Downtime also was a major concern for
DiCesare. "Our three sites are interconnected. If there’s a
problem at our head office, it affects the whole company. It's
important to have the right measures in place to protect us from IT
disruptions; when our customers need machinery or a part, they need it
immediately. If our systems are down, and we can't get an order in or
access our systems, it has a major impact on our clients'
productivity," she pointed out.
The FireEye Helix Security Operations Platform
Kubpower has a long-standing relationship
with Adelaide-based Operational Systems (OpSys) – a managed services
provider – for its network support. OpSys describes itself as 'an
extended IT department,' enabling businesses to focus on their own
areas of expertise. Logically DiCesare turned to OpSys for help with
enhancing Kubpower's security. "The OpSys staff know what our
company is about and what’s important to us, so I knew they would
understand where we needed more protection," she recounted.
OpSys recommended FireEye Helix. The
solution is an intelligence-led security operations platform that
makes it simple to deliver advanced security to any organization. It
integrates all security solutions, including FireEye's network,
endpoint, and email protection, while also providing visibility into
existing third-party security tools. FireEye Helix collects event data
from all these tools and overlays FireEye's frontline intelligence,
rules, and analytics to help organizations determine which threats
present the greatest risk and how to respond.
"After I learned of the success that
OpSys had implementing FireEye Helix in both much larger and smaller
companies than ours, it became a no brainer for us to leverage the
same approach," DiCesare shared. "It's reassuring to know
that large companies – global corporations – are using this same
solution to lower their risk. If they can trust FireEye, then we're
comfortable to follow suit."
Reliable and Economical
The financial advantages of FireEye Helix
have been significant as well. DiCesare observed, "Having the
predictability of set monthly payments versus having to make a major
capital expenditure all at once, is ideal for us."
The Kubpower implementation has been
highly successful. "FireEye Helix has given us an increased
confidence in how we’re running our business; we can keep growing and
moving forward knowing our infrastructure protection is state of the
art and constantly up to date," DiCesare emphasized. "Helix
enables us to focus on the most important thing; our business!"
DiCesare has become much more confident
about the level of protection she has deployed. She concluded,
"Since Helix has been implemented it's all been smooth sailing.
When I start up my computer at the beginning of each day I know that
there is a world class security operations solution protecting the
Kubpower infrastructure. Having FireEye Helix in place gives me great
peace of mind."