Alert Logic Teams With RigNet To Accelerate Cloud Security
Oil and Gas Customers Secure Network Data With Sophisticated
HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2013
HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Further accelerating its reputation for
cloud security, Alert Logic (www.alertlogic.com) today announced RigNet, Inc.
(Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications to
the energy industry, has selected the company's Threat Manager and ActiveWatch
services to help their oil and gas customers better identify suspicious
network traffic and respond quicker to prevent data breaches.
RigNet offers a broad range of remote managed communications, systems
integration and collaborative applications designed to help offshore and
onshore drilling rigs, production facilities and energy maritime customers
boost uptime and build revenue. The company's 24x7, end-to-end network
management and communications environment allows customers to extend offices
to any remote location while maintaining access to corporate networks and
"Energy companies' networks are constantly under attack, and it is an
extremely complex process to monitor all possible data threats," said Mark
Slaughter, RigNet Chief Executive Officer and President. "Having used Alert
Logic's services on our own network, we have seen how highly effective it can
be to deliver a better security outcome."
According to a recent article in Fox Business, the U.S. energy sector
experienced the largest number of malware attacks of any industry in the
spring and summer of 2012. The end result was expensive outages at pipelines,
oil refineries and drilling platforms. Alert Logic's Senior Vice President of
Product Development and CTO Dave Colesante explains how his company is helping
RigNet insulate its oil and gas customers from network attacks.
"The oil and gas industry must be at a constant state of alert and take a
proactive approach to all potential network security threats," said Colesante.
"Alert Logic is helping companies such as RigNet better protect the oil and
gas industry's data assets, by enabling them with a multitenant,
Security-as-a-Service solution, managed through a simple web interface."
About Alert Logic Threat Manager
Alert Logic's next generation Threat Manager is the first fully managed threat
management solution deployable in any elastic cloud infrastructure –
irrespective of hypervisor and networking architecture – that can identify
threats found in all network traffic, including VM-to-VM traffic. Threat
Manager leverages Alert Logic's patented expert system, driven by global
threat data, to identify potential problems for Alert Logic analysts to
investigate. When Alert Logic Threat Manager detects an incident, Alert
Logic's ActiveWatch service provides expert guidance from its Security
Operations Center (SOC), staffed around the clock by Alert Logic security
analysts. As described in the recent Alert Logic State of Cloud Security
Report, Spring 2013, this system is used to observe billions of security
events annually, and verify tens of thousands of security threats that require
a response. More information about Alert Logic's Threat Manager can be found
RigNet Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote
communications, systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated
to the oil and gas industry, focusing on serving offshore and onshore drilling
rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. RigNet provides
solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced
applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to
over 1,100 remote sites in over 30 countries on six continents, effectively
spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston,
Texas. For more information, please visitwww.Rig.Net. RigNet is a registered
trademark of RigNet, Inc.
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
2,200 enterprises. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in
2002. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.
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