Houston company acquires Austin analytics startup Click Security

Posted April 18th, 2016

Alert Logic, a Houston company that provides security solutions for the cloud, has acquired Austin-based security analytics startup Click Security.

By partnering with a company that that offers real-time security analytics, Alert Logic will have access to additional incident analysis capabilities that will strengthen the company’s current threat detection solutions. Besides typical defenses like firewalls and anti-virus software, Click Security provides real-time analytics to allow customers to detect the subtle changes in behavior that are often the signs of an advanced attack.

"Click Security has developed innovative approaches to detecting suspicious activity, correlating alerts, providing contextual intelligence and automating the analytical process to arm customers with deep security insight and continuous protection," said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic, in a press release. "We plan to quickly integrate the Click Security employees and technology into the Alert Logic Cloud Defender Security-as-a-Service platform to further protect our customers' business critical IT infrastructures."

Click Security is Alert Logic’s third acquisition since 2012, following Amorlogic in 2012 and Critical Watch in 2014.

Click Security was founded by Marc Willebeek-LeMair and Brian Smith, who also founded the network security firm TippingPoint Technologies Inc., which was acquired by 3Com Corp.

"Our founding vision at Click Security was to combine innovative security detection technology with advanced managed security solutions," said Willibeek-LeMair in the press release. "We are excited to be joining the industry leader in Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, and to continue pursuing our original mission on a larger and faster-growing platform."