Only Approximately Half of Respondents Confident in Companies’ Vulnerability Management Capabilities in the Cloud
HOUSTON – November 2, 2015 – Alert Logic (www.alertlogic.com), the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Alert Logic to assess IT decision makers’ satisfaction with their current vulnerability management platforms and the challenges companies face in securing their cloud environments against exposures.
In the study, IT professionals cited lack of visibility into their network and aging firewall systems as the top two factors for an increased presence of vulnerabilities in their environment. Additionally, thirty-seven percent of respondents estimated that their firm’s sensitive data was breached in the past 12 months.
“Traditional vulnerability management solutions were not built to handle the complex and dynamic nature of the cloud,” said Ben Matheson, Chief Marketing Officer for Alert Logic. “We believe this study confirms that people want automated, continuous scanning and monitoring to achieve full visibility into their cloud environments.”
The study also finds that IT professionals report seeing value in vulnerability management platforms, primarily citing the benefits of prioritization of vulnerabilities, continuous scanning and the surfacing of recommended remediation actions. They claimed that these capabilities freed up their time to work on more strategic IT initiatives to advance the business and provided better, more continuous visibility into their IT environments.
To view the Forrester Consulting report in its entirety, visit here.
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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