PEER 1 Partners with Alert Logic to build on Intrusion Detection Services for IT Compliance

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Collaboration Enhances Security Offering for e-Commerce Business Customers

Alert Logic offers best-of-breed intrusion detection and proactive threat management, complementing the existing vulnerability and firewall security solutions we offer to customers.

PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), the global online business hosting provider, and Alert Logic, Inc., today announced a partnership in which PEER 1 will provide integrated IT-compliant intrusion detection and log management services for its e-commerce customers using Alert Logic's cloud-based IT compliance and security solutions.

PEER 1's numerous customers operating transactional, credit-card based e-Commerce businesses are required to comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), the worldwide security standard designed to help control and prevent online credit card fraud. By partnering with Alert Logic, PEER 1 can ensure IT compliance for Managed Hosting customers as an additional service, without the customer having to invest in security infrastructure or monitoring resources.

Tim Varma, Director of Product Management at PEER 1 commented: "Offering on-demand intrusion detection security and continuous threat monitoring takes away the headaches of compliance for our customers. Through our partnership with Alert Logic, business customers can now benefit from a convenient, compliant and affordable end-to-end security solution that allows them to focus on their business with the peace of mind that their IT solutions are actively being monitored by security experts."

Alert Logic will provide its Threat Manager and Log Manager solutions to address intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning and log management requirements within PCI DSS. PEER 1 Managed Hosting customers will have access to Alert Logic's world-class web-based management portal for easy visibility to issues that could impact the security or compliance status of their IT assets. Through the dashboard interface, customers can view incoming data and traffic analysis from vulnerability scanning, as well as monitoring of traffic and threats inside the firewall.

Varma continues: "Alert Logic offers best-of-breed intrusion detection and proactive threat management, complementing the existing vulnerability and firewall security solutions we offer to customers."

"PCI compliance requires a level of IT security expertise and resources that most smaller merchants just can't support," said Misha Govshteyn, Chief Technology Officer at Alert Logic. "As a result, many businesses have adopted a stop-gap - or "check box" - compliance strategy that satisfies regulators but fails to provide a more comprehensive solution to protect their organization. We're proud to collaborate with PEER 1 in delivering managed security services that require less up-front investment and overhead -- and allow business owners to focus on what they do best."

For more information and availability of the Alert Logic IT compliance solution, PEER 1 customers should contact their account manager or sales representative on 1-866-579-9690.

About PEER 1:
PEER 1 believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a global web business hosting provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high performance Internet network supporting scalable Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and Colocation solutions.

Backed by its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Supportâ„¢, PEER 1 ensures customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 16 state-of-the-art data centers and points-of-presence throughout North America and Europe. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: or

About Alert Logic:
Alert Logic is a leading provider of cloud-based IT compliance and security solutions. By enabling its customers to detect threats, eliminate vulnerabilities, and manage log data, Alert Logic provides the easiest way to secure networks and comply with policies and regulations. Alert Logic's cloud-based platform utilizes Software-as-a-Service to deliver the benefits of rapid deployment, zero maintenance, and no upfront capital costs. As a result, Alert Logic customers benefit from easy and affordable compliance and security. Based in Houston, Texas and founded in 2002, more information about Alert Logic can be found at

For PEER 1 inquiries please contact Marcela Peake on 604-909-6428 / mpeake (at)

For Alert Logic inquiries please contact Cybele Diamandopoulos on 512-535-4422 / cybele (at)


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