Alert Logic has announced its first European security operations centre (SOC).
This week the Houston, Texas-based company opened the centre in Cardiff to support demand from its rapidly expanding customer base in Europe. The centre will be staffed by a team of local security and threat intelligence experts, delivering a fully managed, enterprise-grade service for the Alert Logic suite of network, system and application security technologies.
Gray Hall, CEO at Alert Logic, said: “The opening of our new European SOC, coupled with our recently launched UK data centre, enables us to be closer to our European customers, delivering them continuous protection, and deep security and compliance insight, no matter where their IT resides, whether it’s in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid environment.
“While the Alert Logic SOC provides around the clock security monitoring, daily log review, web application firewall management and advanced anomaly detection, the research team is hard at work researching emerging threats, reviewing threat trends and creating new security content that feeds the Alert Logic platform.”
David Howorth, VP EMEA said: “Since our initial decision to invest in Wales back in April, we have consistently been impressed with the level of support that we have received from the Welsh Government and the City of Cardiff Council in helping us to establish our operations in the UK.
“The fact that we have been able to attract and recruit such a large number of highly skilled employees from its initial inception seven months ago, to being fully operational, is testament to the ambitions of the Welsh Government, City of Cardiff Council and the surrounding Universities to cement the region as a UK hub for Cyber security.”