SLAM has already seen a range of benefits resulting from its decision to deepen its investment with Trend Micro. MacLellan was particularly impressed by the ability of Deep Security to offer management capabilities from a single pane of glass.
“We’re a small team and run security as a linear layer across all our departments, so ease-of-use was essential. With Deep Security you get a holistic view from endpoint to servers and from cloud to network inspection, which was exactly what we needed,” MacLellan explains. “Although we added more protection to our organization through the various suites, the centralized pane of glass Trend Micro offers hasn’t added any management overheads. It’s more efficient than having four different vendors in place.”
What’s more, Deep Security kept the organization safe from WannaCry while SLAM’s counterparts in the wider NHS were less fortunate. An estimated 19,000 operations and appointments were cancelled as a result of the WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017.
“We had protection through virtual patching and got assurance through talking to Trend Micro support. It was a very controlled and managed experience for SLAM,” says MacLellan.
That protection has been matched by Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ Inspector and its ability to hunt down threats at the network layer, as well as Cloud App Security, which blocks malware targeting SLAM’s Office 365 platform.
Most importantly, having an effective, optimized layer of security in place has helped SLAM accelerate its adoption of cloud services to become a more agile and efficient organization. This has generated significant cost savings through improved capacity management, whilst driving a shift from being “a reactive IT department to a proactive, consultative department that is working to make the business better.”