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June 28, 2011
The file integrity monitoring space, like any other, has many players offering their own file monitoring solutions. So it’s no surprise that after profiling StillSecure’s file monitoring solution in mid-June I was quickly contacted by Alert Logic, a security SaaS provider that has focused on file monitoring for the last 4-5 years. Here’s the upshot from Urvish Vashi, VP of marketing at Alert Logic.
“We get the importance of file integrity monitoring,” said Vashi, who pointed out four key areas in which Alert Logic focuses when it comes to security:
Having the right security products;
Delivering the applications, fully-managed, on a day-to–day basis;
Security intelligence for monitoring; and
Flexibility to deliver the security service wherever a customer has set up its IT infrastructure.
“These are the things that service providers look for,” he said. Service providers inherit the security compliance burden of their end users who expect their service provider to meet their compliance goals.”
Alert Logic’s file integrity monitoring solution is based on OSSEC, an open source security detection system that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response. Alert Logic focuses on the integration aspect.
Vashi explained: “Service providers have to find the right answer for their clients and they have to integrate the compliance solution into their offering. They have portals to manage their customers. Alert Logic puts tabs in those portals that lets end users view their system security. It flows more naturally into how they [service provides and end users] do business.”
So Alert Logic has been focused on integrating its solutions with service providers for the last six years, and Vashi said you can expect more agreements with service providers to be announced within the next few months. Also look for these four announcements from Alert Logic in the near future:
We’ll be monitoring each of the four milestones for potential updates.
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