Cloud computing is steadily becoming an integral part of the operations of any business because of the many benefits that come with it. However, there are also concerns regarding the security and privacy. Many companies feel they do not have control over where the data or application is stored and who has access to it. This concern is one of the biggest hindrances to the harnessing the power of cloud computing.
Many companies have come up security solutions for this issue and one such company is Alert Logic. Its security system helps companies to adhere to their compliance under HIPAA and PCI (News - Alert). Moreover, it makes it possible for companies to stay on top of the possible vulnerabilities that may exist in their system. This solution comes with a sophisticated intrusion detection software that notifies companies as soon as there is any unauthorized access. This information is crucial in helping the company to address the issue right away before it becomes big. Further, efficient log management and firewall for web applications further enhance the security.
Due to these features, Amazon has recently included this product in its Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) package for startups. The AWS cloud will contain Alert Logic's Threat Manager, Log Manager and Web Security Manager. Threat Manager is a round the clock detection software that constantly monitors the network for any possible threats and intrusions. If any problem is detected, it notifies the concerned personnel right away. The Log Manager, as the name implies, collects every information and transaction that has occurred in the system to make it easy for network administrators to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem. The Web Security Manager prevents any web-based attack such as cross scripting and SQL injection.
The inclusion of these services in AWS is a welcome boon for startups and they can now concentrate on creating their apps without worrying too much about security issues.