New MSSP Offering Provides Mid-Sized Businesses Cost-Effective Managed Security and the Ability to Easily Meet PCI and HIPAA Compliance
SAN FRANCISCO — Dec. 10, 2014 — GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service leader specializing in multi-cloud solutions, today announced its new managed security service offering designed for small- and mid-sized businesses that require critical protection for personal and financial data. The managed services leverage GoGrid’s dedicated ops team and AlienVault’s Unified Security Management™ (USM) platform to deliver security and monitoring, including 24/7 breach alerting and response, freeing up companies to focus vital financial and human resources on their core business while maintaining compliance.
With this new offering, companies can take advantage of the network and infrastructure experts that oversee GoGrid’s cloud operations to receive comprehensive security services and support for their individual systems, whether they run on the GoGrid cloud, third-party clouds, on-premise, or take a hybrid approach. While many vendors offer perimeter security at a low cost, GoGrid’s team of experts offer 24/7 threat detection & resolution security at a price that is accessible to any sized businesses. And unlike other security vendors that require companies to hand over crucial business processes to an autonomous third party, GoGrid’s managed services customers remain fully in control of their systems and data.
“By leveraging AlienVault USM and our existing team of infrastructure and network security experts and sharing costs among many customers, GoGrid is able to deliver managed services at a price point that mid-sized businesses and startups can afford,” said Kurt Nipp, VP of Services & Operations at GoGrid “We have our IT staff watching for problems at all hours, so that the customer doesn’t have to dedicate vital resources and personnel to make sure their systems are secure at all times and can achieve necessary compliance controls.”
GoGrid has extended its partnership with AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, to give managed services customers the highest level of threat detection and defense. GoGrid currently works with AlienVault to monitor and protect its own infrastructure and networks, and has deep familiarity with AlienVault’s market-leading security solutions. AlienVault USM helps GoGrid identify which threats are critical to customer systems, and GoGrid security experts take immediate action based on that intelligence, by deploying a proactive remedy or reaching out to the appropriate customer contact.
“AlienVault's approach combined with GoGrid’s expertise provides customers of all sizes, but especially the under-served mid-market, a complete security solution at a competitive price point enabling customers to get the most out of their investment and meet HIPAA and PCI requirements,” said Justin Endres, SVP of Sales at AlienVault.
The new managed services offering enables any business to easily meet the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), without sacrificing control of their data and infrastructure. PCI compliance is required for businesses that facilitate e-commerce transactions or work with companies that handle payment card data. In addition to avoiding fines from payment card issuers and regulatory agencies, PCI compliant businesses are far less likely to experience a security failure that could result in severe reputational damage as well as lost sales and customer relationships.
Preventice, a Minneapolis-based company that provides remote patient monitoring technology, has already begun to use GoGrid’s managed security service to protect its monitoring systems, which contain sensitive health data. The maker of wearable devices track vital health statistics, allowing patients to leave hospitals sooner, relies on GoGrid’s managed services to help it stay in compliance with federal standards governing security for personal health information.
To learn more about GoGrid’s managed security services, including features, use cases and pricing info, please visit www.gogrid.com/managed-security.
GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand solutions quickly, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively in the cloud and on-premise. As a leader in managed cloud and dedicated hosting, GoGrid has more than a decade of experience serving businesses around the globe, delivering solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit www.GoGrid.com.
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