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TMCNet:  Data Foundry Partners With Alert Logic to Deliver Security and Compliance Solutions

[January 08, 2014]

Data Foundry Partners With Alert Logic to Deliver Security and Compliance Solutions

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- Data Foundry, a leading provider of global data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services, today announced that they will integrate solutions from Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the cloud, including vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection and log management into its current suite of managed security services.

Data Foundry will now be able to provide enterprise customers the ability to choose Alert Logic Threat Manager, Alert Logic Log Manager and Alert Logic Web Security Manager from its managed services portfolio. Alert Logic Threat Manager automatically identifies malicious behavior and questionable network patterns originating both inside and outside of a customer's network. Alert Logic Log Manager collects and archives log data on events relevant to customers' security. Alert Logic Web Security Manager protects cloud environments by blocking web application attacks with a combination of signature-based detection and application behavior profiling. Alert Logic's 24x7 Managed Security Services, including ActiveWatch and LogReview, provide expert human analysis, review and insight on real-time security threats and alerts.

"In this era of increasingly sophisticated attacks, the key to intrusion detection is visibility into the activity on systems, applications and devices," said Edward Henigin, Chief Technology Officer for Data Foundry. "By partnering with Alert Logic, we now have a best-in-class IDS and compliance solution in our managed services portfolio to offer customers." Early detection of security threats has become a priority for many organizations after a flurry of attacks this spring. The Ponemon Institute recently found that 78 percent of survey respondents said there has been an increase in the frequency of attacks in the past year and most of these attacks have become more severe and difficult to detect and contain.

Alert Logic's Security-as-a-Service provides Data Foundry and its enterprise customers four distinct advantages: market leading PCI (payment card industry) compliance, a fully managed SaaS delivery model, integrated 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) services to monitor and provide expert guidance, and it is deployable anywhere a customer has IT infrastructure - including the cloud.

"By leveraging the capabilities of Threat Manager, Log Manager and Web Security Manager, Data Foundry is further proving its commitment to providing industry best security services to its customers," said Alert Logic Vice President of Business Development Rohit Gupta. "We are excited to be partnering with such a premium data center operator." Data Foundry is a global colocation and managed services provider that has been in operation since 1994. Data Foundry owns and operates three data centers in Texas and offers global colocation services in markets throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Data Foundry also recently announced it will build a 300,000 square foot, 50 megawatt data center on its new 18 acre campus in Houston.

About Alert LogicAlert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, provides solutions to secure the application and infrastructure stack. By integrating advanced security tools with 24×7 Security Operations Center expertise, customers can defend against security threats and address compliance mandates. By leveraging an "as-a-Service" delivery model, Alert Logic solutions include day-to-day management of security infrastructure, security experts translating complex data into actionable insight, and flexible deployment options to address customer security needs in any computing environment. Built from the ground up to address the unique challenges of public and private cloud environments, Alert Logic partners with over half of the largest cloud and hosting service providers to provide Security-as-a-Service solutions for business application deployments for over 2,300 enterprises. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.

About Data FoundryData Foundry provides comprehensive wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services. The company provides its customers with secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24/7/365. The company supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry operates data centers in Austin and Houston and owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

Data Foundry is a trademark of Data Foundry, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Andrew Staples Data Foundry, Inc.

astaples@phmgmt.com +1-512-684-9450 Source: Data Foundry

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