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Alert Logic was founded in 2002 by a visionary group of security professionals who saw the need that was lacking in the IT security industryâ€”a multi-tenant security solution that could serve companies of all sizes, in all industries. Alert Logic was born when the brains behind the security startup were compelled to deliver a solution to the security problem.
After launching theÂ Security Operations CenterÂ from a couch, and landing its first big 24x7 deals, the team found an office, hired some more security experts and business-savvy leaders, and began a series of partnerships that redefined Security as a Service across the industry, globally. Eventually, Alert Logic brought companies to the forefront of the SaaS industry and established itself as a leader of cloud security companies across the globe.
â€œWe provide Security-as-a-Service solutions that combine Cloud-based software and innovative analytics withÂ expert servicesÂ toÂ assess,Â detect,Â andÂ blockÂ threats to applications and other workloads,â€ says the CEO of Alert Logic, Gray Hall.
The Security Service
When it comes to security, all business environments should be equally matched, regardless of size. Thatâ€™s why Alert Logic created a cloud-based, multi-tenantÂ Security-as-a-Service solutionÂ that works in small- to mid enterprise-level infrastructures, wherever the sensitive data is stored.â€œOur security model is built on a platform that fully integrates our software solutions, security operations, and security research into a single solution that keeps your resources and your data secure and compliant,â€ explains Hall.Â
By providing Security as a Service for applications in the cloud and hybrid environments, Alert Logic helps businessesÂ complyÂ with mandates like PCI DSS, HIPAA, and SOX COBIT. The protection from the company extends to theÂ full stackÂ of web application components and infrastructure to defend against a broad range of server-side threats - including hard-to-detect web application attacks such as SQL injection, path traversal, and cross-site scripting.
As theÂ leading cloud security provider, itÂ monitors, analyzes, and protects the network with intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, web application, and log management solutions. Coupled withÂ 24x7 monitoring, expert guidance, as well as security research and content, it is the protectors of business environments.
People And Culture
Alert Logic works in an exciting space and creates technology solutions like nothing else out there. As aÂ leading cloud security provider, it is always looking forward, running to opportunities, and solving needs with solutions that work. It strives to meet customer needs with teams that exceed expectation. â€œAnd we work hard because we know everyone around us is working hard, too,â€ notes the CEO.
Alert Logic is the leader in cloud security, and it plans on keeping that title. The leadership team defines and drives the present and future success of Alert Logic by continuing the company mission to serve businesses that demand a strong partner in cloud security. In fact, the company is growing at a record pace, and itâ€™s working hard to accomplish one goal: Change the way businesses secure the cloud.
A â€œThink Weâ€ Culture
The perks of working at Alert Logic are that everyone will give you free coffee and food. Thereâ€™s as much as coffee as you can guzzle, which is delivered via fancy automated barista machines. Whether itâ€™s Waffle Wednesdays in Houston, Arepa in Cali or Welsh Cake Fridays in Cardiff, the food perks are about getting together with coworkers as well as enjoying a snack. Thereâ€™s also a daily fruit delivery â€“ because one does not live on coffee alone!
Additionally, free yoga classes are held to refresh the body and mind. Alert Logic also encourages sponsored sports teams for some physical competition. It also organizes parties because those who accomplish great things know how to have a good time believes Alert Logic.
Alert Logic careers are a key factor in what makes it the leader in the security industry. â€œWe know that our success depends on everyone working together, collaborating across departments to do the right thing for our customers and our business,â€ notes Hall. This is why the employees have the freedom to create, the opportunity to learn, and the tools to succeed. And with sustained 40% annual growth, it is creating new opportunities for employees to move up and ahead in their career.
Meet the Initiator of Alert Logic
Gray Hall joined Alert Logic as CEO in 2009. Gray has led Alert Logicâ€™s growth from less than $10 million to more than $100 million in annual revenue while building a new executive leadership team, shifting the companyâ€™s growth strategy to focus on cloud service providers, acquiring strategic technology vendors, and re-capitalizing the company in a buyout transaction with Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. Grayâ€™s career in the IT industry has spanned more than 25 years including 8 years as co-founder and CEO of VeriCenter, a managed hosting provider he launched in 1999 and grew to $80 million in annual revenue until its sale to SunGard Data Systems in 2007. After VeriCenter, Gray served as Executive-in-Residence at Fidelity Equity Partners, a $500 million middle-market buyout fund backed by Fidelity Investments.
â€œWe focus on security, so you can focus on your business.â€
â€œWe are passionate about our work, and share our skills in a team environment.â€