US Security as a Service specialist Alert Logic has pitched up in the UK cutting the ribbon on a datacentre and operations centre in Cardiff as it opts to provide more support for its European customers.
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Cardiff has been chosen as the base for a UK hub with the firm expecting to recruit employees from the local area, which helped Alert Logic secure a developmental grant from the Welsh government.
The establishment of a UK operation will provide a base for sales, marketing and support teams and the location of a data centre that will serve customers across EMEA and it will build a security operations centre to provide 24 x 7 monitoring of the threat landscape.
"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," he added.
Alert Logic warned last week that cloud threats were on the rise, with attacks on the hosted environment starting to resemble the activity in the physical world, and called for more awareness of the situation.
To get its information the firm established a number of honeypots globally to get a picture of what was happening and found that the volume of cloud attacks was higher in the Europe than the US, by up to four times, and around 14% of malware it collected would have slipped past many of the anti-virus products on the market.