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 Internet services.
"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 at www.alertlogic.com.
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 visit www.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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