors of analysis – incident occurrence, incident frequency and threat diversity – across six security incident categories.
A free download of the Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report – Spring 2013 is available at www.alertlogic.com/csr.
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.
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