The Carey Group had already run a business continuity plan in 2018, so it was well prepared for the rapid shift to remote working that came with the emergence of COVID in early 2020. However, the SaaS deployment model used by Trend Micro’s solutions made the transition even more seamless, according to Amjad.
“When COVID struck we didn’t really need to introduce any drastic changes. We just followed the plan, and everything worked pretty well for us,” he says. “Trend Micro was deployed on our endpoint devices so we had eyes on our teams and on whether they were connected from the corporate network or home. In addition, Cloud App Security was doing its job by checking everything from a cloud aspect. So overall it was a very smooth transition for us.”
Consolidating onto a single vendor has also made Amjad’s life easier in terms of training team members up on the tools, keeping threats at bay, and simplifying support calls.
“It’s better to work with one platform, one technology and one vendor which has control over multiple different environments,” he concludes. “It’s easier for my team to learn about the technology, and optimised security for my data and systems. We tend to receive so many phishing and whaling attacks and our solutions pick up and defend against all of them.”