Incedo consolidates its cybersecurity defence

Issue 4 2021 Cyber Security

Check Point Software Technologies announced that Incedo has consolidated its cybersecurity defence with Check Point Software solutions, including Check Point Quantum Security Gateways, Check Point Harmony Endpoint and Check Point R80 Security Management.

By switching from a multi-vendor approach to a consolidated end-to-end strategy with Check Point solutions, Incedo was able to overcome security gaps and safeguard itself and its clients from the increase in cyberattacks in 2020 and throughout 2021, all while decreasing endpoint costs by about 30% and increasing productivity.

Incedo is a global consulting services and solutions firm that helps enterprises achieve competitive advantage through digital transformation. Protecting data and service offerings is integral to Incedo's business. The company works with large volumes of clients' proprietary data and intellectual property. Besides this, Incedo processes data for its customers, providing it as packaged information services. The company also generates its own product development data and Internet and application-based services.

Multiple, distributed cloud environments support the company’s needs across the globe, including both pure cloud and hybrid. Separate environments are maintained for Incedo and each client and each environment was being protected by solutions from multiple vendors. As the global threat environment evolved, interoperability issues made it difficult to orchestrate policy and ensure visibility across the different security solutions. There was a need for Incedo to consolidate its security infrastructure, especially important during the Covid-19 pandemic when remote work became a reality for both Incedo and its customers.

“By consolidating our cybersecurity defences with Check Point Software, we’re far more agile and flexible than before. Check Point Software has helped us become a highly resilient organisation. In fact, when ransomware attacks spiked in 2020 and early 2021, both our and our clients’ environments stayed safe,” said Archie Jackson, senior director and head of IT and Security, Incedo.

Check Point Software consolidated Incedo’s security infrastructure to provide automatically orchestrated defences across its organisation. Incedo also gained 100% protection against ransomware and other zero-day attacks. The Check Point Software solutions that Incedo deployed include:

• Check Point Quantum Security Gateways (integrated with Sandblast Network) to protect its networks from fifth-generation attacks, as well as zero-day protection and support for hyper scale performance.

• Check Point Harmony Endpoint, a behaviour-based detection solution to protect its remote workforce against zero-day attacks such as ransomware, phishing and malware. Since its implementation, Incedo no longer has to manage stand-alone solutions for email security, mobile security, detection and response, secure access and DNS security as these are all managed centrally by Check Point Harmony Endpoint.

• Check Point R80 Security Management to provide unified visibility of Incedo's entire environment, enabling quick policy installation, enterprise-wide configuration and deployment and consolidation.

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