Depaeuw was established in 1964 in Hauts-de-France when founder Gylbert Depaeuw acquired his first truck. Since then, the family business continued to grow to a fleet of 200 trucks, making them a leading transport and logistics company. Depaeuw takes pride in transporting goods in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
Depaeuw’s head office is located in London, with three other locations in Dunkirk, Pérenchies, and Salome, as well. They continue to operate in its regional base of Hauts-de-France.
With their recent decision to migrate to the cloud, Depaeuw had to rethink its security policy. The transition to the cloud began about two years ago when the management team decided that exporting most of their IT applications would be best for their multisite organisation. “We chose Microsoft® Office 365® and entrusted the hosting of some of our office data at CIV, an eco-responsible data centre in the region,” says Bruno Bacquet, CIO of Depaeuw.
Knowing this transition would be a large task, they hired YOURAX, an IT security implementation company, to support them in securing and managing the change in their IT infrastructures. YOURAX suggested Trend Micro solutions to secure their transition to the cloud and found the best solution to fit their needs was the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Suite.
"At the time, our infrastructure, protected by a different security solution, was attacked by a virus that was difficult to eradicate. This prompted me to reach out to our security partner, YOURAX, who offered me the solution Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™. The solution was able to stop the virus and left us completely satisfied."
CIO of Depaeuw
Why Trend Micro
Ten years ago, Bruno Bacquet found himself in a difficult situation and was assisted by Trend Micro, who eased the situation and helped find a resolution. Bacquet explained, “At the time, our infrastructure, still protected by a different security solution, was attacked by a virus that was difficult to eradicate. This prompted me to reach out to our security partner, YOURAX, who offered me the solution Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™. The solution was able to stop the virus and left us completely satisfied.” That said, Trend Micro quickly became the became a natural choice to secure Depaeuw’s redesigned security strategy in the cloud.
The great challenge Depaeuw faced was ensuring the security solution could provide layered security across all of the hosted applications, which is why Smart Protection Suites was the solution of choice. Depeauw began the installation of the suite in the beginning 2017, securing all levels of their new computer system. The first layer, Trend Micro™ Hosted Email Security™, inspects the email flow in transit in the Office 365 Cloud, before arriving at Depaeuw. Then it targets spam and has a space where suspicious emails can be tested and destroyed.
The second layer of defense they deployed was Trend Micro™ Cloud App Security, which provides them with direct cloud-to-cloud integration through application programming interfaces (APIs). “It monitors Microsoft® Exchange Server™ online e-mail, files dropped on Microsoft® OneDrive®, and files exchanged through Microsoft® SharePoint® online”, explained Ludovic Henze.
The third and final layer deployed was Trend Micro Apex One™. The company has a total of one hundred clients, 20 servers, and a fleet of smartphones. With Apex One, a range of layered detection capabilities, alongside investigation and response, defends the endpoint through every stage.
"I no longer have to manage the infrastructure or keep it in operational condition. I focus on my job...."
CIO of Depaeuw
The results are immediate. “The quarter following the deployment, the volume of unwanted messages fell drastically,” said Bacquet. Further expressing that, “More than 70 percent of incoming messages that contain spam, phishing attempts, and etc. are blocked.”
Bruno Bacquet’s two main objectives have been achieved: To strengthen the level of security and to make IT administration more flexible.
Apex One has enabled much faster and more convenient deployment of security on computers. “If a new PC arrives, all I have to do is connect to the administration console and send an e-mail link to the employee. From there, all the employee has to do is click on this link to have the agent settle in automatically,” explained Bacquet.
Most importantly, Bacquet expressed, “I no longer have to manage the infrastructure or keep it in operational condition. I focus on my job, that is, project management in the transport management system, our OMP business software. As a result, the existing IT security policy is evolving to support this important shift.”
Depaeuw is excited about its relationship with Trend Micro and the local experience YOURAX brings.