Alert Logic Updates Network Intrusion Detection System for Containers

Cloud security company, Alert Logic, today announced major updates to their Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) for containers. The release adds container log management and availability on Microsoft Azure, on-premises, and hosted environments. It provides a simple and comprehensive view of risk through improved visibility into any workload in any container. Furthermore, users can collect, aggregate, and search container log data to enhance security and compliance.

These capabilities are available through the Alert Logic Cloud Defender and Alert Logic Threat Manager. Thus, it just takes a single interface to manage security of containers. Coverage includes real-time detection of known and unknown exploits that target applications running in containers on Docker, Kubernetes, Elastic Beanstalk, Docker Swarm, CoreOS, Azure Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Container Service, and Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes. This also means that portability across platforms increases.

Such broad coverage gives enterprises peace of mind when changing to a new container option. Alert Logic senior vice president of engineering, Chris Noell, said:

 “Our NIDS-based approach to container security, combined with new container log management capabilities and integration across an organization’s total—and often complex—environment, provides a more comprehensive view than other solutions available today. Businesses employ containers for ease and speed of deployment, yet struggle to maintain consistent security as they move containers across cloud, hosted and on-prem environments. Alert Logic solves this challenge by making security as portable as your containers, without any lag or disruption to business operations.”

Now organizations can simplify their approach by leveraging one solution to protect all workloads and to reduce complexity in multiple areas:

  • Visualize which containers and hosts may be compromised
  • Examine associated metadata
  • Explore remediation recommendations
  • Support existing security policies and workflow
  • Provide a holistic view of attacks

To learn more about Alert Logic, check out our recent interview with VP of solution engineering, Mark Brooks.

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