Aava Medical Centre is a Finnish family firm with a 50-year history. Its specialists represent the majority of clinical specialties. Aava provides specialist and occupational health care services in Espoo, Helsinki, Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Oulu, Tampere, Tuusula, Turku, and Vantaa. The company has approximately 450 employees, and in 2015 its total sales was approximately 45 million euros.
Security in Aava must be at the highest possible level. The patient information system has a lot of sensitive information that must never end up in the wrong hands. This is why Aava was proactive and upgraded its Microsoft® Office 365™ Security with Trend Micro™. In one month, Trend Micro™ Cloud App security, with its ability to detect known and unknown threats, cut the number of malware reaching workstations at Aava to a fraction of what it was before. For years, Trend Micro™ has protected the company’s servers and workstations with its antivirus solution, with good results.
In a medical centre like Aava, the heart of all operations is the patient information system. If it doesn’t work, business ceases immediately. This is why the security protecting this system must be up and running at all times.
“The amount of ransomware has grown globally so much that it has become a real threat, and the number is definitely not getting smaller. We had to react to this situation,” says Aava’s ICT Manager, Tero Lainpelto.
“Without proper protection, we could easily find ourselves in the tabloids, if there were any problems.”
The Office 365™ cloud service was relying on Microsoft® security solutions that were always a bit behind the real-time situation. And, it was difficult to get reports from the environment.
Aava has used Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ to protect its workstations for over 10 years, so they know the product works well. Malware descriptions are updated quickly and in the workstations. The software has a small footprint, so it doesn’t hoard the workstation’s resources or slow it down.
Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ has also proven its merit over a number of years. Aava sources its server capacity as a service from Cygate. In their data centre, servers are protected with Deep Security. Cygate, specialising in designing and implementing secure IT environments, also provides Aava with Cloud App Security.
On the basis of a long and successful partnership, getting the added security for Office 365™ from Trend Micro™ was a natural step to take.
”IT management never has enough resources, so one of the deciding factors was how easy it was to use Cloud App Security.”
In March 2016, Aava started using Cloud App Security in its Office 365™ cloud service.
“Commissioning was extremely easy. Once we got the license keys, the product was in use the very same day. It just had to be told in a web portal where to find our office cloud,” praises Lainpelto.