HelpSystems announced that it has agreed to buy Alert Logic, a pioneer in managed detection and response (MDR) services, in a merger agreement. Alert Logic augments robust cybersecurity resources and technology to protect on-premise, cloud, SaaS, and hybrid infrastructures. The MDR solution from the company focuses on reducing the high strain that enterprises are under as a result of the rising number of cyberattacks and the significant scarcity of experienced experts available to prevent and remediate them. Alert Logic will be a key component of HelpSystems' overall cybersecurity strategy.
Alert Logic helps businesses of all sizes build a hybrid IT strategy for satisfying their cybersecurity goals and relevant regulatory obligations. With more than 4,000 clients and a global partner network, Alert Logic is the market leader in MDR for cloud settings. Its broad coverage combined with human monitoring allows businesses to comply with important regulatory standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA HITECH, GDPR, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), SOC 2, NIST 800-171 and 800-53, ISO 27001, COBIT, and others.
“The speed of change in the cybersecurity environment requires HelpSystems to stay abreast of rapidly evolving macro trends and the tools and services our customers need to succeed. The lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals means enterprises everywhere are increasingly looking to outsource this function to a reliable partner. Alert Logic is a respected leader in this capacity, and we’re so pleased to welcome this team of experts to the HelpSystems family.”
Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems
John Post, CEO, Alert Logic said that “Our customers and global partner community trust us to help them achieve peace of mind in a swiftly changing, high-stakes environment rife with cyberattacks. The Alert Logic team is excited to continue our tradition of providing best-in-class service to global organizations as part of HelpSystems. We look forward to enabling HelpSystems to expand its offerings to customers looking to supplement their teams with managed services.”