“The biggest benefits from our VMware environment include redundancy for software and solutions that don’t fit in a redundant hardware deployment model. Also, VMware has really simplified disaster recovery for us,” said Forrest.
Switching to Trend Micro has raised the level of confidence in security—for the technology staff who spend less time battling threats, for managers who appreciate threats that are stopped in the cloud, and for employees who don’t have to think about security and who can focus on selling clothing.
The new Trend Micro solutions have been easy to configure and deploy within the VMware environment, and easy to manage on a day-to-day basis. “Once we got our policies and groups aligned with our security architecture goals, we have not had to spend much time on Deep Security,” said Forrest. “Changes are very easy, and the Deep Security console gives us excellent visibility. Sometimes it is so quiet that I worry that Deep Security isn’t running and I ask my team to check—it has made security almost too easy.”
To make sure that their confidence in Trend Micro Enterprise Security is justified, Guess? routinely brings in a team of third-party security experts. Once a year, the high-level security professionals evaluate the security deployment at Guess? and a hacker attempts to break through Trend Micro security and get into the company’s most sensitive data and systems.
“Our annual security evaluations started with a PCI gap analysis, and grew from there,” said Forrest. “Every year we bring in security experts and ask them to try to breach our security. Since we added Deep Security, they are not getting into any of the servers protected by it. This has turned into a great practice for us.”
"Every year we bring in security experts and ask them to try to breach our security. Since we added Deep Security, they are not getting into any of the servers protected by it. This has turned into a great practice for us."
Director Networks & Infrastructure, Guess? Inc.
Deep Security has helped Guess? take full advantage of virtualisation in the data centre, with the convenience of a security solution that can protect both traditional and virtual servers. The technology team is also evaluating cloud services for the potential to more flexibly meet future business requirements.