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Alert Logic & SunGard Partner to Deliver Security & Compliance Solutions

SunGard Availability Services to add Alert Logic solutions to its Managed Security Services

Alert Logic, a provider of on-demand Security-as-a-Service, announced that SunGard Availability Services will integrate Alert Logic’s solutions for vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection and log management into its current suite of managed security services

SunGard will be able to provide enterprise customers the ability to choose Alert Logic Threat Manager™ and Alert Logic Log Manager™ from its managed services portfolio.  Alert Logic Threat Manager automatically identifies malicious behavior and questionable network patterns originating both inside and outside of a customer’s network. Alert Logic Log Manager collects and archives log data on events relevant to customers’ security. Alert Logic’s 24x7 Managed Security Services, including ActiveWatch and LogReview, provide expert human analysis, review and insight on real-time security threats and alerts.

“This partnership illustrates how we continually strive to offer options for reliable, round-the-clock protection to our customers,” said Rob Walters, vice president of product development at SunGard Availability Services. “Alert Logic is recognized as a leader in managed security services, and their experience provides our customers with enhanced security, monitoring and compliance alternatives.”

Early detection of security threats has become a priority for many organizations after a flurry of attacks this spring. The Ponemon Institute recently found that 78 percent of survey respondents said there has been an increase in the frequency of attacks in the past year and most said attacks have become more severe and difficult to detect and contain.

Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service provides SunGard and its enterprise customers four distinct advantages: market leading security tools, a fully managed SaaS delivery model, integrated 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) services to monitor and provide expert guidance, and it is deployable anywhere a customer has IT infrastructure – including the cloud.

“At Alert Logic, we understand service providers, and our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and managed services were built from the ground up to seamlessly integrate into partner environments and delivery models,” said Gray Hall, president and CEO of Alert Logic. “This partnership allows Alert Logic to focus on protecting enterprise networks while SunGard focuses on providing customers uninterrupted access to the IT systems they need in order to do business.”

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to over 9,000 customers globally.  “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 SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies.  SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves more than 25,000 customers in 70 countries.  SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector.  SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.  With annual revenue of about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, visit www.sungard.com.

About Alert Logic
Alert Logic simplifies IT security and compliance management by delivering an integrated solution consisting of Software-as-a-Service products and 24x7 Security Operations Monitoring services for intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and log management. 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 for over 1,400 enterprise customers. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002. For more information, please visit
http://www.alertlogic.com.

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