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Ensono, Alert Logic Deliver AWS Threat Detection

AlertLogic CEO Bob Lyons
AlertLogic CEO Bob Lyons

Ensono, a managed service provider (MSP) that specializes in hybrid IT services, is leveraging the Alert Logic Cloud Defender security-as-a-service (SECaaS) solution to deliver a managed security service to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.

The Ensono-Alert Logic managed security service provides continuous AWS monitoring and threat detection and response, according to a prepared statement. By doing so, the service helps AWS customers secure their data, workloads and applications.

The managed security service combines security tools, analysts and operational capabilities from Alert Logic with Ensono's AWS managed services and infrastructure security expertise, the companies stated. That way, organizations can use the service to detect and remediate threats in AWS environments.

With the managed security service, organizations can leverage Alert Logic's machine learning and anomaly detection capabilities to validate cyber threats. If a threat is legitimate, Alert Logic security analysts work with Ensono's operations and support teams to implement a response plan, according to the companies.

In addition, Ensono's operations and support teams work directly with AWS customers to remediate cyberattacks, the company said. They provide AWS customers with security operations center (SOC) support to ensure organizations can address cyberattacks, comply with industry mandates and lower their cybersecurity costs.

Ensono and Alert Logic: Here's What You Need to Know

Acxiom IT, an infrastructure management firm, rebranded as Ensono in January 2016. Since that time, Ensono has provided hybrid IT solutions to help organizations secure their applications and middleware.

Ensono in March acquired the hosted data center services business of Wipro, an Indian information technology services provider, for $405 million. The company added eight Wipro data centers and over 900 employees as part of the transaction.

Furthermore, Wipro partnered with Ensono in March to address the hybrid IT requirements of its enterprise customers. Wipro also made a $55 million strategic investment in Ensono at this time.

Alert Logic provides SECaaS for applications in cloud and hybrid environments. It helps organizations assess, detect and block threats to applications and other workloads.

Bob Lyons joined Alert Logic as its CEO in March. Gray Hall, who was Alert Logic's CEO since 2009, continues to serve on the company's board of directors.

Lyons has more than 25 years of experience as a global executive. He is expected to help Alert Logic expand its security and compliance solutions portfolio, the company said.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.