WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services, the leading provider of information availability and business continuity services, and Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the cloud, are expanding their technology partnership to offer a new service: Managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) Service. SunGard Availability Services will present its approach to comprehensive security protection and compliance in Alert Logic's booth at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco this week (booth 2417).
As organizations continue to embrace the use of web-based and hosted applications to conduct business, the amount of risk associated with protecting corporate data continues to increase. In response to its customers, Alert Logic partnered with SunGard Availability services to provide a fully managed service that addresses the growing security, risk and compliance concerns that are prevalent amongst businesses today.
The solution, Managed WAF Service supported by Alert Logic's Web Security Manager application, ensures higher security for customers who are becoming more dependent on a web-based business model. Web-based applications offer many benefits for businesses such as lowering expenses and operating costs; however, these applications also increase risk as web-based attacks are one of the leading causes of breaches today.
"Trends such as BYOD and the movement to web-based applications reinforce the fact that corporate data and users no longer stay within a company network to conduct business," said Cara Camping, Managed Security Services Product Manager, SunGard Availability Services. "Perimeter security, or security from the firewall internally, is no longer sufficient for effective protection. The movement to web-based applications draws attention to the need for tighter security and protection of corporate data."
"Through the integration of a managed WAF, our customers are able to mitigate their risks against the growing use of web-based applications while addressing their compliance requirements, for example, PCI DSS," said Dave Colesante, CTO and SVP of Product Development, Alert Logic. "Customers get the benefit of Alert Logic's advanced security technologies with the seamless delivery of Managed WAF Services provided by SunGard Availability Services."
About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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 2,000 enterprises. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.
SOURCE SunGard Availability Services