Alert Logic: Container Security Product Overview and Analysis

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Alert Logic

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Company Description

Founded in 2002, Alert Logic is a privately held company headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Austin, Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast, London and Cali, Colombia.

Alert Logic provides security-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies that combine cloud-based software and analytics with services to assess, detect and block threats to applications and other workloads. Protection extends to the full stack 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.

Led by CEO Bob Lyons, Alert Logic says its cybersecurity offerings can help any organization, regardless of their size or technology environment. The company boasts more than 4,000 customers.


Alert Logic SaaS solutions work across all industries. The company’s primary focus is mid-market customers that have budget and human resource constraints, primarily in North America and EMEA.

Products and Services

Alert Logic IDS Capability for Containers is a network intrusion detection system (IDS) for containers, available in Alert Logic Cloud Defender and Threat Manager solutions. The technology inspects network traffic for malicious activity targeting containers, and provides faster detection of compromises to enhance the security of workloads running on the AWS Cloud, including Docker, Amazon Elastic Container Service, Kubernetes, CoreOS, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

Key Features

Alert Logic IDS Capability for Containers works by analyzing the signature of data packets as they traverse the container environment to detect cyberattacks in real-time and provide a graphical representation of the compromised container and its relationships. The intrusion detection capabilities for containers are fully managed by Alert Logic’s 24×7 security and compliance experts in the company’s Security Operations Centers. When a container threat is detected, Alert Logic’s security experts prioritize the threat, proactively escalating it within 15 minutes, providing visual context, and offering remediation advice for customers.

Product Performance Metrics

Alert Logic uses a combination of machine learning, data analysis and expert analysis to inform its security alerts, vulnerability data and event information. The company’s proprietary security platform combines advancements in machine learning and human security operators. In 2017, Alert Logic reported that it identified and escalated 2,207,795 total “true positive” security incidents, used its proprietary combination of machine learning, Active Watch Intelligence and security experts to examine over 32.5 million events, and analyzed more than 147 petabytes of data.


Alert Logic provides SaaS solutions that combine cloud-based software and innovative analytics with expert services to assess, detect and block threats to applications and other workloads. The Alert Logic solutions protect cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments and include 24×7 SOC services along with security expertise.


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