Alert Logic Launches Web Security Manager On Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Web Application Firewall for AWS

Oct 17, 2013, 07:00 ET from Alert Logic

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alert Logic (, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced availability of its web application firewall (WAF), Web Security Manager on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Alert Logic's Web Security Manager, along with Threat Manager and Log Manager, provide a comprehensive suite of security & compliance solutions for AWS customers, who are able to take advantage of hourly or a monthly billing directly from Alert Logic.


Web Security Manager protects cloud environments by blocking web application attacks—such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting—with a combination of signature-based detection and application behavior profiling, stopping unauthorized application activity before an attack compromises an application. Unlike CDN-based "cloud WAFs" that rely on simplistic blocking policies, Web Security Manager provides the same full WAF functionality previously available only in traditional environments. Designed for elastic cloud environments, Web Security Manager auto-scales the same way as the application it protects. Along with WAF protection, Alert Logic also offers ActiveWatch services that provide 24x7 management by experienced web application security analysts to optimize protection, to relieve users of a critical but challenging function.

"With the launch of Web Security Manager, Alert Logic makes available a full enterprise-ready suite of Security-as-a-Service solutions built for the cloud," said Misha Govshteyn, chief strategy officer & co-founder at Alert Logic. "Now enterprises with cloud-enabled IT infrastructures can leverage all of our cloud-based web security & compliance solutions engineered for easy implementation through AWS."

"We are pleased that Alert Logic will be offering its entire suite of managed security products on AWS," said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. "The addition of Alert Logic's Web Security Manager enhances our shared-responsibility security model and gives customers additional security capabilities and convenience, via the AWS on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure."

The inclusion of Web Security Manager in Alert Logic's offerings for AWS builds on the powerful foundation of AWS that customers like Chargify, a recurring billing management company, use. The company will launch Web Security Manager to further protect its web applications in the AWS cloud.

"Alert Logic has built a differentiated security model for AWS that further helps customers like ourselves," said Drew Blas, head of operations at Chargify."As the only web application firewall that offers auto-scaling architecture with AWS, Web Security Manager is exactly what we need in our cloud environment."

About Alert Logic Web Security Manager

Web Security Manager delivers inline protection of web applications from dangerous cyber threats such as SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting, along with full coverage of OWASP Top Ten attacks. Using a combination of both positive and negative security models, Web Security Manager blocks malicious traffic while allowing legitimate traffic to pass unaffected. Key benefits of Web Security Manager are:

  • Designed and built for AWS, Web Security Manager auto-scales with protected cloud instances
  • Web Security Manager satisfies PCI DSS requirement 6.6, providing protection against the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities without resource-intensive code review
  • Because Web Security Manager profiles application and traffic behavior, it provides immediate protection against zero-day attacks that signatures cannot detect – unauthorized application activity is blocked automatically
  • Optional ActiveWatch service provides 24x7 Security Operations Center monitoring of all activity and ongoing WAF tuning to optimize protection, removing the biggest challenge of WAF utilization

A presentation given by Alert Logic and AWS on the new Web Security Manager offering is available at More information about Alert Logic's Web Security Manager, Threat Manager and Log Manager, which can be purchased through AWS or directly through Alert Logic, can be found at

About Alert Logic

Alert 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

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