NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Third paragraph of release dated July 17, 2018, should read: “Deploying containers can offer several benefits like speeding up development cycles, increasing resource efficiency, and enabling easy application portability. That potential translates to a fast-growing market opportunity that we expect to top $4 billion by 2022,” said 451 Research Principal Analyst Jay Lyman. “Despite these advantages, some organizations have delayed container adoption because of security concerns and the difficulty of inspecting and monitoring container network traffic.”
The corrected release reads:
ALERT LOGIC TRANSFORMS CONTAINER SECURITY WITH INDUSTRY’S FIRST NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION FOR CONTAINERS
Alert Logic delivers unprecedented network visibility to thwart attacks on containers deployed on AWS including Docker, Elastic Container Service, Kubernetes and Elastic Beanstalk
Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, today announced at the AWS Summit, New York, the industry’s first network intrusion detection system (IDS) for containers, available in Alert Logic Cloud Defender and Threat Manager solutions. This innovation brings organizations powerful new capabilities to inspect network traffic for malicious activity targeting containers, and faster detection of compromises to enhance the security of workloads running on the AWS Cloud.
The Alert Logic network IDS capability supports containers deployed on AWS including Docker, Amazon Elastic Container Service, Kubernetes, CoreOS, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Support for additional cloud-deployed containers will be available before the end of the year. The Alert Logic incident console can also now display which containers and hosts might be compromised along with the associated metadata.
“Deploying containers can offer several benefits like speeding up development cycles, increasing resource efficiency, and enabling easy application portability. That potential translates to a fast-growing market opportunity that we expect to top $4 billion by 2022,” said 451 Research Principal Analyst Jay Lyman. “Despite these advantages, some organizations have delayed container adoption because of security concerns and the difficulty of inspecting and monitoring container network traffic.”
“Without real-time detection capabilities, attackers and intruders can lurk within containers installing trojans, malware, ransomware and cryptominers or even corrupting and exfiltrating data,” said Chris Noell, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Alert Logic. “Network intrusion detection is critical to providing the visibility into container attacks that other approaches miss. With Alert Logic, organizations can confidently move forward with their container deployments knowing that they are protected by the only security solution in the market that addresses container visibility at the network layer.”
Customers and Partners Adopt New Network IDS Capabilities for Containers
Accesso Technology, a best-in-class eCommerce, point of sales and ticketing solution provider, helps its clients increase sales and streamline operations and is an early adopter of Alert Logic's container security innovation.
“As Accesso continues to focus on our industry-leading technology and security infrastructure, we need to ensure our containerized environment is protected without introducing additional complexity,” said William DeMar, Director, Information Security, Accesso Technology. “With Alert Logic, we have extended IDS security monitoring and detection to the container level and have gained more granular visibility into our container environments across multiple cloud platforms. Alert Logic partnered with us to get up and running quickly, and their team of security analysts and consultants proactively escalates incidents so we can prioritize our team’s efforts.”
Wealth Wizards is another Alert Logic customer using the new network IDS capability for containers. “We’re writing products our financial services clients want today, which means we need to build software really quickly,” said Richard Marshall, Head of Platform, Wealth Wizards. “We run in a 100% container environment, using Kubernetes and Docker. Security is a big priority for us, but we need to keep our engineering team focused on delivering the best experience for our clients. With Alert Logic we can concentrate on our core business while being safe in the knowledge we have security experts covering the operational side for us.”
Logicworks, a cloud automation and managed services company, partners with Alert Logic and has extended network IDS for containers capabilities to its customers. “Although container technology is relatively new, it's already a ‘go to’ code deployment strategy for Logicworks,” said Steven Zeller, Vice President, Product Marketing for Logicworks. “Containers help our customers work smarter, and Logicworks ensures that our customers’ containers run securely and efficiently on AWS. Alert Logic’s container security solutions give our customers confidence in the continuous security of their cloud infrastructure.”
Products + Services Approach
The Alert Logic container security solutions work by analyzing the signature of data packets as they traverse the container environment to detect cyberattacks in real-time and provide a graphical representation of the compromised container and its relationships. The intrusion detection capabilities for containers are fully managed by Alert Logic’s 24x7 security and compliance experts in the company’s Security Operations Centers. When a container threat is detected, Alert Logic’s security experts prioritize the threat, proactively escalate within 15-minutes, provide visual context, and offer remediation advice for customers.
For more information on Alert Logic's container security capabilities, visit here.
About Alert Logic
Alert Logic delivers better cybersecurity for everyone, regardless of their company’s size or technology environment. Our proactive threat management platform, always-current threat intelligence, and 24x7, customer-obsessed analyst services protect organizations cost-effectively and with fast time-to-value. More than 4,000 organizations trust their security to Alert Logic every day so they can focus on what matters most—running their business. Founded in 2002, Alert Logic is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Austin, Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast, London and Cali, Colombia. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.