Cardiff - 28 April 2014 - US-based Alert Logic has announced its international expansion into EMEA. It has selected the city of Cardiff for its new UK hub, which will include a datacentre and Security Operations Centre.
“Data from our recent Cloud Security Report noted Europe as having the highest volume of attacks in hosting and public cloud infrastructures. European customers are looking for high-quality, cloud-based security and compliance solutions that can address their unique needs,” said Gray Hall, CEO, Alert Logic. “With over 300 Alert Logic customers in the UK already, we are excited to announce today that Alert Logic is expanding into Europe with the goal of providing better support for our current and future customers.”
Alert Logic will continue its investment in the new UK office by building out the sales, marketing and support teams to engage directly with customers in the UK. Recent hires include David Howorth, VP of EMEA sales.
The company is currently developing its UK-based datacentre to provide local support for EMEA customers. Construction is also underway for the first Alert Logic UK Security Operations Centre, which will include 24×7 security monitoring to address any threats that may arise.
In order to expedite the launch of Alert Logic’s Cardiff headquarters, the Cardiff Business Council has awarded Alert Logic a developmental grant. This will be used in the creation of new jobs and the new datacentre, as well as further training programs.
“The arrival of Alert Logic is great news for the United Kingdom, and specifically Cardiff and the Welsh Government’s Enterprise Zone,” said Councillor Phil Bale, Leader, City of Cardiff Council. “In addition to providing new jobs in a highly skilled field, their investment demonstrates the importance of offering in-country residence of data and specialised compliance. Their expansion will provide local resources to address the critical security requirements of EMEA businesses.“
Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, provides solutions to secure the application and infrastructure stack. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002.
Source: Alert Logic