Alert Logic Appoints Former Sophos CEO to Board of Directors

Steve Munford to Contribute Cybersecurity Leadership and Business Expansion Experience to Alert Logic

Jan 12, 2016, 09:00 ET from Alert Logic

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alert Logic (, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced the appointment of Steve Munford to its Board of Directors. Mr. Munford will join six other board members on Alert Logic's board of directors who are corporate leaders in the fields of cloud computing technology, finance and business development.

Mr. Munford brings extensive global information security leadership expertise having served as Sophos' CEO from 2006 to 2012. During that time, he led the company through a dramatic period of growth, more than tripling bookings. Prior to his role as CEO, Mr. Munford served as President of Sophos for North America and then Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and its senior management team.  Previously, he was President of ActiveState before its acquisition by Sophos in 2003. Under his leadership, ActiveState established itself as a global leader in email security software.

"Steve is a proven leader in the areas of cybersecurity leadership and global business expansion having overseen Sophos' transition from an anti-virus company to a leader in the security industry," said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. "We're honored to have him join Alert Logic's board of directors. I'm confident Steve's experience and track record in the security industry will make him an invaluable Board member as we continue pursuing our mission of making Alert Logic the global leader in protecting organizations from cyber threats – in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid environment."

In addition to overseeing Sophos' growth into an industry leader with billings of $400 million, Mr. Munford also sits on various boards and acts as an advisor to companies in the cloud computing and security technology industries, including Sophos, Carbonite, Teradici, Elastic Path, Quick Mobile and Utimaco. 

"I'm passionate about the dynamic business of cybersecurity and I'm excited to work with Alert Logic to bring its Security-as-a-Service solution to many more global organizations," said Mr. Munford. "The combination of products plus services that is a key differentiator for Alert Logic will be critical to securing a company's technology infrastructure for organizations of all sizes."

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About Alert Logic 
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 3,500 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyses over 400 million events and identifies over 50,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24x7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit

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