You can see Cloud’s disruptive effect on traditional enterprise security as application, operations and security teams struggle to reconcile opposing industry forces.
Weeks-long, change-controlled, manual releases into IT-controlled data centers guarded by monolithic security gateways.
Minutes-long, developer-controlled, automated releases into cloud service platforms where monolithic security gateways become network chokepoints
"When you're building an application, you've got to own that security yourself. Amazon does not know what you're building, and you can build it in any wacky weird way you like, but you have to own that security and Alert Logic, with a bunch of their firewall capabilities and intrusion detection, have been just an amazing partner."
Colin Bodell, former CTO and EVP, TIME Inc.
The enterprise reflex to depend on blocking attacks at the perimeter is ineffective for cloud security. Blocking requires ultra-high confidence decisions to be made in milliseconds, but few web threats announce themselves so clearly. Attack types responsible for the most breaches, such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting hide in plain sight. They slip past even expensive next-gen firewalls because high-confidence detection requires analysis of multiple data points gathered over time from multiple vectors.
Today’s cloud security appliances can only see traffic between your application and the outside world (ingress and egress, or “North-South” traffic. Only Alert Logic maintains lateral “East-West” full-packet inspection within your AWS and Azure environments with the industry’s only Distributed Intrusion Detection System (DIDS) for Cloud. As adversaries move laterally they are more exposed to detection, giving you and your ActiveWatch analysts more opportunity to cut through the noise, expose high risk threats, and disrupt your adversaries -- before it’s too late.
"Alert Logic has a head start in cloud, and it shows," according to "The Forrester Wave™: MSSP, North America, Q3 2016."
Streamline and simplify delivery with one workload security solution that uses APIs to integrate with AWS, Azure and traditional environments. Vulnerability scan results integrate with DevOps tools such as Jira and Jenkins while detection agents and virtual appliances can be automatically deployed through a library of templates for Chef, Puppet, Ansible and AWS CloudFormation.
Rather than promote one tool we develop and use a mix of technologies so we can use the right tool for different jobs. Vulnerability management helps prevent attacks by exposing software and cloud configuration vulnerabilities. Our in-line web Application Firewall (WAF) blocks malicious HTTP requests where known attack patterns can be recognized in milliseconds. For the majority of threats that don’t announce themselves so clearly we use the gold standard in detection: analytics and experts together.
According to Gartner, by 2020, 60% of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated to rapid detection and response approaches — up from less than 10% in 2014.
Out-of-band threat detection doesn’t force all traffic through chokepoints involving proxies, next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and other forms of appliance-based security gateways.
"Any small to mid-size company who needs to secure their Azure environment needs Alert Logic. There’s simply nothing else on the market that can cover it effectively."
Jonathan Ranes, CIO at Upsilon Payments
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